Date: Sunday, March 15, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Theme: “Can Art Change a Person’s Life?”
Guest: Misako Oba
Location: River Point Tower, Room 2207
     1-11-6 Tsukuda, Chuo Ku, Tokyo
     7 minutes from Tsukishima Station on Oedo & Yurakucho Lines
               080-4322-4475, Abi Lowther 
All are welcome! Feel free to come late! We will have a potluck style meal, so please bring something share. Looking forward to seeing you!

Meet the Artist:

Misako Oba was born and raised in Japan. Her artworks have been exhibited at international galleries and art fairs in France, Belgium, Germany, Japan, and the United States. Oba’s works include award-winning pieces. These works and others are held in private, corporate, and national permanent collections. Her body of work explores human life as a journey and examines our soul and emotions. It also depicts its transient nature and perspective. Her professional repertoire has evolved from photography to mixed-media painting, which incorporates encaustic, oil, printmaking, and text in compositions relevant to each series’ concept. She often layers timeless ancient messages and modern computer languages in an abstract manner. Her monographs (artbooks) include “Gift of Loss” (2011), “PACTUM” (2011), and “FAUSTUS” (2014). Oba’s early career was in broadcasting as a newscaster and then in print media as an editor. Her responsibility involved film/photo direction and editing that shaped her creative visual arts career. She has lived/worked in New York and other cities in the U.S. and currently divides her time between the U.S. and Japan to create and exhibit her art.