• Out of the Dark 1
    • Monotype
    • 20" x 30"
    • Out of the Dark 2
    • Monotype
    • 20" x 30"
    • Out of the Dark 3
    • Monotype
    • 20" x 30"
    • Out of the Dark 4
    • Monotype
    • 20" x 30"
    • Flowing
    • Approximately 90 sheets of hand-pulled Monotype print on Tyvek, cutting, assembled by hand. Expandable and flexible.
    • Flowing (Detail)
    • Approximately 90 sheets of hand-pulled Monotype print on Tyvek, cutting, assembled by hand. Expandable and flexible.
    • Frozen
    • 9 sheets of hand pulled Monotype, cutting out and assembled by hand
    • 108" x 72"
    • Fragment - Orange Yellow Red
    • Monotype
    • 22" x 30"
    • SOLD
    • Fragment - Green Blue
    • Monotype
    • 22" x 30"
    • SOLD
    • Absence #2
    • Monotype
    • 22" x 30"
    • SOLD
    • Absence #3
    • Monotype
    • 22" x 30"
    • SOLD
    • Movement in Black #2
    • monotype on Tyvek
    • 96" x 108"
    • Similarities Attract #1
    • monotype on Tyvek
    • 108" x 72"
    • Similarities Attract #2
    • monotype on Tyvek
    • 108" x 72"
    • Similarities Attract #3
    • monotype on Tyvek
    • 108" x 72"
    • Untitled
    • Solar Etching Monotype
    • 18" x 22"
    • Untitled
    • Solar Etching Monotype
    • 18" x 22"
    • Untitled
    • Solar Etching Monotype
    • 18" x 22"
    • Untitled
    • Solar Etching Monotype
    • 18" x 22"
    • Layers of Summer Blue #1
    • Monotype
    • 22" x 30"
    • Liberty 1
    • Monotype with Collagraph
    • 22" x 30"
    • Liberty 2
    • Monotype with Collagraph
    • 22" x 30"
    • Closer Yet Deeper #5
    • Multi-layered Collagraph
    • 22" x 30"
    • Closer Yet Deeper #2
    • Multi-layered Collagraph
    • 22" x 30"
    • Untitled
    • Monotype
    • 22" x 30"

Artist Statement

My work is a reaction to natural and artificial elements that surround me. I am fascinated by the colors, shadows, lines, and textures that I see in dew drops and refracting light, even rust and decay. Printmaking offers me a medium to communicate my dialogue with nature without the constraints of spoken language. In particular, I am drawn to monotype, which allows me to create a single impression that is not repeatable. It is ephemeral, yet concrete; it is controllable, but not predictable – ultimately, it is defined by the serendipitous contact between printing press and paper.

Artist Bio

Taiko was born and raised in Nagano, Japan. Since 1998, she has lived in Sheffield in the United Kingdom, and Miami (Florida) and Austin (Texas) in the United States. Though professionally trained as a nurse, Taiko is currently living and working as an artist in Denver (Colorado). Her longstanding interests in art, textiles, paper, design, and architecture, combined with experiences across a wide range of cultures, directly shape the work she produces today.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Shows

O2 Gallery October-November, 2017

FlatBed Press, Austin, TX 

Rocky Mountain Warehouse Lofts July-September, 2016

Rocky Mountain Warehouse Lofts, Denver, CO

Reflections (2012-2015) September-December, 2015

Colorado Ballet HQ (curated by SPACE Gallery), Denver, CO

Juried Shows

528.0 Regional Juried Printmaking Exhibition May-July, 2017

Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO Jurors: Ashley Nason, Ron Pokrasso, Mark Ritchie

Press Play March-April, 2016

Lincoln Center Art Gallery, Fort Collins, CO Juror: Mark Lunning

Pressing Matters February-March, 2016

Art Students League of Denver, Denver, CO Juror: Bud Shark

  • Awarded Best of Show

FOCUS Photography Exhibit March-April, 2015

Spark Gallery, Denver, CO Juror: Mark Sink

The Best of Santa Fe Art District September – November, 2014

Niza Knoll Gallery, Denver, CO Juror: Michael Gadlin

  • Awarded Best of Show – Printmaking

Flora/Fauna/Figura September, 2013

Core New Art Space, Denver, CO Jurors: Karen Haugen Tomlinson & Heather Delzell

Other Shows

 

ArtMix September, 2017

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

alternative facts July-August, 2017

Space Gallery, Denver, CO 

  • My Tyvek installation pieces in this exhibit were sponsored by DuPont

Best of 2016 December, 2016-January, 2017

Space Gallery, Denver, CO

Holiday Show November-December, 2016

Open Press Gallery, Denver, CO

 

ArtMix September, 2016

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

Continuing the Dialogue August-October, 2016

Space Gallery, Denver, CO

  • My Tyvek installation pieces in this exhibit were sponsored by DuPont

PeopleScapes – Art Attire June-August, 2016

Republic Plaza, Denver, CO

PULL, PRESS, PRINT, STITCH March-April, 2016

Pace Arts & Culture Center, Parker, CO

 

Month of Printmaking Show February-March, 2016

Oehme Graphics & Space Gallery, Denver, CO

 

The Small Print Show November-December, 2015

Open Press Gallery, Denver, CO

Cluster October-November, 2015

Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO

 

Haiku September-October, 2015

Republic Plaza, Denver, CO

Nature’s Line June-July, 2015

Space Gallery, Denver, CO

 

 

The 12 Inches of Christmas December, 2014-January, 2015

Space Gallery, Denver, CO

Contemporary Botanicals October-December, 2014

Open Press Fine Art Printmaking and Gallery, Denver, CO

 

Grand Opening Exhibit May-July, 2014

Space Gallery, Denver, CO

Marks, Color, and Form: Prints at SPACE (Month of Printmaking) March, 2014

Space Gallery, Denver, CO

Accentuate/Eliminate: The Art of Subtraction August-October, 2013

Carson Gallery, Denver, CO

The Art Students League of Denver Presents: 25 years of … February, 2013

RedLine Gallery, Denver, CO

Publications

Published Editions

Stairway to Heaven (2013-2014) 2016

Published by Oehme Graphics, Steamboat Springs, CO

Limited Edition (20) box set containing one print from ten artists

 

Michael Paglia, ‘Layered Takes in Alternative Facts at Space Gallery,’ Westword, August 4, 2017.

Artist Transforms Tyvek from Functional Material into Beautiful Artwork,’ artist profile – first in a series titled Art Made with Tyvek, DuPont, October, 2016.

Michael Paglia, Space Gallery Expands on Women’s Art with Expanding the Dialogue,’ Westword, September 14, 2016.

Spotlight, ‘Visit ‘Similarities Attract’ at Space Gallery before October 1,’ Asian Avenue Magazine, September 2016, p15.

‘An Interview with Artist and ASLD Member, Taiko Chandler,’ Art Students League of Denver, Summer 2016 Class Catalog, p17.

Michael Paglia, Abstracts with Shapes Inspired by Nature Fill SPACE Gallery,’ Westword, July 1, 2015.

Meghan Ross,Guide to the Space Gallery,’ AXS.com, October 6, 2014.

Melanie Moccia, Rocky Mountain Warehouse Lofts has lofty art ambitions,’ Denver Westword, February 25, 2014.

Arts LoDown, Rocky Mountain Lofts Supports Local Artists,’ The Denver News, February 10, 2014, p13.

Activities

INVITED RESIDENCIES

FlatBed Press July, 2017

Master Printmakers: Katherine Brimberry, Tracy Mayrello, Veronica Ceci

Austin, TX (http://www.flatbedpress.com/

Oehme Graphics September, 2014

Collaboration with Sue Oehme, Master Printmaker

Steamboat Springs, CO (http://www.oehmegraphics.com/

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Month of Printmaking Organizing Committee 2017-2018

Denver, CO

Month of Printmaking Organizing Committee 2015-2016

Denver, CO

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