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Akiko Taniguchi

"I look to the forces and phenomenon of nature for motivation and inspiration. I work from intuition and emotions to generate abstract forms that reference natural phenomena such as wind, rain, clouds, and life forms. I try and make my images reflect my inner life as connected to the larger cycles of nature"

Born in Tokyo and holding an MFA from Musashino Art University, Akiko Taniguchi (b. 1967, Japan) now lives and works in Edmonton, Alberta. The artist exhibits widely and been awarded prizes in international printmaking exhibitions and competitions. Her work can be found in collections from Russia, to Thailand, to the United States and Canada.

  • Fulfilled Entreaty, 2008
    Akiko Taniguchi
    Fulfilled Entreaty, 2008
    etching, mezzotint, drypoint, chine colle
    18" x 24"
  • ersephone's Return, 2007
    Akiko Taniguchi
    ersephone's Return, 2007
    etching, mezzotint, drypoint, chine colle
    18" x 24"
  • Release of Sorrow, 2008
    Akiko Taniguchi
    Release of Sorrow, 2008
    etching, mezzotint, drypoint, chine colle
    17 3/4" x 13 3/4"
  • Release of Wisdom, 2007
    Akiko Taniguchi
    Release of Wisdom, 2007
    etching, mezzotint, drypoint, chine colle
    18" x 24"