Mika Furuya - About me

I was born in Tokyo, Japan.

For the past six years I have enjoyed playing the violin with an orchestra that I am proud to be a part of.

After I graduated from high school, I attended SUNY Fulton-Montgomery Community College in Johnstown, New York where I earned a degree in the A.S. Fine Arts Program.

During my time at FMCC, many of my sketches were displayed in the Perrella Art Gallery and published in the newspapers.

Upon my completion at FMCC I transferred to the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) NYC where I completed my B.F.A. with my major in Illustration.

During my Junior year in 2006, I was privileged to study abroad in Florence, Italy where I was free to sketch the beautiful surroundings I saw everyday.

In May of 2007 I had the honor of being published in the CMYK magazine.

Now, living in New York City, I have the ability and opportunity to sketch wherever I go.

I love to sketch while I am riding the subway, the parks, the sights, the people and the city itself.

Illustration is my passion and I am truly blessed that I am able to project what I see onto paper and express my work through my illustrations.

I hope that my illustrations are pleasing to you and that you are able to take with you a piece of my passion and love of illustrating.

Thank you very much for visiting my site.

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