Born in Osaka, Japan. Lives and works in Berkeley, California.

masakomikidrawing@gmail.com

Residency, Awards

2018
  • Inga Maren Otto Fellow Award, Residency at The Watermill Center, Watermill, NY
  • Editions Program, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
  • Special Edition Project, Magnolia Editions, Oakland, CA
2017
  • Artist Fellowship Award, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
2016
  • Artist Residency Program, Kira Kira Moya Moya Hara Hara, de Young Museum, SF, CA
2015
  • Facebook Artist in Residence Program, Menlo Park, CA
2014
  • Invited Artist, Received full sponsorship, Kamiyama Artists in Residency, Tokushima, Japan
  • Artist in Residency Program, Received stipend, Project 387, Gualala, California
2012
  • Nominee for SECA award at SFMOMA
2011
  • Artist in Residency Program, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, New York
  • Artist in Residency Program, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont
2010
  • Nominee for SECA award at SFMOMA
  • The Santo Foundation Individual Artists Award
2009
  • Artist in Residency Program, Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, Troy, NY
1998
  • Helen Dooley Scholarship, San Jose State University, San Jose CA

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2019
  • Solo Exhibition, MATRIX 273, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
  • Solo Exhibition, Shapeshifters, CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA
2018
  • Time Bomb, Special Installation at The 25th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit
  •     and Auction, Watermill, New York
  • In Process, The Watermill Center, Watermill, New York
2017
  • Special Installation Kaeru and Hyakki Yagyo, at SF Art Fair art MRKT, CULT Aimee Friberg
  •    Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA
2016
  • Solo Exhibition, Kira Kira, Moya Moya, Hara Hara, Kimball Gallery, de Young Museum,
  •     San Francisco, CA
  • Solo Exhibition, Conversations with Fox, Feather, and Ghost, Cult Aimee Friberg Exhibition,
  •     San Francisco, CA
2014
  • Solo Exhibition, Kamiyama Artist in Residence, Kokoro No Tabi, Tokushima, Japan
2013
  • Solo Exhibition, Helplessness in Hopefulness, K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2012
  • Solo Exhibition, Ancillary Adaptations, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA
2011
  • Solo Exhibition, Recent Work, Latham Square through Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA
2010
  • Unnatural Plans, Park Life, San Francisco, CA
2009
  • Contemplating Her Infinite Disguise, Gallery Extrana, Berkeley CA

Selected Exhibitions

2019
  • UNTITLED Art Fair, Featured Artist to design Women’s March poster
  •     for Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, San Francisco, CA
2018
  • Group Hang: Print Edition, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA
  • Art Toronto, CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, Toronto, Canada
  • Seattle Art Fair, CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, Seattle, WA
  • Strange Forest, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
  • SF Art Fair, artMRKT, CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA
2017
  • Group Hang, 5th Year Anniversary Facebook Artist in Residence, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
  • Let the Tool Do the Work, Worth Ryder Art Gallery, University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • Earth and Reveries, Fellowship Award Exhibition, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
  • Three-Person Exhibition: Works on Paper, Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA
2016
  • New West Chronicle, Photo issue, Court Yard, Tokyo, Japan
2015
  • Passport 2015, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Benefit Art Auction, Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco, Ca
  • Fresh and Local Auction, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
  • Heft, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
2014
  • Survival Adaptations, Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • SF Art Fair, artMRKT, CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA
  • Soft Muscle, Root Division Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • The Possible, Corresponding Mail Art, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
  • Dots and Lines by Tofu Project, Digital Garage, San Francisco, CA
2013
  • SF Art Fair, artMRKT, K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
  • Three-Person Exhibition, Infinitely Bound, The Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • 2013 Summer Exhibition, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
  • On View, New work from Kala, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
  • Peaceable Kingdom: Animals, Real and Imagined, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
  •     Received Juror’s Award
2012
  • Aqua Art Miami, K. Imperial Fine Art, Aqua Hotel, Miami, FL
  • ArtPadSF, Swarm Gallery, Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco, CA
  • Bay Area Currents 2012, What We Can't See But Want to See is Art,
  •     curated by Renny Pritikin, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • Beauty, curated by Glen Helfand and Katrina Traywick, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
2011
  • Breaking Ranks: Human/Nature, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
  • Benefit Art Auction, Headlands Center for the Arts, CA
  • ArtPadSF, Swarm Gallery, Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco, CA
  • Chain Letter Show, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Juried Annual 2011, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

Gallery

  • Represented by CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA

Public Art

2012
  • 60 Boxes Project by Earth Island Institute and Berkeley City Arts Commission

Public Collections

  • The Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation, New York, NY
  • Facebook Inc., Menlo Park, CA
  • Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

Education

2001
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, Master of Fine Arts in Pictorial Arts
1996
  • Notre Dame De Namur University, Belmont, CA, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts, Painting
  •     Minor in Printmaking

Selected Publications, Reviews, Press

2018
  • 8 Artworks We’re Eyeing From The Watermill Center Auction, By Art Zealous, July 2018
  • Fallout From Watermill’s “Time Bomb” Includes Many Artworks, The East Hampton Star
  •     by Jennifer Landes, July 2018
2017
  • Open Form Book, Facebook Artists in Residence 2012-2017, Published by Facebook Inc.
  • Works on Paper and Installation Catalog, Wiegand Galllery, Notre Dame de Namur University
  • Usamura Magazine Online, Masako Miki’s Drawing, Precious, Beautiful, Diversity
  •     by Ayano Usamura, April 2017
2016
  • Art Talks Again, Podcast Interview at de Young Museum, SF, November 2016
  • New West Chronicle by Kai Hikiji, November 2016
  • Toyo Keizai online, Facebook Head Quarter, The Reason for hiring Japanese Artist,
  •     by Taro Matsumura, June 2016
  • Estuary Mag online, Beginnings: Masako Miki, By Jane Chung and Clara Wu, March, 2016
  • SF Gate, Japan Residency Connects Artist with Nature, By Kimberly Chun, March 2016
2015
  • Fieldwork, Fine Art in Kamiyama Japan. Aimee Friberg in Conversation with Masako Miki
  •     Tiny Atlas Quarterly, April 2015
2014
  • NHK TV, Masako Miki, Kamiyama Artist in Residence, Japan October 30, 2014
  • Oakland Art Enthusiast, Artist Proof: Masako Miki, "Kokoro no Tabi"
  •     Artist in Residence, Tokushima, Japan, November 25, 2014
  • Kamiyama Artist in Residence, Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, October 2014
  • Kamiyama Artist in Residence, Asahi Shimbun newspaper, October 2014
  • Kamiyama Artist in Residence, Tokushima Shimbun newspaper, October 30, 2014
  • Kamiyama Artist in Residence, Tokushima Shimbun newspaper, September 29, 2014
  • "Artist’s Survival Guide" Chapbook, Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, San Francisco
  • Billebaude Magazine, published by Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature,
  •     Paris, France, May 2014
2013
  • Art in a Box curate collections by sending art in boxes, by Beatrice Katcher,
  •     OaklandNorth, 5 December 2013
  • Top of the food chain, Human-animal relationships as art by Jose Carlos Fajardo, Contra Costa Times, 14 March
2012
  • Popular Berkeley program turns utility boxes into public art,
  •     Contra Costa times, 27 December 2012
  • Masako Miki’s Delicate Animal Paintings by Aaron Berger, Beautiful/Decay, 25 July 2012
  • Bay Area Currents 2012: What We Can't See But Want to See is Art,
  •    by Alex Bigman, East Bay Express, 18 July 2012
  • Picks: Ancillary Adaptations by Obi Kaufmann, East Bay Express, 16 May 2012
  • Masako Miki at Swarm Gallery, Editor's Recommendation by DeWitt Cheng,
  •     Visual Art Source, May 2012
2011
  • Lamono Magazine, Art and Urban Cultural Magazine, Barcelona, Spain
  •     Issue # 78 Frio (Cold), November 2011
  • On-line interview, Lamono Magazine, Art and Urban Cultural Magazine in Barcelona Spain
  • Fine Line Magazine, International Fine Arts Magazine, Milwaukee, WI
  •     Issue Three: This is A Theory, May 2011
2010
  • "96 Hours Collector Poster", San Francisco Chronicle, October 2010
2009
  • "Works on Paper at the Berkeley Art Center", The Berkeley Daily Planet,
  •     by Peter Selz. September 2009

Guest Speaker, Events

2017
  • Guest Artist Talk, Advanced Drawing, Mills College, Oakland, CA
2016
  • Guest Artist, Critique session for Honors students, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
2015
  • Passport 2015, San Francisco Artist Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Panel Artist for Japanese American Art and Literature
  •     taught by Professor Betty Kano at San Francisco State University
  • Pop-up Plein Air: Art Escapists, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
2014
  • "Emergency Meeting Re-thinking About Alternative", Art Autonomy Network at Nihonbashi Insitute of Contemporary Arts, Tokyo, Japan

Association

2013
  • Bay Area Artists for Japan, Fukushima Now: "Relief Effort to Support Children in Fukushima"
  •     We organized panel discussion and fundraiser event at Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA