The ACWL-Nuveen is pleased to showcase the multi-talented, Grand Rapids artist, Tatsuki Hakoyama in a solo exhibition entitled HUMAN/NATURE. Tatsuki – or Taz as he likes to be called – is recognized for his thought-provoking magical realism painting style. But as we have gotten to know Taz, we have discovered his creativity has no bounds! As well as being an all-around extremely talented visual artist he is also a musician/composer, an engaging educator, and skateboard enthusiast!
ACWL-Nuveen staff met Taz when he served as a mentor for the Emerging Artist of Color Resident, Elijah Pierce, in August 2022. Over the course of three weeks Taz met one-on-one with Elijah helping guide him on ways to improve his painting and drawing. We were impressed with his style and quickly knew Taz would be an excellent guest artist for our 2023 exhibition season. We are excited to share Taz’s artwork, and his artistic instruction with the White Lake community over the coming weeks. He will be offering two classes while his exhibition is up, an Intro to Oil Painting class and a Handmade Paper class, check out the link here: https://www.artswhitelake.org/taz
HUMAN/NATURE will be on display from Friday, January 27 through March 11. According to Taz, the exhibit will be, "a collection of pieces from various bodies of work. The underlying theme is the relationship that we as humans have with nature." A public reception will be held Friday, February 3 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Taz will be talking about his work in the gallery starting at 6:00pm. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
If you'd like to learn more about Taz and his artwork, check out ACWL-Nuveen's Ian Martin's conversation with Taz from earlier this month: https://www.artswhitelake.org/post/conversation-with-tatsuki-hakoyama
Thank you to Eastbrook Homes for sponsoring this exhibit and all Guest Exhibitions in 2023.