Elizabeth Hasegawa Agresta

Region: NY Vancouver BC
Generation: Sansei
Born 1965, Vancouver, BC



Elizabeth is a painter and third generation artist, carrying on a family legacy in the creative arts which includes: kimono design, Japanese ceramics, classic wooden yacht design, culinary arts, photography, painting, writing, and poetry.
Elizabeth studied at The Art Students League of New York and currently dedicates her time to studying contemporary art, experimenting with new materials and techniques, and creating fresh work in her Connecticut studio. In addition to painting full-time, she recently completed illustrations for a second children’s picture book, “Celia and the Glue Man”.  Her first book, “I’m Mixed!” received the 2018 Skipping Stones Honor Award for children’s literature.
Elizabeth is the leading member of the Fairfield County Plein Air Painters and is currently active with both the Federation of Canadian Artists and the New York Society of Women Artists.  Her work has received both regional and international recognition, and in 2021, a landscape painting was purchased and put on display at the historic Stephen Mather Homestead, early conservationist and founder of the United States National Park Service.

Artist Statement

Meaning depends on audience. Depth of meaning depends on artist.

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