Misako Inaoka

Born in Kyoto, Japan

Lives and works in San Francisco, California

Education

MFA, Mills College, Oakland, California, 2004-2006

European Honors Program, Rome, Italy (Rhode Island School of Design), 1999-2000

BFA, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, Rhode Island, 1997-2001

Solo Exhibitions

2010

Guided Growth,,Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA

2009

Games,,Galleri Urbane, Marfa, TX

2009

Survival Games,,David Salow Gallery, Los Angels, CA

2007

Origin of Species,,Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006

Secret Nature,, Blankspace Gallery, Oakland, CA

2005

Invisible City of Moon Watching Plants, View 155, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery

2004

The first twenty-four hours, Window Installation, Artists' Television Access, San Francisco, California

2002

The Microfiche, The Back Room Gallery, San Francisco, California

2001

The Boundary between…, Solo Exhibition/Installation, Benson Hall Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

2000

Le Onde, Solo Installation, Cenci Gallery, Rome, ITALY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011

MA2 Gallery, Tokyo, JAPAN

2010

Human Nature, Villa Montalvo Center for the Arts, Saratoga, CA

2009

Green, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), San Jose, CA

2009

What isn't, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

2009

Un(Nature), de Rosa Art Preserve, Napa,CA

2009

Natural Blunders, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA

2009

Sol, Gallery Trax,JAPAN

2009

Cantocore, Ping Pong Space, Guangzhou, CHINA

2008

Brevity's Rainbow, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2008

Bay Area Now 5, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco CA

2008

Summer Group show,Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008

Birdwatch,Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, ID

2008

Fiber show, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007

Miami Art Fair,, Miami, FL

2007

Pulse Art Fair,London, ENGLAND

2007

Excavation, Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA

2006

Nurture Nature, Mills College MFA show, Mills Museum, Oakland, CA

Emerge,9th annual GenArt exhibition,Warfield Building, San Francisco, CA

2005

Faux Pause, Balazo 18, San Francisco, California

Close Calls, Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin Headlands, California

2003

Space Available, Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

Live Art Auction, The Back Room Gallery, Adobe Books, San Francisco, California

The Drawing Show, The LAB, San Francisco, California

2002

The Element of Temporary 3, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, California

I/O: A Public Video Program, Quotidian Gallery, San Francisco, California

The Living Art LABoratory, Exquisite corpse project, The LAB, San Francisco, California

APAture 2002, SomArts, San Francisco, California

Group Exhibition, Zedd Fine Art and Design, San Francisco, California

2001

Senior Invitational, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design

Graduation Show, ISB Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design

Outside the Bubble, Gallery Space, Providence, Rhode Island

2000

Three-person Show, Benson Hall Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design

EHP exhibition, Cenci Gallery, Rome, Italy

1999

Kazoku-ten, Gallery Venus, Kyoto, JAPAN

Fall Sketchbook Exhibition, Cenci Gallery, European Honors Program, Rome, ITALY

1998

Juried Drawing Exhibition, Waterman Building Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design

The Nature: Juried Drawing Exhibition, Waterman Building Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design

Experience

2005-2006

Teaching assistant, Ceramics, Mills College, Oakland, California

2001

Instructor - bookmaking, JCCCNC, San Francisco, California

Assistant Master Printmaker, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, California

2001-2003

Instructor - bookmaking/printmaking, Arch, San Francisco, California

2000

Assistant Master Printmaker, Solo Impression Inc, New York, New York

1999-2001

Teaching assistant - printmaking/drawing/painting, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

1998-2000

Technician - printmaking studio, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

Awards/Grants/Residencies

2009

Irvine Fellowship, Montalvo Residency, Saratoga, CA

2008

de Young Museum, artist-in-residency program, San Francisco, CA

2007-2008

National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Artistic Exellence grant

2007

MacDowell Colony, NH, residency

2007

Headlands Center for the Arts, Summer residency

2007

Headlands Center for the Arts, MFA studio award nominee and finalist

2005

Trefethen Merit Award

Eklind Fellowship

Frank Herringer Foundation scholarship

MFA Mini Grants: Mills College Graduate Study

2004-2005

Mills College alumnae scholarship

Mills College Assistantship scholarship

2004

Moving Mountain Weekend Residency, Tiburon, California

The Vermont Studio Center, The International Artists Residency, Partial grant award

1997-2001

Affiliations: RISD Museum of Fine Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

1999-2000

European Honors Program: Rhode Island School of Design, Rome, Italy

2000

The International Library of Photography, Travel Picture Award

1997-2000

Honored Student: Rhode Island School of Design Academic, Standing Committee, Associated Provost

1996

Summit County Art Community Award, Colorado