HIROMI TAKIZAWA was born and raised in Nagano, Japan and lives in southern California. Curiosity, experimentation, narrative, and materiality are the core concepts in her work. Hiromi has exhibited nationally and internationally including solo exhibitions at Heller Gallery and Urban Glass in New York, and group exhibitions in Ohio, Michigan, Virginia, and Bergen, Norway. She received an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and is currently an Associate Professor in Glass at California State University, Fullerton. Hiromi was the youngest artist included in Urban Art Glass Quarterly’s 50 at 50, a list of the top fifty artists using glass that will be relevant in the next half-century. Hiromi has taught at Pilchuck Glass School, WA, Haystack Mountain of Crafts School, MA, and Toyama Glass Institute in Japan.