Jeff Nishinaka

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Jeff Nishinaka, from Los Angeles, has been a paper sculptor for more than 37 years.  His handcrafted work is commissioned around the globe by private and public companies and celebrities. From ethereal lines in a mythical creature to geometric shapes in a cityscape, Jeff draws from fantasy and reality to create monochromatic objects in relief. His fascination with art started at a young age, as a fan of Norman Rockwell, 1960’s cartoons, Marvel comic books and the Japanese comic book “Astro Boy”. After attending University of California, Los Angeles, he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.  Jeff’s work has been featured in numerous galleries, public art displays, retail displays and ad campaigns for clients such as Museum of Modern Art New York, Microsoft, Starbucks, Cartier, Ralph Lauren, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, Clinique, MGM Studios, Lexus, Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Qualcomm and HBO. He has created more than 40 custom sculptures for martial arts expert and actor Jackie Chan. 

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