Michiko Hoshino Biography

Michiko Hoshino




Painter and printmaker Michiko Hoshino was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1934. After studying liberal arts at the Tokyo Women's Christian University (BA, 1954), she switched to art studies and pursued printmaking and painting at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts, where she received her BA in oil painting in 1963. In the late 1960s she began to focus almost exclusively on lithography, exhibiting extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East, North and South America, and Japan. In the 1990s she traveled to Buenos Aires and New York City on an overseas study scholarship from the Japanese government.

Hoshino's work can be found in the permanent collections of the British Museum; the Library of Congress (US); the Museum of Modern History, Ljubriana (Slovenia); the National Museum, Krakow; Tesalonica Museum (Greece); Felicien Ropps Museum (Belgium); the Universal Print Museum (Egypt); Museo National del Grabado (Argentina); Foundation International Jorge Luis Borges (Argentina); Westchester Community College (New York); California College of the Arts (US); Museum of the University of Richmond (USA); National Taiwan Normal University; Guan Shanyue Art Museum (China); Japanese Consulate General in China; Machida City Print Museum (Tokyo); National Museum of Modern Art (Tokyo); Togichi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts (utunomiya); Tawara Museum (Osaka); Striped House Museum of Art (Tokyo), among many others. 

She is a member of the Kokugakai Art Association, the Japan Artist Association, and the Japan Print Association. She maintains a studio in Tokyo, Japan. Find a complete list of Hoshino's exhibitions and collections on her website.