About Me

Maasa Nishimura is an artist. She started studying painting in 2007 and earned her B.A from Franklin Pierce College in NH. She completed her M.F.A at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York in 2014. After that, she worked for Takashi Murakami, in NYC. Maasa mainly works on oil paint as her artwork.

-Artist Statement-
In my travels around the world, I have often found myself amongst people whose language I did not speak or culture I did not understand. In these foreign lands, facial gestures were often found to be a natural and universal method of communication.
The collages of emotions portrayed in my artworks are the first in a series that strives to come alive as a kaleidoscope of human emotions, allowing the viewer to go on a personal journey of discovery.
Building on this, my latest series titled "FABRIC" explores the possibility of rendering a person as a complex weave of experiences. Much like how strands of different colors and textures are woven together to produce a beautiful piece of fabric. I want to illustrate how experiences textured by environment come together to form the essence of a person.
"My goal as an artist is to highlight the intrinsic emotional connection that we as humans share, a connection that transcends barriers of race, gender, culture and language to name a few."

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