Craig Nagasawa, Continuing Lecturer

CraigCraig Nagasawa’s work combines the technical aspects of Japanese/Nihonga painting techniques with the personal vision of a third-generation Japanese American. A Bay Area resident for the last 32 years, his work is represented in private and public collections in the United States, Switzerland, and Japan. He has had solo exhibitions at the Braunstien Quay Gallery in San Francisco from 2004. He has been included in group exhibitions at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Walter McBean Gallery at the San Francisco Art Institute, the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, and the Arts Commission Gallery in San Francisco. Craig teaches painting and drawing at the UC Berkeley, where he has taught for two decades. His classes incorporate ancient practices of Japanese painting with contemporary art practices in the US. He is also the director of “Bridging the Arts”, a program that teaches pedagogy of arts education to UC Berkeley students bringing arts curriculums to K-12 public schools.