Nobuho Nagasawa (1959 - ) was born in Japan. She studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts in The Netherlands (1978-1982) and the Hochschule de Kunste Berlin, where she received her M.F.A. in 1985. Among her teachers in Berlin was Shinkichi Tajiri, who executed "Friendship Knot" for Little Tokyo. She came to Los Angeles to attend the California Institute of the Arts. A conceptual artist, Nagasawa has had her work exhibited in galleries throughout the Los Angeles area as well as in Europe and Japan. In addition to "Toyo Miyatake's Camera," she has public art installations in Berlin, the Koll Anaheim Center, the Vermont Square Branch Library (which received an award for design excellance by the City of Los Angeles), and the LAX Gateway Station of the Green Line of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Nagasawa taught at the Scripps College in Claremont and is now teaching at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
The text has been provided courtesy of Michael Several, Los Angeles, January 1998.
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