Margaret Kasahara was born in New York City, raised in Boulder, Colorado and currently resides in Colorado Springs. She received a BFA degree from the Kansas City Art Institute, where she graduated second in her class. She has exhibited her artwork at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, the Denver Art Museum, the Foothills Art Center in Golden, Colorado, the Gallery of Contemporary Art at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico, the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, California, and the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center and Buell Children’s Museum in Pueblo, Colorado. Her paintings and drawings have been exhibited in gallery shows in Dallas; Denver; Houston; Kansas City, MO; Lafayette, IN; New York City; Salt Lake City; Santa Fe and Toronto, Canada. She has been the recipient of national and regional awards for both her paintings and drawings. In addition to the inclusion in numerous private and corporate collections, her artwork has been commissioned for editorial and corporate print media. Commissions also include a mural for the Town of Castle Rock, Colorado Police Department and Municipal Court Facility; and paint design for the production of “The Seagull” at Theatreworks, Colorado Springs, CO. Her artwork is in the permanent collection of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. She is represented by the Sandra Phillips Gallery in Denver, Colorado.