Misaki spent her first 16 years of her life growing up in Tokyo. As a little girl, sitting at the counter in her father’s Café after school, she passed her afternoons drawing and listening to her father’s record collection. She took pleasure in things like Manga comics, Miyazaki films, 80’s American film, and classic cartoons both Japanese and American. She moved to LA just before her seventeenth birthday, and in high school, she began to take art more seriously. Art class was something she understood in Japanese or in English. She studied anatomy in art school, and spent quite a bit of time with cadavers in anatomy labs. Her interest in anatomy plays a major role in her creations. Her art is, in a sense, celebration of the living and the dead, and something in between as well.