Born and raised in Japan, Nishiki Sugawara-Beda is a visual artist working primarily on painting. Her work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
“To speak to the core of humanity, I seek the connections among cultures both from the past and present. My research currently focuses on tracing traditional Japanese activities back to their origins, aiming to offer viewers an oft-forgotten engagement in contemporary society—a deeper connection with their own spirit.”