Artist Biography

Hiroko Momii was born in Japan, and grew up in the traditional Japanese system: a woman's place and happiness is in her marriage and children.

Ms. Momii came to the USA in 1979, not knowing her deep desire to express herself through art. When she pulled a squeegee the first time at a silkscreen art studio hired as an apprentice in 1980, she knew that she wanted to become an artist.

In 1991, the artist quit the job at a fine art silkscreen studio, and dedicated herself to become a painter.

Hiroko entered MFA program in painting and drawing at California State University at Long Beach in 1994. During the program she had found the way to express her inner experiences and visions through abstract style. She graduated from CSULB with Master Degree, painting and drawing in 1998. Since then, she is showing her artworks in both solo and group exhibitions at numerous galleries in Santa Fe, Los Angeles and Japan.

Hiroko Momii was influenced by Wassily Kandinsky's Statement, "Spirituality is the purpose of Art." Her growth as an artist and on her spiritual path is parallel. Act of paintings serves as meditation. Ms. Momii feels so fortunate to have become an artist and find the way not only to express herself but also to deepen her spirituality. The art making process has become a life process in itself.