Masako Miki has exhibited her immersive felt sculptural installations and watercolor works on paper in the US, Japan, and China. She has exhibited at numerous institutions including Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, de Young Museum, the Lab, Fused Project in San Francisco, and Ryan Lee Gallery in New York.
Inspired by Shinto’s animism, Miki attempts crafting new mythologies concerning cultural identity as social collectives. Miki was a recipient of the 2018 Inga Maren Otto Fellowship Award from Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center in New York, and the 2019 Master Artist Award and 2017 Artist Fellowship Award from Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California. She has been a resident artist at the de Young Museum (San Francisco, California), Facebook (Menlo Park, California), and Kamiyama Artists in Residency (Tokushima, Japan). Miki’s work is in collections at The Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation, New York, Facebook, Inc., Menlo Park, and Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA, and Colección SOLO in Madrid, Spain.
Miki’s collaboration includes LEGO group, Facebook HQ and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Miki’s monumental outdoor public art installation at Uber HQ in San Francisco and OH Bay cultural coastal park in Shenzhen China are now on view. She is currently developing functional sculpture designs for Minna-Natoma Street Project in collaboration with San Francisco Museum of Modern Art In San Francisco, CA. Miki is a native of Japan and currently based in Berkeley, California. She is represented by CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions in San Francisco, and Ryan Lee Gallery in New York.