Mineo Mizuno was born in the Gifu Prefecture of Japan, and first traveled to the United States in 1965. He studied at the California Institute of the Arts, Chouinard Art School in Los Angeles.
He has shown with Samuel Freeman since 2005, and was previously exhibited extensively in Los Angeles as well as Japan at Gallery Kouketsu (1989, 1992) and the Chac-Mool Gallery (1997). Group exhibitions of note include “Looking Ahead” at the LMAN Gallery in Los Angeles and “Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramic 1950-2000” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
In 1981, Mizuno was given an award by the National Endowment for the Arts. Public collections featuring Mizuno’s work include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Long Beach Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art in Shigaraki Japan, and the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, Japan.