Born and raised in Nagano, Japan and originally trained as nurse, Taiko lives and works in Denver, CO. Since taking her first art class at the Art Students League of Denver, Taiko has focused on printmaking; more recently exploring other media, installation, sculpture to express her inner vision. Taiko’s work has been exhibited in Colorado (including solo exhibitions at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver Botanic Gardens) and other states, as well as numerous print fairs throughout the U.S. Her work is in private and public collections in the U.S. and Japan, including the Cleveland Clinic Art Program, University of Colorado Denver Business school, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (NY) and the Denver Art Museum (Education Collection).
Taiko is a current resident artist at Redline Contemporary Art Center.