Hiromi Takizawa received an M.F.A. in Craft and Materials Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA and an M.A. in Glass at California State University at Fullerton. She has served as a faculty member specializing in Glass at Saddleback College in south Orange County, CA, California State University at San Bernardino, Alfred University, NY, and Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA. She has exhibited her work at Heller Gallery in New York, NY, RAID Projects in Los Angeles, CA, 12 Galleri og Verksted in Norway and Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. She was recently named as the youngest artist of the top fifty artists included in Urban Glass Quarterly’s 50 at 50. She was born and raised in Nagano, Japan. She currently works and lives in Santa Ana, CA.