RESUME

Born in Tokyo, Japan. Lives and works in Southern California.

Awards, Exhibitions, Commissions

2016
–Residency, UNIDEE Cittadellarte,Fondazione Pistoletto,Biella (IT)
–Solo exhibition, The works, Tokyo, Japan
–Lily, Tokyo, Japan
–Fragments + Figures, Studio Five08 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2015
–Elevated Spaces, Sananda Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
–Art SpeakEasy, Pi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
–Cannibal Flower Group Show, Astroetic Studios, Los Angeles, CA
–Hard, Exact Science Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014
–Scope+Moo Creativity Squared Competition Runner Up, Moo print exhibition at Scope, Miami, FL
–Public Art Commission, Festival Tijuana Interzona, Tijuana, Mexico
–Bring Us Your Dead, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
–Grand Opening Show, Exact Science Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
–Public Art Commission, Leucadia, CA
–Hikari, Ayden Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
–The Bridge Between Us, 11:11 A Creative Collective, Tarzana, CA
–Cannibal Flower Group Show, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
–Bright Ideas, The Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
–Featured Artist, Cannibal Flower Group Show, Garage Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
–Mirror Mirror, Ron Herman Cafe, Yokohama, Japan
–This is Happening, Pi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
–Cannibal Flower Group Show, 1052 South Olive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
–Surreal Salon Six, Juried by Juxtapoz Magazine cofounder Greg Escalante, Baton Rouge Gallery, Louisiana

2013
–Mural, La Calaca Festival, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
–Cannibal Flower 13th Anniversary Show, Main Room, Graffiti House, Los Angeles, CA
–Sound & Vision, Venice Grind Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
–A Frozen Fire, Studio Five08, Santa Monica, CA
–Cannibal Flower Group Show, 1052 S. Olive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
–Cannibal Flower Group Show, The Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
–Fashion Display Commission, Estnation, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, Japan
–Cannon Gallery Biennial, Juried Show, Cannon Gallery, Carlsbad, CA

2012
–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

2011
–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

2010
–Spring Fling – Group Show, Surface Art and Culture, San Diego, CA

2008
–ASR Trade Show Entry Group Show, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
–Random Acts of Art Winner, sponsored by Rusty, Scion, 94.9FM

Select Collaborations
2011 Enjoy Handplanes
2009 Rob Machado / Hurley / Cardiff 101 Main Street

Publications, Reviews, Press
2014
–The Coast News, Cagala, Tony: “Utility boxes get artists’ touches,” November 10.
–The Bicycle Review, Poetry & Prose Magazine, Issue #30, featuring images of 25 paintings by Seitaku “Tak” Aoyama, October 15.
–The Source Newspaper, Su, Dong Yuk: “Japanese artists bring light to underground art,” September 16.
2013
–Artist of the Day, Artistaday.com
–Artist of the Month, Theartlist.com
2012
–Arts Observer: “New Rag & Bone Mural Features Beautiful Bovines by TAK,” September 15.
–Blue Magazine JAPAN, July issue
2011
–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.

Education
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