Hisako Kobayashi has been showing her art for the past three decades on four continents.  As an abstract painter, her art combines the influences of a person who still feels a strong affinity for her native Japan, but who also received rigorous training in the US, and who has lived in this country for most of her adult life.

Hisako grew up in Tokyo before moving to New York City in 1981 to earn a Masters of Fine Arts at Pratt Institute.  The mother of two grown children, she lives with her husband in an artist's loft in downtown Manhattan.