Miwa Neishi

Born in Tokyo, 1990 

B.F.A in sculpture, Niigata University, 2013

M.F.A in sculpture, Kent State University, 2016

Studio at Sculpture Space NYC

 "I draw inspiration from abstract expressionism, prehistoric clay figures, and calligraphy. In making work today with nontraditional clays and glazes, I wish to continue the legacy of humanity's imagination and connection to the elemental aspects of life. Each artwork is intuitively hand built, focusing on the harmony between lines, similar to the practice of Japanese calligraphy. In their final forms, I find every piece reflects a character I've come across in my life in Japan, Ohio, NYC, and elsewhere. While my art forms are sculptural and abstract, I wish the audience to find them to be as familiar as a flower vase – a part of earth that’s carrying life and energy, freely given from nature."