Born 1967, Ontario
Akemi Nishidera is a Toronto-based printmaker. After studying printmaking at the Ontario College of Art, and showing her work in a number of exhibits in Ontario, Nishidera continued learning her craft in Japan: first, she attended the International Paper Symposium in Kyoto in 1995, and then moved to Japan in 1998 to apprentice with Richard Flavin in Ogawa-machi for three years. She learned to make traditional washi papers and helped with book binding, relief printing, and washi treatments. Now, she teaches letterpress and book arts workshops from her Toronto studio.