Joyce Kamikura

Region: Vancouver British Columbia
Nisei | Steveston British Columbia


Joyce Kamikura is a painter and print-maker. She was one of the first Canadians to be bestowed Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society (NWS – USA). She was also one of the first women to be given the top ranking title in the Federation of Canadian Artists as a Senior Signature Member (SFCA).

Exhibitions of her works in national and international juried exhibitions have earned her many articles internationally. Some of these include the books, Painting Composition (US), Painting Color (US), Abstract in Watercolor (US), Best of Watercolor (US), Looking In, Looking out (Canada); the magazines, American Artists (US), Art Impressions (Canada), Asahi Graph (Japan), Watercolour Gazette (Canada); International Artists (Australia); Viewpoint, (Canada) and the dailies, Vancouver Sun (Canada), and Times Colonist (Canada).

Joyce was born in Steveston, BC, and spent her first four years in the internment camp at Lemon Creek, B.C., then in Japan for nine years. Her return to Canada took her to Montreal for two years then back to Richmond. Years after obtaining her Bachelor of Commerce and Business Administration Degree from the University of BC, she studied art at Kwantlen and Langara colleges.

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