| Born 1944, Japan
Miho Sawada is a Toronto-based installation artist. Born into a family of artists in Japan, Sawada earned her BFA from the Kyoto City College of Art before immigrating to Canada and continuing her studies at The New School of Art in Toronto. She has been working on public art projects and commissions since 1980. Her installations take the form of both gallery exhibitions and public art projects, and incorporate Japanese culture and tradition into conceptual art. She has exhibited extensively in both Canada and Japan, including at the University of Western Ontario, Expo ’86 in Vancouver, Minoo City Education Centre in Osaka, the Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art, and the Nagano Olympic Stadium Park.
Sawada has also taught both studio and lecture courses on contemporary art at the University of Guelph, Ontario College of Art, Pennsylvania State University, and Osaka University of Arts. Her drawings and paintings can be found in many public, private, and corporate collections in Canada and Japan, including Oakville Galleries, Toronto Dominion Bank, and Toyo Shigyo Ltd. Recently, she has been working on her own ’Hakoniwa’ project, a small garden of memories and reflections with small scale 3D paper works and pencil and sumi ink drawings.