Taro Takizawa is an artist whose focus is on printmaking, wall vinyl installations, drawings and 2D designs. Born in Japan, he has been making images connecting what he has experienced in Japan, where he grew up, and the U.S., where he has resided since 2002. His works contain both western and eastern aesthetics with appreciation for traditional printmaking processes and mark making. He is fascinated with blending the boundaries of contemporary studio practices and traditional processes, printmaking and installations, influenced by traditional Japanese patterns from textile designs, architecture and crafts. Taro received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with a printmaking emphasis from Central Michigan University in 2011, and his Master of Fine Arts in printmaking from Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts in 2017. He has exhibited in the U.S. at the Fowler-Kellogg Art Center in New York, ArtPrize 10 at Grand Rapids Public Museum in Michigan, and LUX Center for the Arts. Internationally Taro has exhibited at PARADOX Fine Art European Forum (exhibiting at the University of Arts Poznan, Poland), Ty Pawb in Wales and the China Printmaking Museum in Beijing. More recently he participated in artist residencies in the U.S. at Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts in New York, Morgan Conservatory in Ohio and GoggleWorks in Pennsylvania.