Taro Takizawa is an artist who focuses on printmaking, wall vinyl installations, drawings and 2D designs. Born in Tomakomai, Japan in 1984, he has been making images connecting what he has experienced in Japan where he grew up and in the U.S. since he moved here in 2002 and currently resides.
His works contains both western and eastern aesthetics with appreciation of traditional printmaking processes and markmaking. He is fascinated with blending the boundaries of contemporary studio practice and traditional processes, printmaking and installations, influenced by traditional Japanese patterns from textile designs, architecture and crafts.
He received with his BFA with a printmaking emphasis from Central Michigan University in 2011, and MFA in printmaking from Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts in 2017. While working on his master degree, Takizawa has participated in multiple short residencies and exhibitions such as Chautauqua Institution School of Art, its student exhibition at Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, PARADOX European Fine Art Forum and its exhibition at CK Zamek in Poznan, Poland. The same exhibition traveled as PARADOX CITY, in UP Gallery, Berlin. And recently participated in the Haystack Art School Collaborative conference in Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine and Syracuse University Turner Semester in Los Angeles, CA.