Born in Kurume, Fukuoka (Japan). She arrived in France in 1983 with a grant from the french government. She lives and works in Châtenay-Malabry, France. Exhibited in the following countries: France, United States, Japan, Belgium, Poland, Germany, Great Britain. The principal themes that Shigeko Hirakawa is interested in are: the relationship between humans and nature, the forms of human intelligence expressed face to nature, natural elements such as the sun, water, air and vegetation. Naturally, these themes are linked to our preoccupations regarding the environment and ecology. It is the case of the project "Air en péril?" that ogave place to several exhibitions.