Mizuki Nishiyama (b. 1998, Hong Kong) is a Japanese painter who uses raw textures and bold hues to express the multifacetedness of human nature. Nishiyama has mastered six languages and immersed herself in diverse cultures from both the East and the West. After completing her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Parsons School of Design, Nishiyama currently travels between Hong Kong, London, and New York to complete her Masters of Fine Arts degree at Central Saint Martins whilst establishing her artist identity.
Nishiyama explores a myriad of concepts through her works, including her cultural identity, femininity, intimacy, human fragility, and more. Every brushstroke paints raw emotions and brutality as she confronts her trauma and pervasive socio-political issues. She draws inspiration greatly from her personal turmoil along with the arts, such as poetry, philosophy, music, and dance to create vivid yet perturbing artworks that allows her to find strength in vulnerability. Nishiyama’s creative journey is one for her to explore her identity whilst simultaneously creating one to make sense of what it means to be a modern woman of mixed heritage in this tumultuous world.