Shimomoto came to the United States in 2003 and Studied Glass as a special student at Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH. After 2 years she moved to Wisconsin for graduate school and received her MFA in 2008 from the University of Wisconsin. Her background is painting and printmaking. She graduated from Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan.
Shimomoto’s work is represented in collections including: Dayton Art Institute, Ohio, USA, Museum of American Glass, New Jersey, USA
My work is inspired by nature. I appreciate the feelings I get from even the most unspectacular nature, and the small things in everyday life. I find the small beauties of nature are the ones that most change my view.
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