Mishima Ritsue was born in Kyoto in 1962. Since 1996, she has been affiliated with a glass studio on the island of Murano, Venice, and has been creating work in collaboration with its artisans. Her colorless transparent glass is the product of a fusion of 1,000 years of traditional technique and Mishima’s free sensibilities, radiating with a new appeal when light passes through it. In addition to her glass objects, she also creates installations. Major solo exhibitions include “IN GRIMANI” (Palazzo Grimani. Venice, 2013), “As it should be” (Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, 2011), and .“Frozen garden / Fruits of fire” (Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 2010).