Hiromi Takizawa is a California based installation artist that uses glass, light, water, sound and plants to create a calm and quiet environment. Her work reflects the nostalgia of a place left behind and is inspired by her homeplace, located in the mountains of Nagano, Japan. She received her MFA in Craft and Materials Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond in 2010, and her MA in Glass from California State University, Fullerton in 2007. She has taught courses on glass at Saddleback College in Orange County, California; California State University at San Bernardino; Alfred University in New York; and the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Her work has been exhibited at the Heller Gallery in New York, RAID Projects in Los Angeles, 12 Galleri og Verksted in Norway and Ohio State University in Columbus.