Gallery Reception: Maki Takato

Take a reflective journey through color and light with Maki Takato at the Frederick Harris Gallery.

Hailing from the majestic mountains and verdant forests of Nagano, Takato has followed a diverse path through linguistics, dance, performing arts and philosophy—disciplines she intertwines in artworks that pull viewers into a world where past and present converge.

Her Silver Screen Series, on display this month, uses age-old techniques like yuzen and kintsugi to explore themes of emotion, memory and the passage of time.

“The artwork delicately illustrates the fleeting moments and layered emotions that coexist in our perception,” explains the Royal College of Art graduate. “Even if memories fade, I want to create something that will endure for future generations.”

Artworks are available for purchase through Member Services. 

Artistic Thoughts

Moment I realized I wanted to become an artist.  
After the loss of a loved one, I realized I wanted to leave a lasting impact on the world by creating tangible objects.

What I would tell my 20-year-old self.  
Trust and follow the path you have chosen. Don’t lament what you lack, appreciate what you have.

My perfect creative environment.  
A wooden atelier with a high ceiling and a fireplace in a forest where the stars shine brightly, surrounded by animals and family.

Artist, living or dead, I’d most like to share a meal with.  
[Liberian-British artist] Lina Iris Viktor

Gallery Exhibition

  • Jul 2 (6pm)–Aug 5 (2pm)
  • Members only
  • Frederick Harris Gallery (B1)  


Gallery Reception

  • Open to Members

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