Born in Tokyo, Japan. Lives and works in Southern California.
Awards, Exhibitions, Commissions
–Fashion Display Commission, Estnation, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, Japan
–Cannon Gallery Biennial, Juried Show, Cannon Gallery, Carlsbad, CA
–Cannibal Flower Group Show, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
–Commission (4 panel series), Trattoria M’s, Kamata, Tokyo, Japan
–Mural Commission Winner, Rag & Bone, Houston St., New York, NY
–Art Education & Group Exhibition, Wirtz School, Los Angeles, CA
–Super Cinq Solo Show, Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan
–Exhibiting Artist, Greenroom Festival, Yokohama, Japan
–Mural Commission, Wirtz School, Los Angeles, CA
–Mural Commission, Super Cinq, Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan
–Two Man Show, The LinkSoul Lab, San Diego, CA
–Live Painting, Sacred Craft Expo, San Diego, CA
–Cardiff Collaborative 2 – Group Show, Green Flash Gallery, San Diego, CA
–New Wave – Group Show, Green Flash Gallery, San Diego, CA
–Spring Fling – Group Show, Surface Art and Culture, San Diego, CA
–ASR Trade Show Entry Display, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
–Random Acts of Art Winner, sponsored by Rusty, Scion, 94.9FM
2011 Enjoy Handplanes
2009 Rob Machado / Hurley / Cardiff 101 Main Street
Publications, Reviews, Press
–Arts Observer: “New Rag & Bone Mural Features Beautiful Bovines by TAK,” September 15.
–Blue Magazine JAPAN, July issue
–Lewis, Edward: “Tak + Enjoy,” Enjoy Handplanes, June 1.
–Blue Magazine JAPAN, May issue, cover & pg. 44.
–Strategy, Johnny: “Japan Affluence Circulation System,” Spoon and Tamago, April 13.
2001 Industrial Design Studio . California State University Long Beach
1999 Fine Art & Technical Drafting Studios. Citrus College, Glendora, CA
1996 Bachelors of Arts, Rikkyo University, Tokyo Japan
Related Professional Experience
2008 to present, Studio Aiuto Design & Marketing, owner & artist
2007 Creata Japan, Senior Brand Account Executive
2006 CrissCross Japan, Marketing Account Executive
2000 to 2006, Freelance Designer