Kimiko Miyoshi’s printmaking experience began as a collaborative silkscreen printer in Japan. She was also involved in reproduction of vintage Ukiyo-E woodcuts as a Kira (mica) printer. Miyoshi has given printmaking workshops in Los Angeles and New York and worked with artists creating intaglio and silk-screen editions in these cities.
After receiving her MFA in Printmaking from University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, she built scientific exhibitions for Explora Science Center, a children’s science museum, in Albuquerque, NM. The work had a great effect on her creative practice and observational habit. The focus of Miyoshi’s work is to provoke curiosities and transform insignificant objects or mundane phenomena into seductive works of art.
Miyoshi’s recent solo exhibitions include Works on Paper at Stonerose Gallery (Long Beach, CA), Serial Possibilities at Brandstater Gallery at La Sierra University (Riverside, CA), Pull Together at Stevenson Gallery at SOU (Ashland, OR), Illegiblusion at Sabina Lee (Los Angels, CA), Insignificant Wonderment at EOU Art Gallery (La Grande, OR), and Sky in Water at Plan B (Santa Fe, NM), and 70 W/m2: Remarks on Solar Phenomena at the Harwood Art Center (Albuquerque, NM).
She has participated in group exhibitions such as Invisible Systems at Manhattan Beach Art Center (Manhattan Beach, CA), Print Ed at Limerick School of Art and Design, (Ireland), Past, Present, Future at Silpakorn University Art Gallery (Thailand), Californians, Artspace PURL, (S. Korea), Person, Place or Thing at La Sierra University (Riverside, CA), Mass Emergence, Angels Gate Cultural Center, (San Pedro, CA), Stream of International Prints at Anyang Albaroshija, (S. Korea), Animal Connections at Proyecto Ace, (Argentina), California Prints I and California Prints II at Art Visalia (Visalia, CA), Still Printing at Wayne St. University (Detroit, MI), Print Matter(s): California Printmaking Now at Studio Channel Island Art Center (Camarillo, CA), Ink and Clay exhibitions at Cal Poly Pomona (Pomona, CA), PRINTMATTERS at 5ive & 40rty (Winston-Salem, NC), Marking Time at Angel’s Ink San Pedro, CA), Play it Ground at Don O’Melveny Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles Printmaking Society 17th National Exhibition at the Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena, CA), and Sky in Water at Plan B (Santa Fe, NM) among others.
Miyoshi lives and works in Long Beach and San Pedro, CA.