Misato Suzuki

Misato Suzuki is a painter and designer whose work integrates nature and culture, threading together contemporary life and the living world. A contemplative artist with a highly stylized approach, her work is connected to specific people and places. Misato was born in Aomori, a city in the northernmost part of Japan. Her work is influenced by her time spent there, near the ocean and surrounded by forest, and green everywhere. She currently lives and works in Southern California, where that landscape and culture have entered her paintings, drawings and designs. Her delicate, abstract style integrates organic forms with recognizable shapes, ranging from silhouettes to umbrellas. She pulls inspiration from the vibrancy of her surroundings as well as from her Japanese cultural background. The layered imagery in her paintings and in her designs for clothing lines create depth and sense of movement. She conveys movement and stillness at once.

Paintings by Misato Suzuki have been featured in galleries worldwide, including in solo and group exhibitions in the USA, Europe, Australia, Canada and Japan. Her designs have been commissioned by UMA, New High Mart, Girl Skateboards, Element and The Quiet Life for editions of artwork.

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