about

Taka Maruno is a Japanese artist. Each of Taka’s prints, built from qualities inherent in the chosen medium, reflects these remarkable visions and the feelings they produce.  For Taka, the life of city or the chance encounter serves as a kind of deep sensual charge, bringing memory of nature to the surface, his art born in the moment.

Taka graduated from the Kuwasawa Design School in Tokyo.  While in school, he worked with Q Designers, Kuramata Design Office, Studio 80 and the Tokyo office of Studio Di Architettura (Aldo Rossi Tokyo office).  After graduation, Taka worked as a designer and architect with Akira Watanabe Architect and Associates.  The many creative people he worked with in Tokyo have strongly influenced his understanding of his responsibility to his art.  They have inspired him to make the best use of material, to set material off to exhibit its unique, innate qualities.  In 1994 Taka set out for New York City with the desire to expand his experience, to be in a place where he could view things from different vantage points and express these in his art.

Taka’s work can be found in many private and corporate collections in the United States, Australia, Canada, Europe and Japan and he is represented Fukuoka, Japan, Provincetown, MA and Miami Beach, FL.  Taka lives and works in New York City.