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 celebrated the Museum's impressive collection of Kawase Hasui donated by René and Carolyn Balcer. The exhibition was on view at the Museum from November 16, 2014 until March 29, 2015.
The edition of the Twelve Views of Virgina was 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.
She served as the juror for the Student Print Exhibition, "Ink and Clay" of California State Univerity, Chico. She also had an artist talk and the Japanese Woodblock Printing demonstration during her visit for jurying the exhibition.