Mizuki Nishiyama is a New York based mixed-Japanese artist known for her raw, vivid and multifaceted paintings that explore the fragile human condition.
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, establishing her distinctive style that represents her unique background.
Nishiyama draws from deeply personal experiences to craft each and her 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.
Nishiyama holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Parsons School of Design.
Her solo exhibitions include Shunga (2020) at Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong, 脆い: An Exploration of Human Fragility (2019) at Greenpoint Gallery in New York, and An Exploration of Human Fragility: Love & Lust (2020) at the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York.