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de Young Artist Studio

Every month the museum invites artists to install and demonstrate their art form at the de Young. This interactive program enables visitors to meet artists and gives the artists an opportunity to work with the public. Artists working in various media are encouraged to apply.

Visit the Periscope Project, the artists' online studio

Featured Artist: 

Taro Hattori, "Where Do Birds Go Off to Die," 2010. Paper. 20' x 20' x 26'

September 2, 2015October 4, 2015

Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm plus Friday Nights until 8:30 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception Friday Night, September 25, 6–8:30 pm: Join us in celebrating the artist’s residency with light refreshments

Taro Hattori is an installation artist originally from Tokyo and based in Oakland, CA. With a background in theater and music, Hattori creates installations activated in the tension between objects, site specificity, history, and viewers. Hattori has shown work nationally and internationally and has been awarded residency from Headlands Center for the Arts; Omi International Arts Centre, Ghent; Vermont Studio Center, Can Serrat, Barcelona; Millay Colony for the Arts, New York; McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte; Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Taiwan; Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Taipei Artist Village, and Kala Art Institute. He has received grants or awards from West Prize, Center for Cultural Innovation, The Nomura Cultural Foundation and The Leah Middlebrook & Norio Sugano Fellowship. He received an MFA in Time Arts/Video from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in Clinical Psychology from Sophia University, Tokyo, and studied theater design at Rutgers University, New Jersey. He currently teaches at California College of the Arts.

Upcoming Artists-in-Residence

Taro Hattori, "Where Do Birds Go Off to Die," 2010. Paper. 20' x 20' x 26'
September 2, 2015October 4, 2015
Mapping: Alameda County demographics by Carlo Abruzzese
October 7, 2015November 1, 2015
Big Foot by Beverly Mayeri
December 2, 2015January 3, 2016

The Artist Studio program is made possible with major support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Museums for America program.