Mizuki Nishiyama is a New York-based artist known for her raw, vivid and multifaceted paintings exploring the fragile human condition. Her work has been showcased in Hong Kong and New York City, including at Tenri Cultural Institute of New York, Hong Kong Landmark Mandarin Oriental, SuperFine! Art Fair New York, Greenpoint Gallery and more.
As a mixed-Japanese artist, Nishiyama draws inspiration from the East and West. Bridging her Hong Kong, Japanese and Italian cultural heritages, Nishiyama fuses her craft with New York’s gripping energy to establish a distinctive style representative of her unique background.
Nishiyama draws from deeply personal experiences to craft each and every artwork: her ongoing relationship with anxiety and trauma has greatly influenced her practice, and has fueled her to better understand vulnerability, fragility and the human condition. The act of painting has always been a reflective and meditative process for Nishiyama, and she finds it crucial to cope with the more tempestuous periods in her life. “Painting provides the perfect safe space for me to explore my emotions and personal circumstances within the perimeters of my canvas,” she explains. Through her work Nishiyama challenges viewers to question the nature of the human experience and to confront their own personal vulnerabilities.
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