Hisami Taniguchi

my art works

Hisami Taniguchi


My works are inspired by ordinary moments; such as landscapes, things that I touch, feel, image, and everything that I am surrendered by. My inspirations are everywhere. Some people may walk pass by, some may take a picture, but I capture it into a cloth and making it into something extraordinary with my own hand… with my unique technique.


I have been through so many phase of expressing my art, but living in New York truly established my style. Living in N.Y on my own was very vulnerable experience, and it forced me to start from nothing. I would say the life in N.Y helped me to go back to basic.

My style origins from when I was very young. My grandmother used to own a colorful knitting shop where I often spend my time. I was fascinated by so many faces that fabrics, yarns and threads can have. This is the reason why I decided to use the fabrics to express my art. Perhaps, I was looking for some serenity through the memory of my grandmother. Soon it became my signatures style of art. I use a very thin cloth, and pull the threads little by little with my hands. It requires dynamic technique like carving a wood or sculpting a stone, but also requires sensitivity like a painting. However, when I combine all the techniques into a sheer cloth, it creates extraordinary sense of existence and illusionary shadow to my art.


I hope mammy people can stop and see the moments that I captured.




2011-2013         P.I Art Center 

2009-2011         Art Students League of New York

                              major : Mixed Media

1999-2003          Kyoto Seika University

                           the degree of Bachelor (Department of Fine Arts, Sculpture)                                      qualified as a museum curator


Solo Exhibition


2013 December    "In / Out" at RESOBOX, NY



Group Exhibition


2013                "TEE" RESOBOX Gallery, NY

2013               "Apple Juice" be fluent, NY

2012                  "W. a. s. a. p!!" Be fluent, NY

2012                  "The Grand Harvest Show" WAH Center, NY

2012                  "Over the Refection" M 55 Art Gallery, NY
2012                  "The Animals Exhibition" online Art s
how            2011                   "Contemporary Fiber Arts"

                           the Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts, NY

2011              "30 Artists 30 Years" Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NY           

2011                "Planet Alert" Gallery onetwentyeight, NY

2011                   "Exhibition of works by Winners of Merit Scholarships" 

2011                   "Wide Open 2", BWAC, Brooklyn, NY

2011                   "Class show", Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NY 

2011                   " Sketchbook Project Tour: 2011", Brooklyn, NY,  Austin, TX,                                     San Francisco, CA, Portland, ME, Atlanta, GA,

                            Chicago, IL, Washington, DC, WinterPark, FL

2010                   "Small Works Show"

                            Manhattan Borough President's Office, NY   

2010                   " Art Student Exhibition 2010 selected", NY Coo Gallery, NY  

2010                   "Art Prize 2010", Boardwalk Condos, Grand Rapids, MI

2010                   " Art Students Exhibition in 2010",

                            ISE Cultural Foundation, NY   

2010                   " The Color Project", Art House Library, Brooklyn, NY

2010                   " Class Show", Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NY, USA   

2003                   " Storobe Type", Nasic Square, Kyoto, Japan

2003                   Graduation Exhibition at Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto,

2002                   "21mi tougarashi", Gallery Sowaka, Kyoto, Japan

2001                   Seventh Gallery, Kyoto, Japan


Costumes made to order

2011- present      COBU inc
2011- present      The Japanese Fork Dance institute of New York, inc




2003                   workshop about creating art works by flash light in                                                 Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan




2012               The 16th Anniversary Grand Harvest Emerging Artists

                        Award, WAH Center, NY

2012               Special Recognition Award, Light Space & Time gallery

2011                Blue Dots Award, Class Show of Mariano Del Rosario

2010                   NY Audience Award, ISE Cultural Foundation, NY

2010                   Janice Grad Memorial Scholarship in the Art Students League of                               New York

2003                   Artist-in residence program, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan

2002                   Yoshimoto Kogyo co. LTD award, " GEISAI#2", Tokyo, Japan                          





Art Review "Shukan NewYork Seikatsu free newspaper" NY 10/01/11

"Chopsticks Magazine" NY 08/ 2011

"LINEA" Journal of the Art Students League of New York, spring 2011

Art Review "Daily Sun free newspaper" NY, 09/25/10

Art Interview "Shukan NewYork Seikatsu free newspaper" NY, 09/04/10