A Digital Resume

Nikiko Masumoto

nikmasu@gmail.com

Farmer. Artist. Community Leader.


Biography

Nikiko Masumoto first learned to love food as a young child slurping the nectar of overripe organic peaches on the Masumoto Family Farm. Since then, she has never missed a harvest.

Farmer, artist, and leader, Nikiko works alongside her father to raise organic peaches, nectarines and grapes. She hopes to add another generation’s voice to the story of the Masumoto Family Farm. She calls herself an “agrarian artists” cultivating the richness of life in the Central Valley through farming, food, stories, art, & community. For her, being a farmer is growing embodied, aesthetic, and cultural experience. Her creative practices are rooted in place, community, and storytelling. Since finishing graduate school, she has coordinated several creative projects at the intersection of food, place, and storytelling. Her intellectual & artistic curiosities continue to inspire creations and inquiries into community engaged art-making, place, civic practice, justice and healing.


Education

  • Masters of Arts, Theater with a Concentration in Performance as Public Practice, University of Texas, Austin (2011)
  • Bachelor of Arts, (Highest Honors) Gender and Women’s Studies, University of California, Berkeley (2007)

Farming


Artistic Practice


Community Leadership


Awards & Recognition


Samples of Work

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