ーYoung Japanese artist Misato Ban explores both
the distance and proximity between nature and people
in her work. She creates a daydream-like atmosphere
portraying every day moments and exploring
her poetic thoughts, aiming to find a feeling
of balance between nature and contemporary life.

ーShe studied BA oil painting at Kanazawa College of art.Japan
In 1998, she won "The Shell Contemporary Art Awards".
Then she moved to Belgium in 1999 and studied at
the Royal Academy of Antwerp. From 2001 to 2004,
she studied Fine Arts in London and got her MFA
at the Slade School of Fine Art (UCL) in 2004.

Misato Ban was born in Ishikawa, Japan.(1977) She lives and works in Ishikawa and Tokyo.