Michi Itami American, b. 1938


Michi Itami is a visual artist known for her printmaking, ceramics, paintings and digital art. Her work is held in numerous prominent collections and has been exhibited around the world. Michi was Professor Emerita at City University of New York, where she taught for over twenty years. Previously she taught at the San Francisco Art Institute and California State University, Hayward. Among the honors that she has received are a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Woman's Caucus on Art and a Distinguished Alumna award from the University of California, Berkeley.

Michi’s work is held in major museum collections including The Brooklyn Museum, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Legion of Honor Museum (San Francisco) and the National Museum of Modern Art (Kyoto, Japan). Other public collections featuring her work include the Library of Congress, Estée Lauder Foundation and the State of Hawaii, as well as several university art museums. She has sold many works to private collectors, including through her long-time association with A.I.R. Gallery in New York.