About the artist
b. 1958 Born in Nagoya (Japan). Lives and works in Nagoya (Japan)
Based in Aichi Prefecture, Mitsuko Miwa has since her early years developed her own painterly practice through diverse stylistic transitions. Awarded a scholarship from the Philip Morris Foundation, she stayed in Berlin from1996 to 1997, and also was selected as a guest artist for the Swedish artistic exchange program IASPIS (Stockholm) in 1998. Her works were included in various exhibitions, such as “Vanishing Point -Contemporary Art from Japan” which toured New Delhi and Mumbai in 2007, and it is worth remembering that she was highlighted in this year’s international art festival “Aichi Triennale 2022”. Diverse motifs seen in Miwa’s works, ranging from figures and furniture to landscapes, suggest that the artist’s interest is not in the painted objects but a painting itself as a device.