Michele Kishita

"Summer's Radiant Distraction," 2022
"Summer's Radiant Distraction," 2022

latex and gold leaf on birch panel, 48"x48", $6,500

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"Open Water, Trade Winds," 2022
"Open Water, Trade Winds," 2022

latex on birch panel, 30"x30" $3,100

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"Aerial Perspective," 2021
"Aerial Perspective," 2021

latex and gold leaf on birch panel, 20"x20", $1,650

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"Sun-washed Inlet,"
"Sun-washed Inlet,"

latex and gold leaf on birch panel, 24"x24", $1,850

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"Edging Toward Spring," 2021
"Edging Toward Spring," 2021

latex and gold leaf on birch panel, 30"x30", $2,800

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"Autumn Dusk at the Bay," 2016
"Autumn Dusk at the Bay," 2016

latex on panel, 20"x20", $1,500

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"Bioluminescence, 2020
"Bioluminescence, 2020

latex on panel, 20"x20", $1,500

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"After the Fact," 2020
"After the Fact," 2020

latex on panel, 20"x20", $1,500

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Michele Kishita's contemporary abstract landscape paintings on wood panel collectively describe the calm and fluidity of bodies of water at specific moments of the day; the new growth of spring; the pale freeze of mid-winter; and the interplay of light, shadow, and speed recalling movement through the urban landscape. Stylistically, Kishita’s work is deeply influenced by the strong lines and compressed space of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints, particularly the landscapes and natural world imagery of Hiroshige and Hokusai. In addition to creating her own work, Kishita is a Japanese print consultant who authenticates, translates, and appraises woodblock prints. 

Kishita received her MFA and BFA degrees from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. She has held artist residencies in Iceland, Russia, and New Mexico, and her work has been featured in exhibitions across the US, in Russia, and in the United Arab Emirates. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of Toyota, Kaiser Permanente, Park Towne Place, Temple University, Drexel University, Texas Tech University, the University of the Arts. Kishita maintains a studio in Philadelphia, PA.