Manami Ishimura has been selected as the first artist in residence in Arkansas Tech University history.
Ishimura will join the ATU community from January through May 2019. During her semester in Russellville, she will teach a three-hour studio course, produce a body of work that includes a piece for display on the ATU campus, engage faculty and students in explorations of new artistic methods and contribute to the community through activities such as lectures and open studio hours.
The ATU artist in residency program is possible through a grant from the Windgate Foundation.
Ishimura is a native of Tokyo, Japan. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Tama University in Japan and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tama Art University Gallery and Ginza Seido Gallery are among the places where her art has been placed on exhibition.