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Michele Kishita

Philadelphia, PA, United States

Michele Kishita is a Philadelphia-based artist who grew up in the vastly different landscapes of rural Central Pennsylvania and the Arizona desert. She uses colors found in nature that are not typically associated with “natural” colors and focuses on water as her primary subject. Kishita lived in Japan and is a Japanese print consultant, authenticating, translating, and appraising woodblock prints for auction houses and collectors. Her paintings are strongly influenced by the graphic, stylized quality of Hiroshige and Hokusai, as well as the compositions of ukiyo-e. Kishita’s paintings are in a number of private/corporate collections, including Toyota and Kaiser Permanente and have been shown extensively on the East Coast. She has been published in Fresh Paint Magazine, The Artist Catalogue, Create Magazine, as well as several literary journals, and was selected to exhibit at the Sharjah Art Museum in the United Arab Emirates. Kishita received both her BFA and MFA in painting from the University of the Arts.

Michele's ArtPrize Entries

These are Michele's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

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    Nor'easter

    2017 ArtPrize Entry Michele Kishita
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Michele's Past Work

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