The Old Print Shop

Takamune Ishiguro

b. 1971

Takamune received his BA at Meisei University, Tokyo, Japan, studying with Prof. Katsuro Yoshida. At The Art Students League he studied with Michael Pellettieri, Sylvie Germain-Covey and Bill Behnken. Takamune has worked as Assistant Instructor at the Institute of Modern Printing in Sannohe, Aomori, Japan, and at the Kathy Caraccio Printing Studio. His work has been shown internationally in both solo and group exhibitions.   Takamune Ishiguro has work in the collections of The New York Public Library, New York, NY; Williamsburg Art Historical Center, New York, NY; Sannohe City Town Hall, Aomori, Japan, among others.

"To draw a picture is to express myself. The motif of my work comes from 'Nature' - vitality created from nature, hue, shape, air, smell, etc. It is not the motif created systematically, but the motif created naturally that is put on my canvas not directly but through the filter of 'myself'. Etching has many attractive expressions such as lines or areas caused by corrosion and unplanned occurrences. A completed work is a mirror of myself."