1962 Born in Kyoto
Ritsue Mishima moved to Venice in 1989, and began visiting the glass workshops of the Murano islands to collaborate with the glass artisans there from 1996. In 2001 she was awarded the Giorgio Armani prize for Best Artist at Sotheby's Contemporary Decorative Arts Exhibition held in London. She makes large organic forms often influenced by nature and is one of the few artists in Venice working almost exclusively in clear glass. Her major shows in recent years have included an exhibit at the Venice Biennale in 2009, a solo show at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in the Netherlands in 2011 and as part of a project ‘Spring at Palazzo Fortuny’ Venice in 2014.