Masami Koda (Dada Studios) was born in Kobe, Japan and works primarily in glass with elements of jewelry fabrication. She explores the relationship between human beings and nature that exists on the outskirts of awareness and perception. Her pieces serve as a magnified impact of human presence upon a delicately formed representation of nature. Koda was educated at the Pilchuck School of Glass and Cleveland Institute of Arts. She earned a BFA in Art from Osaka University of Arts, and she received an MFA in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, both with full scholarships. In 1996 Koda was awarded three separate grants from the Japan Foundation, Consulate General of Japan, and Japanese Association of Northeast Ohio. Koda is represented by the William Traver Gallery and has solo exhibitions there dating back to 1998.