Miho Takai, an award-winning painter and sculptor, was born in Tokyo, Japan. She studied art at the National Academy of Art in New York, and at The Art Students League of New York. Inspired by New York City, Miho creates a series of striking paintings depicting life in New York City, capturing portraits of ordinary people in everyday situations with fresh infusions of color. Miho has received awards from Arts International, The National Arts Club, and The Connecticut Pastel Society. She is a member of the International Association of Art, The Salmagundi Club and The International Sculpture Center. Her work has been exhibited at World Fine Arts Gallery, CRS Gallery in New York, Galerie Gora in Montreal and at the UNESCO exhibition in Tokyo. Miho currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, and spends her time transferring her interpretation of this dynamic city onto canvas and into sculptures.