Gloria Kagawa is a traditional printmaker, painter, and mixed media artist. However, her activities have also included photography and digital media which began in earnest in 1996 when she launched one of the few artists' sites on the internet (www.gloriakagawa.com). In the Spring of 2009 she exhibited her first manipulated digital photos in the Gallery 96 group show entitled "Industrial Strength".
Her contemporary style of art reflects on our environment and architectural structures, while her focus is on capturing the human spirit or bringing social or emotional issues to light.
Gloria Kagawa earned her Honours B.A. in Fine Arts in 1982 at the University of Waterloo, specializing in printmaking.
Her farmhouse studio, located near New Hamburg, Ontario, is open to the public annually on the first week-end of November for the Rural Routes Studio Tour (www.ruralroutes.org), of which she is a founding member. She also welcomes studio visits by appointment.
Kagawa has exhibited in numerous exhibitions, and her art is included in several public and private collections. She continues to receive awards for her work and has exhibited in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.