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Misako Inaoka, born in Kyoto, Japan, had received BFA in printmaking ’01 from RISD (Rhode School of Design), and MFA ’06 from Mills College, CA. From 1999-2000, Inaoka spent a year in Rome, ITALY, as a part of EHP (European Honors Program). She works with mixed media in sculpture and site-specific installation, currently based in Ventura, CA. Her work has been shown in Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, de Young Museum, de Saisset Museum, San Jose ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Johansson Projects, Boca Raton Museum of Fine Art, Bakersfield Museum of Modern Art, as well as galleries in New York, LA, San Francisco,
Seattle, and Texas, in Japan, England, China and Italy. She is a recipient of National Endowment of Arts for MacDowell Colony residency, S & R Foundation’s Washington Award, and has been an artist residency at the Headlands Center for the Art, De Young Museum, MacDowell Colony, Montalvo Art Center, I-Park, and Vermont Studio Center. www.misakoinaoka.com