KIMIE NISHIKAWA is a Japanese scenic designer based in NYC. She moved to the United States with her family at the age of 2, growing up their until the age of 10.
After graduating from Sophia University (Tokyo, Japan) with a degree in The English Language, she pursued a career in theater that first started out as an after school activity in college.
NYC Off-Broadway; The Light (MCC) Ain't No Mo' (The Public Theater) Mobile Unit: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Public Theater) The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll’d and Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth (The Playwrights Realm)
NYC Other; Tin Cat Shoes (Clubbed Thumb Summer Works) Henry VI Parts 1-3 and Sagittarius Ponderosa (NAATCO)
Regional; Tiny Beautiful Things (Long Wharf Theatre) The Corpse Washer , How To Defend Yourself , We’ve Come to Believe (Actors Theatre of Louisville) Pride and Prejudice (Kansas City Rep) Marjorie Prime , Jazz (Marin Theatre Company)
She has collaborated internationally as Associate Scenic Designer on the world premiere of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower (NYUAD Arts Center / Abu Dhabi) , and Into The Woods (Tivoli Glassalen / Denmark).
Tokyo credits include The Emerald City (Theater Moliere), Eight Dog Chronicles (Ebisu Eco Theater) and Sweet Feelings (Sunmall Studio) She has worked in Akasaka Act Theater, The New National Theater, Aoyama Theater and the Sunshine Theater, all in Tokyo, Japan under Japanese scenic designer Masako Ito.
Art directing credits include My Secret (artist: Saaya Mizuno *Official theme song of animation Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama!) and Eve (artist: Idoling!!!) Production design credits include The Shadow Inside. She has also assisted on numerous music videos for artists such as Beni, Yui, Tokio and Kanjyani8 during her time with Narra Design.
M.F.A. NYU Tisch School of the Arts Design for Stage and Film
Member: United Scenic Artists Local 829