Fujiko was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. She grew up with her parents and Nisei grandmother. When she was little she enjoyed dressing up as a cowboy and spent her time with coloring books. In elementary school she took private lessons for painting and traditional Japanese tea ceremony, which she enjoyed very much. In high school she joined a drama club for set design while preparing for her entrance exams to art universities. She was accepted to the graphic design department of Musashino Art University’s Junior College in Tokyo. She majored in advertising design and later she advanced to the postgraduate program under Professor Yasuhiro Kotani. Upon graduation she came to America for learning English at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She officially transferred there a year later.
While at Coe College she majored in fine art with a focus on printmaking and painting. After graduating with honors she enrolled in the master of fine art program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was introduced to various art forms, including performance, installation, video, computer graphics, animation, and interactive design. She also studied Japanese and Italian art history with a passion.
In 1998 she graduated with a highly successful MFA thesis exhibition. Fujiko’s artwork has been exhibited in many juried exhibitions, nationally and internationally. She has been invited as a guest artist by various institutions and organizations. She has also received a fellowship and awards. In 2003 she moved from Madison, Wisconsin to San Diego, California.
Other art web sites:
• Art of FUJIKO ISOMURA (~2003)
(Extensive information about Metal leaf technique, Metal Leafing Class Fujiko offered, Past Exhibition Photos, artwork from art school days, and more.)
• FujikoIsomura.WomanMade.net Woman Made Artists' Registry
• "10 WOMEN - 10 COUNTRIES" 2003-2004
• Art of Note Profile Painted Violin
• The San Diego Art Institute Portfolio
• La Jolla Art Association Member Gallery
• Babele Arte Listings
• THE SAATCHI GALLERY, Your Gallery
Fall 2006, I did not make to the top 10 but I made it to the top 30 among thousands of "Your Gallery" artists via "the Guardian and the Saatchi gallery's Your Gallery project" in UK. Also my selected artwork is viewed at Saatchi Blog.
• Gaurdian Unlimited UK newspaper site related to the above competition.