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 now on view at the Museum 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 are on view at the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center (2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA) until 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 and WTC project—human history are on view at the Reynolds Gallery (1514 West Main Street, Richmond, VA) until February 28, 2015.

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