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Manami Ishimura is a Japanese visual artist, sculptor, and educator. Her sculptures, which have been exhibited both nationally and internationally including at Biwako Binnale, Shiga, Japan; Gallery C at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, Louisiana; Fresh Winds Art Binnale, Suðurnesjabær, Iceland. Ishimura’s continued exploration of ways to celebrate universality of art across cultures had led her to have a solo exhibition in conjunction with the National Council for the Ceramic Arts conference in Cincinnati, Ohio and her work was featured in a group exhibition at the Interkeramos Korat Clay Festival 2021 in Thailand. In 2019, She contributed a permanent public art piece as a Windgate Artist in Residence at Arkansas Tech University. Ishimura attended artist in residencies including Franconia Sculpture Park, Wisconsin, and Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, Georgia and Yumikobo, Okayama Japan receiving grants. Ishimura received her BFA degree in sculpture at Tama University in Japan, and earned her MFA degree in sculpture and ceramics at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in 2018. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Studio Art in Sculpture at Kenyon College.

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