Miwako Nishizawa was born in Kyoto, Japan and now lives in Berkeley, California.

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.

The edition of the Twelve Views of Virgina is available to purchase at the VMFA Musuem shop during the exhibition. Click Woodblock to view of the prints.

"Monticello" and "Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond" of the Twelve Views of Virginia series will be on view at the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center (2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA) from the week of June 16, 2014 to the end of May, 2015 as a part of the Civic Center Art Exhibition. The Exhibition is the City of Berkeley's opportunity to celebrate the richness of artistic production within its community.

Her latest work the series of Sixteen Views of Mt. Tam was on view at Arc Gallery (1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA) from August 23 to September 20, 2014.