Toronto, oil on canvas, 183 x 123 cm, 2010, private collection, Canada
Born and raised in Japan, Daisuke Takeya obtained a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Graduate School of Figurative Art at the New York Academy of Art and received Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual arts in the States. Currently based in Toronto, Canada, Daisuke has had numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally. Venues have included the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, The Japan Foundation, Toronto, the Embassy of Japan in Canada, Nuit Blanche (Toronto), Seoul Auction, Pouch Cove Foundation, SVA Gallery, Wagner College Gallery, Mori Art Museum, Roppongi Hills Club, Kyoto Art Center, Sezon Art Program/ Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Tate Tokyo Residency, and the Prince Takamado Gallery at the Embassy of Canada in Japan.
Daisuke has co-directed and performed at Ashita: Artists for Japan, a Tsunami Relief Fundraiser in March, 2011, which featured the visual, music, dance, performance, and literary art communities of Toronto. Daisuke is also a past programming director and board member of Gendai Gallery, and is currently an artist and ambassador of ARTBOUND and co-director of DAICHI Projects.
Daisuke is represented by Christopher Cutts Gallery
Message to Japan:
I am so looking forward to the launch of FIELD TRIP Project in Japan! More than 30 superb Canadian artists are participating in this international, humanitarian, community building, and thoughts provoking touring group exhibition challenging mobility and potential of art. I would like to extend my gratitude to all who support this project, and I am confident that this will encourage and support various aspects of recovery in the disaster areas. YES! I love it!!
DAICHI Projects extends our deepest condolences and sympathy towards the people of Japan who lost loved ones in recent earthquakes, tsunami, and nuclear radiation. Our passion, thoughts, and prayers are with you and we wish the earliest recovery in Japan!