I will work on both woodcut and collage while I am at KALA Art Institute. I like to continue my investigation of characteristic expression/materials found in printmaking and displace them in unfamiliar context. I hope to incorporate more of Bokashi (printing) in new works while emphasizing collage elements.
Takuji Hamanaka is an artist and printmaker living in Brooklyn, New York. He was apprentice in traditional woodcut printmaking in Tokyo, Japan. In recent works he combines printmaking with collage, using extremely thin Japanese paper called “Gampi”. His work has been exhibited at the International Print Center, New York; Whitman College, Washington; National Academy of Fine Arts, India; and the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburg, Scotland, among others. Takuji Hamanaka received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and has been a resident at the MacDowell Colony, NH; Open Studio Residency, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, ME and Open studios, Museum of Arts and Design, NY. He is represented by Owen James Gallery, NY.