Miwako Nishizawa was born in Kyoto, Japan and now lives in the Bay Area.
She creates artwork often adapting traditional Japanese Woodblock technique.
She was received a commission from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, VA to create a Japanese woodblock series, Twelve Views of Virginia in conjunction with an exhibition, Hasui: Water & Shadow. The exhibition will celebrate the Museum's impressive collection of Kawase Hasui donated by René and Carolyn Balcer. The exhibition is scheduled from November 15, 2014 until March 29, 2015.
As a part of the group show, "Pop-Up: On & Off the Wall," her installation "WTC Project: Human History" was on view at First Street Gallery in Chelsea, NYC from January 9 to 11, 2014.
The WTC Project: Human History consists of over a hundred mono prints, which she took directly from the streets surrounding the World Trade Center site from September 2010 to September 2011.
Her recent work, Uteri was selected for the exhibition 4Choice 2013 by the juror Catharine Clark, owner and director of Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco. It was on view at Arc Gallery from December 12, 2013 to January 12, 2014.