The Old Print Shop

Takayo Noda

Takayo Noda—a collage artist, printmaker, children’s book illustrator and writer—was born in Tokyo, Japan and studied at Gakushuin University in Tokyo.  She has lived in New York City most of her adult life. In New York Takayo continued her studies at the New School for Social Research with Robert Conover and at the Art Students League with Michael Ponce de Leon, Seong Moy, and Leo Manso.  

Takaya Noda has exhibited her work internationally and received numerous awards. Her work is the permanent collections of Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers Univ, NJ; New Orleans Museum of Art, LA; Portland Art Museum, OR; Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York, NY: among others.  She has also worked on public art projects including six faceted glass windows commissioned by MTA for Sutter Avenue Subway Station in Brooklyn.  

"Nature is my inspiration.  The light of the sun, the moon, and the stars in the sky and many other elements of nature trigger my imagination to create.  Most of my work is made using different types of collages.  One is multi-layered, dimensional, mixed media on handmade paper.  I add oil pastel and watercolor - making the colors bright and strong.  The other collage is less dimensional.  I use my intaglio prints to create this collage style, and most are black and white."