A native of Osaka, Japan, Mitsuno Ishii Reedy began her career in mid-1970's painting portraits, still lifes, and landscapes for collectors throughout the United States. She has studied with notable pastel artists Albert Handell and Daniel Greene, and oil painters John Howard Sanden and David Leffel. She was elected a full member of Pastel Society of America in 1978, an associate member of the Pastel Society of Japan (Gendai Pastel Kyokai) in 2001, has been listed in Who's Who in the South and Southwest and Who's Who in American Art.
Her works were included in the publications The Best of Oil Painting, The Best of Pastels, Floral Inspirations, Portrait Inspirations, The Best of Pastels II, and Pastel Artist International magazine. She was featured in Nichols Hills News, Oklahoma City (Feb. '02) and Focus Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico (Jun/Jul '95) Reedy's oil portrait of Federal District Judge Wayne Alley recently received recognition in the Portrait Society of America's 2001 International Portrait Competition held in Chicago, Illinois.
Reedy's commissioned portraits include corporate and civic leaders, college deans, doctors, military officers, and family and children's portraits. Her portraits of the famous opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti were presented to him in 1982 when Mr. Pavarotti gave the first of several charity concerts.
She also enjoys plein-air paintings, as well as still life paintings and figure studies in oil, pastel and Cente à Conte pencil.
Reedy has also had the honor of being named a Marquis Who's Who artist.
Public Collection of Portraits
School of Business, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
State Capitol of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
School of Business, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
School of Law, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
School of Dentistry, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
History of Science, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK
U.S. District Court House, Oklahoma City, OK
Greenwood Cultural Center, Tulsa, OK
University Health & Science Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Virginia Cade Cancer Center, Oklahoma City, OK
The McMahon Foundation, Lawton, OK
Southern Prairie Library System, Altus, OK