Masako Takahashi, visual artist

Born in Topaz Relocation Center , Utah , U.S.A. of Japanese/American parents, Takahashi attended the San Francisco Art Institute, California , Bard College , New York , and graduated with a B.A. in Art from the University of California at Berkeley , California.

Selected Individual Exhibitions (complete C.V available upon request)
2007 "Takahashi", Galeria Jesus, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
2005 "Masako Takahashi", Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
"LIBERACION/LIBERATION", El Museo de la Ciudad, Queretaro, Mexico
"LIBERACION/LIBERATION", Galeria Quetzalli, Oaxaca, Mexico
2004 "LIBERACION/LIBERATION", El Centro Cultural Negromante, Bellas Artes,
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
2003 "Pelo/Hair", El Instituto de Artes Graficas de Oaxaca (IAGO), Oaxaca, Mexico
2001 "Hair Texts", Gallery Soolip, West Los Angeles, CA, USA
2000 "HAIR", Gallery Soolip, West Los Angeles, CA, USA
1999 "HAIR", Galeria Duo Duo, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
1997 "Selected Works, a Ten Year Retrospective", El Centro Cultural Negromante, Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
1996 "Emotional Tones", El Espacio Abierto, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato,
1995 "Levity", Janice McCarty, Los Angeles, California, USA
1994 "Las Cascadas", LA Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, California, USA
1993 "Fortune", Cafè Katsu, Los Angeles, California, USA
1990 "The Ladders and After", Tokoro Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA
1988 "Ladders", The Sculpture Gardens, Venice, California, USA
Selected Group Exhibitions (complete CV available upon request)
2009 “Global Warming”, Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico "Illiterature", Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA
2008  "Illiterature", Limn Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
2007 "Quiet Time", Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minesota, MN, USA "Colectivo 2007", Galeria Diana, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
2006 "Embroidered Stories/Knitted Tales", Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek,
"Contemporary Embroidery", Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek , California , USA
"Masako Takahashi/Laurie Litowitz", Galeria Mero, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
"Microcosmos", Galeria Lenoir, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
"Colectivo", Galeria MERO, San Miguel de Allende, Gto. Mexico.
2005 "Quiet Time", The 18th Street Arts Complex, Santa Monica, California, USA
2004 "Quiet Time", Rockford College Art Gallery, Rockford, Illinois, USA
"Machiko Agano/Masako Takahashi", Thompson Art Gallery, San Jose
State University, San Jose, California, USA
"Primavera", La Galeria Diana, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
2003 "Inaugural Exhibit", La Galeria de la Luz, Oaxaca, Mexico
"Sexual Entanglements",, a cyberspace gallery
2002 "Milagros", Galeria Diana, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
2001 "Gatos", Galeria Pedro Friedeberg, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
2000 "MEXICO 2000, Las Hijas de Artemis", El Museo de la Ciudad de Queretaro, Mexico
1999 "Millenium", Gallery Soolip, West Los Angeles, California, USA
"NEEDLE ARTS: A Postmodern Sewing Circle", traveling museum exhibition, Initiated by the Bedford Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, California, then going to Museums and University Galleries throughout the USA
1996 "Inaugural Exhibit", La Galeria El Chorro, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
1995 "Latent August", Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California, USA
"Fifty Years: Hiroshima", The New Gallery at 18th Street Gallery, Santa Monica California, USA
1993 "Salon II", Art In General, New York City, New York, USA
1990 "Ancestors Known and Unknown", a traveling exhibition starting in NYC, traveling to Galleries and University Museums across the USA
2005 Frank, Peter "Pick of the Week", LA Weekly, April 4, 2005, Los Angeles, California
Geer, Suvan "Quiet Time" at 18th Street Arts Center", Artweek, Palo Alto, California
Editorial, "Busca La Liberacion Con El Arte", A.M. Queretaro, 21 April, 2005, Queretaro, Mexico
2004 Editorial, "De Pelos", Imparcial, Oaxaca, 12 April, 2004, Oaxaca, Mexico
Editorial, "Masako Takahashi", El Petit Journal, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, May, 2004
2000 Editorial, "Gallery: Masako Takahashi's 'Hair'", Los Angeles Magazine, January, 2000 Gerstler, Amy "Masako Takahashi", Gallery Soolip catalog, West Hollywood, California
1999 Cohn, Terri "Needle Art", New Art Examiner, September, 1999
McMannis, Sam "Bedford's Needlework Exhibit Pokes Holes in Gender Roles", San Francisco Chronicle, June 11, 1999
Onishi, Ryoko "Masako Takahashi", Rafu Shimpo, Los Angeles, May 22, 1999
Editorial, "Hair; Takahashi Exhibit", Atencion San Miguel, January 25, 1999
1997 Wright, Anthony "Finding A Muse in San Miguel", Mexico City Times, January 3,
1996 Failoni, Margaret "Preview: Masako Takahashi to exhibit at Bellas Artes", Atencion San Miguel, December 30, 1996
1994 Chung, Carol "Art: Commemorating an Atomic Bombing", Rafu Shimpo
Newspaper, Los Angeles, California, July 19, 1995
1991 Sherman, Susan, editor "The Nineties, Moving Forward, Reaching Back/A Multicultural Odyssey", IKON #12/13 A Double Issue, New York
1991 Moorman, Margaret "Box Sculptures Offer History, Emotion", Newsday, February 7, 1991
Harrison, Helen A. "Examining Lineage as a Means of Enrichment", The New York Times, March 3, 1991
Johnson, Patricia C. "Finding Common Ground", Houston Chronicle, May 12, 1991 White, Garrett "Talking Art: Masako Takahashi", BUZZ Magazine, December/January 1991 Leffingwell, Edward "The Ladders of Masako Takahashi", essay, August 1991
1989 Lippard, Lucy/Byard, Carol "Ancestors Known and Unknown; Boxworks", catalog
1988 Ayres, Anne "Taking Liberties", Loyola Law School exhibition catalog, Los Angeles, California
1986 "A Women Of Color National Artists Book Project Travelling Exhibit" catalog
1983 Bannon, Anthony "Exhibit Offerings Run Quality Gamut", Buffalo Evening News, May 27, 1983 "The 26th Annual Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art" catalog
Bannon, Anthony "Reviews", The Chautauquan Daily, July 1, 1983
1960 editorial, "Takahashi wins All City High School Art Competition", San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, California
Grants and Awards
  Dorlands Art Colony residency, San Diego County, California
Helen Logan Award for painting, Chautauqua, New York
First prize and painting scholarship, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
Professional Activities

PEN lecture, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, 2004
Author/Photographer, MEXICAN TEXTILES;Spirit and Style, MEXICAN TILES; Color, Style, Design, and MEXICOLOR; The Spirit of Mexican Design, published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco, California, USA

Board of Directors (artist member), LAX; The Bi-annual, Los Angeles, California, 1991-1994
Board of Directors (artist member), Barnsdall Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 1988-1991
Women's Caucus For Art, Panelist, San Francisco, California, 1989