Manami Ishimura was born in Tokyo, Japan, received her BFA degree in sculpture at Tama Art University in Japan in 2012 and earned her MFA degree in sculpture and ceramics at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in 2018. Her handwork strives to depict the ephemeral beauty of moments that generally go unseen.

Ishimura conceptually addresses the cultural social issue using an extensive approach sculpture to space to generate emphatic aesthetic crossing cultures. Her art practice is a wide range from temporary installation to public art. Ishimura’s continued exploration of ways to celebrate universality of art across cultures led her to exhibit both nationally and internationally including at Biwako Binnale, Shiga, Japan, Gallery C at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, Louisiana. She contributed a permanent public art piece as a Windgate Artist in Residence at Arkansas Tech University.

Areas of Expertise

Sculpture, Installation, Contemporary Art Practice


2018 — Master of Fine Arts from Texas A&M University at Corpus

Courses Recently Taught

This course presents an introduction to three-dimensional art through exploration of its basic elements (line, plane, mass and color) and its basic ordering principles (unity, balance, rhythm and dominance). Students explore sculpture techniques through figurative modeling, digital fabrication, and familiarizing the equipment in the woodshop. As students learn how to use the tools and equipment in the Sculpture Studios, proper care for the tools and space in addition to professional finish and presentation are expected. The course format includes slide lectures, group critiques and individual instruction. Material purchases are the responsibility of each student. This counts toward the introductory requirement for the major and minor. No prerequisite. Offered each semester.