Takashi Horisaki

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Artist: Takashi Horisaki

Website: www.takashihorisaki.com
Works at: Seoul Art Space_GeumCheon
Stays in: 2012
Genre: Visual Arts
2005  M.F.A. Studio Art – Sculpture , Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
2003  B.F.A.   Studio Art – Sculpture & Digital Media emphasis, Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana
1997-2000  Urushi (Traditional Japanese Lacquer ware) apprentice, Under Nagatoshi Onishi, Professor Emeritus of Tokyo, National University of Fine Arts & Music
1998  B.A. Major in Art History (Japanese Buddhist/Craft Art History), Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
Exhibition History
Views of Life, curated by Reiko Tomii, hpgrp Gallery New York, NY
Social Dress St. Louis, curated by Los Caminos, Front Room at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO
Transhuman, curated by Cecelia Stucker, SchoolHouse Projects, New York
Mutual Friends, Present Company, NY
In Practice: You never look at me from the place from which I see you, curated by Kristen Chappa, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY
InSite: Art +Commemoration - Ideas, Online exhibition as part of LMCC’s commemoration of September 11, , NY NY
Can’t Hear the Revolution, Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY
The Days of this Society Are Numbered, Abrons Arts Center, curated by Miguel Amado, New York, NY
Planet of the Slums, Third Streaming, New York, NY
Regina Rex Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Planet of Slums, curated by LaToya Ruby Fazier and Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University, NJ
Irrelevant: Local Emerging Asian Artists Who Don’t Make Art About Being Asian, Arario Gallery, New York, NY
Social Dress Buffalo: The Past Reflecting the Future, Buffalo Arts Center, NY
Hanging out at ABC No Rio, curated by Erin Marie Sickler, at ABC No Rio and Cuchfritos Gallery, New York, NY
The 21st Century, the Feminine Century, and The Century of Diversity and Hope, curated by Heng-gil Han for the 2009 Incheon Women Artists Biennale, Korea
Forever Summer, Denise Bibro Fine Arts, New York, NY
Other, Other...High Visibility, curated by Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Nathan Cummings Foundation Gallery, NY, NY

2010-2011 POLA Art Foundation Emerging Artist Research Grant, Japan
2008 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Residency Recipient, NYC, NY
 Urban Artist Initiative/New York City Fellowship Recipient, NYC, NY
2007  Open Space Program Commission from Socrates Sculpture Park, NYC, NY
2004-5  Recipient of Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Arts Fellowship in Painting and Sculpture, Dedalus Foundation, Inc. NYC, NY
 Nominated for 2004 Outstanding Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, NJ
2003  School of Art Scholarship, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Lectures/Visiting Critic
2012 Workshop for The 3RDspace Summer Leadership Institute in Creativity & Innovation, presented by CoLAB, Piasa Bluffs Writing Project and the Saint Louis Art Museum, hosted by the Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Guest Lecture, Teen Museum Studies program, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO
Guest Lecture for Sculpture II, St. Louis Community College at Meramec, St. Louis, MO
2011 Hunter College MFA Student Association Visiting Critic, CUNY, NY
Recycling Culture, Urban Neighborhood Services with Brooklyn House of Kulture, Coney Island, NY
2008  Pratt Institute, Visiting Artist Lecture and Studio Visits, Brooklyn, NY
2006  Radio interview on WTUL, New Orleans, LA
2005  Webster University, Visiting Artist, St. Louis, MO
Washington University in St. Louis, Lacquer Arts lecturer for Asian Arts: Ancient Worlds to Contemporary Practice Art History class, MO
2004  Loyola University New Orleans, Visiting Artist, LA

<Diaries from the Capillary City>, mixed media, 2012

Takashi Horisaki

My work is a sculptural consideration of surfaces and the histories contained within their layers. For both artists and historians, surfaces serve as a record of actions, interactions, environment and origin, while in architecture, surface styles reveal much about the cultural background of the structure. Following this logic, I investigate the interaction of personal histories with the physical traces they leave on surfaces, touching upon subjects ranging from urban planning and social architectures, to political and environmental crises. Employing materials such as liquid latex, plastic, construction materials, and rudimentary electronics, I design object-making processes and interactive performances that expose the effects of time on our bodies and environments.