Patricia Wakida

Patricia Wakida

Patricia Miye Wakida is a fourth-generation Japanese American artist, writer and community historian. For the past fifteen years, she has done editorial, curatorial, or development work with numerous cultural institutions such as the Japanese American National Museum, the Oakland Museum of California, Topaz Museum, Densho Project, Heyday Books and has served on numerous non-profit boards. She studied as as an apprentice papermaker in Gifu, Japan and as an apprentice printer and hand bookbinder in Berkeley, California; to this day, she still maintains her own linoleum block and letterpress business, handcarving and cranking out prints on 100-year-old equipment. She lives in the heart of the Fruitvale district of Oakland, California, with her husband and son.