Keiko Fukazawa was born in Japan and educated at the Musashino Art University in Tokyo. Fukazawa also studied at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles where she taught ceramics for four years. She currently lives and has her studio in Pasadena, California, and is an associate professor and head of the ceramic department at Pasadena City College.
Today, Fukazawa’s work reflects a California outlook that includes diverse cultural hybrids and an “anything goes” attitude. She has worked for over 30 years as a bicultural artist with an eye of an outsider. Fukazawa’s recent residencies in China have given her new perspectives and innovative platforms with which to experiment with conceptual art.
Keiko Fukazawa’s work has been widely exhibited. US gallery exhibitions include six one- person shows at Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles and New York, and numerous group shows at Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco and Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York. Museum exhibitions of Fukazawa’s work include Los Angeles County Museum of Art, American Craft Museum, New York, and the Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX. Her newest works have been exhibited at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in 2016. Her work is in permanent collections of National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; and American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA. Fukazawa is also the recipient of the 2015 Grant from the Asian Cultural Council in New York and a 2016 COLA Individual Artist’s Fellowship from the City of Los Angeles. She has been recently nominated by the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation 2017 Grant Competition in New York and the 2019 Fellow Contemporary Art Fellowship Award program in Los Angeles.