• 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

Haiku September-October, 2015 Republic Plaza, Denver, CO

Nature’s Line June-July, 2015 Space Gallery, Denver, CO

Alternative Processes (Month of Photography) February-March, 2015 Art Students League of Denver, Denver, CO

Fresh stART January-February, 2015 Art Students League of Denver, 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

Summer of Art July, 2014 Art Students League of Denver, 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

A Silver Lining March, 2014 Art Students League of Denver, Denver, CO

The Art Students League of Denver Presents: 25 years of … July, 2013 RedLine Gallery, Denver, CO

Accentuate/Eliminate: The Art of Subtraction March, 2013 Carson Gallery, Denver, CO

 

Juried Exhibitions

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

Publications

Du Pont, ‘Creativity Knows No Bounds When Artists Use Tyvek for Art‘, 2016.

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
Oehme Graphics. Collaboration with Sue Oehme, Master Printmaker
Steamboat Springs, CO, September, 2014

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