"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.