Areas of Expertise

Fine Arts (Book Art, Illustration, Drawing, Painting).

Representative Publications

1, Creation of Artist’s book in the field of Book Art: Kazumi Wilds’ Artist’s books have been purchased and housed in one art museum and eleven universities in the United States. See (1)

2, Illustration for children’s picture books: Kazumi has been working as a children’s picture book illustrator/ writer for more than twenty years, and more than a dozen of her books have been published by publishers in the United States, Japan, and Singapore. See (2)

(1) Public Collection of artists’ book:

  • The University of Iowa, Special Collection
  • Bainbridge Museum of Art, Cynthia Sears Artist Book Collection
  • Scripps College, Denison Library, Special Collections
  • UCLA, Young Research Library, Special Collections
  • Baylor University, Central Libraries, Special Collections
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Hunt Library, Special Collections
  • University of California Santa Barbara, Davidson Library, Special Collections
  • University of California Santa Cruz, McHenry Library, Special Collections
  • University of Colorado, Norlin Library, Special Collections
  • University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
  • Smith College, Young Library, Special Collection
  • University of Vermont, Howe Library, Special Collection

(2) Publication:

  • Graphical novel “KOJIKI – The Birth of Japan” (Illustration/ Tuttle Publishing, VT, USA) 2019
  • [Artists’ book/ The Kojiki or Records of Ancient Matters, -The history of ancient Japan-] Pro Quest Dissertation & Thesis, USA, 2018
  • Picture Book “Benji, Yumi, Origami” (Illustration / AFCC publication, Singapore) 2016
  • Picture Book “The Peace Tree From Hiroshima” (Illustration / Tuttle Publishing, VT, USA) 2015
  • Picture Book “All About Japan” (Illustration / Tuttle Publishing, VT, USA) 2011
  • Picture Book “Wakame Gatherers” (Illustration / Shen`s Book, CA, USA) 2007
  • Picture Book “Kitune no Hurisode” (Illustration / Aslan Shobo Publishing, Tokyo, Japan) 2005
  • Picture Book “Itumo Tanoshii” (Text and Illustration / Aslan Shobo publishing, Tokyo, Japan) 2003
  • Guide book “Shimane Hand Book -for an easy life- ” (Illustration/ Prefectural Government, Shimane Pref., Japan) 1996
  • Picture Book “Hajime in The North Woods” (Text and Illustration / Arcade Publishing, NY, USA) 1994
  • Poem Book “Habataki” (Illustration/ Bunkeido Publishing, Tokyo, Japan) 1988
  • Poem Book “Oikakekko” (Illustration/ Bunkeido Publishing, Tokyo, Japan) 1988


  • MFA in Book Art, The University of Iowa
  • BA in Japanese Painting, Joshibi University of Art and Design
  • Elementary Education/ Elementary School Teaching License, Meisei University

Previous Appointments

Instructor, University of Iowa, IA USA (2018)

Professional Associations

  • SCBWI (Society of Children`s Book Writers and Illustrators)
  • IAPMA (The International Association of Hand Papermaking and Paper Artists)
  • CBAA (College Book Art Association)