TAMIKO KAWATA

"Through my artwork, I am searching for another vision and another way of thinking for my life. I like to use overlooked indigenous objects from our daily life for my medium. Discarded materials are important to me not only for environmental issues but also to reflect my current life. My choice of materials and interpretation are influenced by the differences that I experience between life in America and Japan where I grew up.

“Dadaism” and “Assemblage,” these radical philosophies were perfect to affect the wounded Japanese youth in post World War II. I grew up watching them in my forming years in Japan, and these philosophies became a foundation for my way of thinking and for my art making direction.

My works are personal; I work in large and small scales in belief of intimacy. They are my visual diaries."

Tamiko Kawata
2013

Press

Transcendental Vision / Sand City Richard Wittacker
Peaceful Contemplation in Works on Paper DNAInfo - Alan Neuhauser
Transcendental Vision inspires ambiguity, contemplation and quiet: Mighty Whispers. Monterey County NOW - Walter Ryce
Tamiko Kawata at EFA Studio Program
Reduce/Reuse/Reexamine: Tamiko Kawata's “Toward the Light/Archway.” The Brooklyn Rail - Denise McMorrow
Making the Ordinary Extraordinary The New York Times Art Reviews - Helen Harrison
Making a point with 'Pins & Needles' art exhibit CT Post - Phyllis A.S. Boros
Adelphi University Presents Tamiko Kawata, Flow of Life: Nagare Press Release for Flow of Life: Nagare Exhibition
"A Quiet Room" Exhibition
Exhibition "Beyond Lines, Beyond Surfaces" Exhibition Brochure
“Based on a true story” the Artwork of Tamiko Kawata and Supakitch Art in Brooklyn
Bold Statement in Provincetown Staff Writer, Wicked Local
23 Apr. 2015
mall, unpretentious things make bold
statements at Kobalt Gallery in Provincetown
Tamiko Kawata, who came to the U.S. from Japan as a young adult, is fascinated with small, unpretentious
things and waste material from our daily lives, transforming them into three
-
dimensional observations on
America life and the environment.
Tamiko Kawata on Artsy
Tamiko Kawata on 1stdibs