Ryoko Tajiri

Ryoko Tajiri

San Francisco, CA, United States

About Ryoko Tajiri

Born in Japan, Ryoko Tajiri received BFA in Graphic Design from the Tama Art University. Her fascination with the Bay Area Figurative Movement led her to attend the Academy of Art University for a MFA degree in expressive painting. Since 2007, Tajiri has shown her work in momentous galleries and museums, both nationally and internationally. Right after her graduation, Tajiri was nominated for SECA Art Award from San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She won Best in Show at the Roswell Museum and Art Centre. Later, she won 1st place in the 2012 Bakersfield Museum of Art exhibition. Along with the numerous awards, Tajiri’s artworks have been published in magazines and books, such as American Art Collector. Her works have been purchased by both private and public collectors, such as UC Berkeley and B. Miller, a former mayor of Sacramento. Ryoko Tajiri is represented by the Hall Spassov Gallery in Bellevue, WA and the Au Gold Gallery in Boston, MA.

Education

BFA Tama Art University, Japan

Events

“artMRKT San Francisco”
-April 2019-
Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, California

Exhibitions

| PUBLIC COLLECTION |
UC Berkeley, The Graphic Arts Loan Collection
(GALC), Berkeley, CA

| SELECTED COLLECTOR |
Burnett Miller a former mayor of Sacramento

| AWARDS and HONORS |
-2012
1st Place winner for Visual Arts Festival, Bakersfiled Museum of Art, Bakersfiled, CA

-2007
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art SECA Award nominee, San Francisco, CA

Finalist for experimental painting, 24th Annual Art Competition, The Artists Magazine

Best of Show for 24th Annual Roswell Fine Art League, Roswell Museum and Art Center, NM

Excellence Award in the category Standard 2D, 24th Annual Roswell Fine Art League, Roswell Museum and Art Center, NM

Honorable mention in the category Standard 2D, 24th Annual Roswell Fine Art League, Roswell Museum and Art Center, NM

1st place winner for Non Figurative Painting, Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, C.A

-2006

Honorable mention for All Media Online Competition, The Artists Magazine

2nd place winner for Student figure & portrait painting, The Artists Magazine

3rd place winner for Student experimental painting, The Artists Magazine

1st place winner for Abstract Painting, Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, C.A

-2005

1st place winner for MFA Drawing, Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, C.A

| PRESS |

-2014

“The New Bay Area Figure Painters,” by Jeffrey Carlson, Fine Art Connoisseur

“AD 20/21 Preview,” by Jeffrey Carlson, Fine Art Connoisseur

“Ryoko Tajiri: New Angles of Life,” by Jeffrey Carlson, Fine Art Connoisseur

-2013

“Artist face themselves at Elliott Fouts” by Victoria Dalkey, Sacramento Bee

Sacrament News & Reviews “See the self”

-2012

American Art Collector Magazine (May issue)

“Robert Lange invites adventuring artists to ponder change”, by Amy Stockwell Mercer, Charleston City Paper

-2011

Art ltd. Magazine

-2009

Figuratively Speaking at Berber Gallery by Jennifer Modenessi, Contra Costa Times

Back to the Future by DeWitt Cheng, East Bay Express

“New Images of Man and Woman” by Peter Selz, Alphonse Berber Gallery

-2008

The Artists Magazine: Interview with Ryoko Tajiri Competition Spotlight by Grace Dobush (September08 issue)

-2007

“Curious Figures” by Josh Fernandez, Sacramento News & Reviews, (September ’07)

Academy of Art University Website: Interview with Academy of Art University Graduate Ryoko Tajiri

The Artists Magazine (December07 issue)

Roswell Daily Record Art show opens at RMAC

The Artists Magazine Website: Gallery for Honorable Mention

The Artists Magazine (July / August07 issue)

The Artists Magazine (January / February07 issue: p.100101 and p.104-105)

| PUBLICATIONS |

-2009

“Ryoko Tajiri: Quiet People” ePressBooks, San Francisco, CA

“Cognitive Psychology and Its Implications”, John R. Anderson (Book cover image)

Catalog New Images of Man and Woman, Alphonse Berber Gallery, Berkeley, CA



| EXHIBITIONS |

-2014

“Winter Sol”, J Go Gallery 408 Main Street, Park City, Utah

“18th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show”, The Cyclorama, Boston Center For The Arts

“AAU Auction”, AAU Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“She Did It”, Hall Spassov Gallery – Bellevue

“Massively SMALL”, J Go Gallery, Park City Utah

“Natura Morta”, Gold Gallery, Boston MA

“Like Kind,” Hall Spassov Gallery, Bellevue, WA

AD 20/21 Art and Design Fair, Boston, MA

“Natura Morta: Still Life Exhibition,” Gold Gallery, Boston, MA

-2013

“Repeat, Repeat, Repeat” Hall Spassov Gallery, Bellevue, WA

“Small Business Saturday” Hall Spassov Gallery, Bellevue, WA

“North vs South” Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

“Life Deconstructed” Gold Gallery, Boston, MA

“Quiet Moments” Hall Spassov Gallery, Bellevue, WA

“Face Yourself” Eliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA

-2012

“Everything Changes” Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

“Expressions West 2012” Coos Art Museum, OR

“Summer Visual Arts” Bakersfiled Museum of Art Bakersfiled, Bakersfiled, CA

“40 & Under” Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA

“Affordable Art Fair Seattle” Seattle, WA

“Underground & Under $1000” Hall Spassov Gallery, Bellev