Artist Spotlight: Takayo Noda

September 29, 2018

Alpha MediaTakayo 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.  

"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." - Takayo Noda

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Takaya Noda also makes sculpture-pins, which can be worn or displayed on a stand. One is displayed below. The pins are made of bronze or sterling silver, and share the same whimsical nature that so many of her prints and collages do. 

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.

To see more work by Takaya Noda, please visit her
artist page here.