Kyoko Fischer is a printmaker and painter. For prints, she specializes in monoprints, combining several techniques like etching, monotype, chine-collé, and photo transfer. For paintings, she mainly uses oil and encaustic. 

Her work falls under abstract and symbolic art. She is interested in how the past and present intersect, and what tensions emerge as a result. She often finds herself in a process of reimagining and rearticulating her identity as an artist, mother, citizen, and human.

She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.




  • MFA in Pictorial Art, San Jose State University | Expected 2017
  • BFA in Pictorial Art, San Jose State University | 1998


  • Pacific Art League National Print Competition and Exhibition; juried by Valerie Wade, director of Crown Point Press SF; Palo Alto, CA | 2012
    1st Place
  • Art Museum of Los Gatos Lottery Art Competition; Los Gatos, CA | 2003
    3rd Place
  • Triton Museum of Art Annual Competition; Santa Clara, CA | 1998
    2nd Place
  • Fine Art League of Cupertino; Cupertino, CA | 1997
    1st Place


  • Meeting Point, Gallery House
    Palo Alto, CA | February 2015
  • Kokoro, BFA Thesis Exhibition, San Jose State University
    San Jose, CA | 1998
  • Organic Shapes, Monotype Exhibition, San Jose State University
    San Jose, CA | 1996


  • Collective Musings, Olive Hyde Art Gallery
    Fremont, CA | January 2015
  • Embracing Space, Gallery House
    Palo Alto, CA | March 2014
  • Annual Monotype Marathon, ICA: Institute of Contemporary Art
    San Jose, CA | 1998-2010
  • Annual Fall Group Show, ICA: Institute of Contemporary Art
    San Jose, CA | 1998-2013
  • Untitled, Tercera Art Gallery
    Los Gatos, CA | 2004


  • Genentech Inc., South San Francisco, CA
  • Adobe Corporation, San Jose, CA
  • Hilton Hotel, San Francisco, CA
  • Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto, CA
  • De Anza College, Cupertino, CA
  • Hotel Palomar, San Francisco, CA
  • Cupertino Electric, Inc., San Jose, CA
  • El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, CA

My brief talk on the work I submitted for Paper Cuts 2016, a collaborative exhibition in Benicia, CA