b. Kyoto, Japan; lives and works San Francisco
Red Bird, 2006
Red Ape, 2007
Misako Inaoka received her 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 as a part of EHP (European Honors Program). She is based in San Francisco since 2001. She works with mixed media in sculpture and site-specific installation. 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), Johansson Projects, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, as well as galleries in New York, Seattle, and Texas, in Japan, England, China and Italy. She is a recipient of Irvine Fellowship for Montalvo residency, National Endowment of Arts for MacDowell Colony residency, and has been an artist-in-residence at the Headlands Center for the Art, De Young Museum, and Vermont Studio Center.