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

Education

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

Residency, Awards

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 Exhibitions

2016
  • 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

2017
  • Works on Paper, Paintings and Installation, Wiegand Gallery, 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
2010
  • Security, Root Division, San Francisco CA
2009
  • Works on Paper, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley CA
  • Family Pictures, Root Division, San Francisco CA
2008
  • New Visions, 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

Publications, Reviews, Press

2017
  • 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: Issue 1, 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
  • KALX-FM Radio Interview, Arts in Review by Greg Scharpen, Berkeley, CA

Guest Speaker, Events

2016
  • Guest Artist, Critique session for honored 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

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

Teaching Experience

University of California, Berkeley, CA 2015 - Present

De Anza College, Cupertino, CA 2005 - Present

Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, CA 2005 - Present

Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA 2005 to 2014

University of California, Davis, CA 2003, 2006

San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 2000, 2004