Masaru Takiguchi

BORN
1941 Osaka, Japan
EDUCATION
1964 B.A. in Sculpture, Kyoto City College of Fine Arts, Japan
1966 M.A. in Sculpture, Kyoto City College of Fine Arts, Japan
1968 FIRST VISIT TO USA
SELECTED AWARDS
1969 Award of Excellence, Women's Auxiliary/Houston Chapter of The American Institute of Architects, Rice University, Houston, TX
1969-70-73  Visiting Instructor in Sculpture,University of Houston, TX
1968 Guest Instructor, High Museum School of Art, Atlanta GA.
Award of Excellence in Sculpture, Japan Art Festival Association
Award of Excellence in Sculpture, French Scholarship Competition, French Government
Award of Excellence in Sculpture, Mainichi Newspaper Company, Japan
1964 Awarded Grand Prize, Kyoto City College, Kyoto, Japan
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2007 Classically Taki, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
2004 Stories of Horn, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
2002 Tsunami, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
2001 Hoshi o Miruhito, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
1999 Waves of Wood, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
1997 Series: The Wind, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
1995 Recent Sculpture, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
1993 Recent Work, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
1990 Stone Sculptures, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
1988 Recent Sculpture, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014 Tradition and Translation: Extension of Nature, Arts Brookfield, Houston, Texas
2013 Intervals: KC Art Gallery, Lone Star College, Kingwood, Texas
2012 2012 Annual Citizenship Week Visual Arts Exhibition,City of Houston Public Library, Main Library
2010 East meets West,Japan Festival at Harman Park, Houston, Texas
2009 Group Show at Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, Texas
2008 The Texas Chair Project,Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
2007 31: Thirty-one artists. Thirty-one works., Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
2007 Intersections: Asia/America,Mary Matteson Parrish Art Gallery at Montgomery College, Woodlands, Texas
2006 Crossroads: Asia/America,Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas
2006 Sculpture Now, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX
2005 Affinities Art Exhibition, at JP Morgan Chase, Houston, TX
2004 Abstract Concepts, The Art Center, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
2003 Miniatures, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
2002 Round I, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
2000 The Box, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
2000 Spatial Expressions, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
1999 Sherry Sullivan & Masaru Takiguchi, The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, Nassau Bay, TX
39th Annual Invitational, juror Bill Wiman, Longview Museum of Fine Art, Longview, TX
1997 An Outrageous Little, Three-Part, AARP, Art Salon,curated by Harvey Bott, Diverse Works, Houston
1996 New Beginnings, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
Intimate, Barbara Davis Gallery, Pennzoil Bldg., Houston
Contemporary Art From Japan, University of Houston
1995 Sculpture 1995, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
Assimilations, Galveston's Mardi Gras salute to Asia, Galveston Arts Center, TX
1994 Miniatures, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
Regional Contemporary Sculpture, Allen Center Gallery, curated by Sally Reynolds, Houston
1991 Contemporary Japanese Sculpture, Houston International Festival, Allen Center, Houston
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Austin College, Sherman, Texas
Civic Center Site Development Co., New Orleans
Cullen Bank and Trust, Houston
Dresdner Bank A G Representative Office, Houston
Fort Worth National Bank, Fort Worth
Hudson Engineering, Houston
John Deere & Co., Moline, Illinois
Kyoto City College of Fine Arts, Kyoto, Japan
Pennzoil Oil Corp., Houston
Southwest Bancshares, Houston
Texas American Bank, Houston
The University of Houston, Clear Lake City, Texas
The University of Houston, Houston
3 D I, Houston
SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Stanley Adams, Austin
Joan and Stanford Alexander, Houston
Toni and Isaac Arnold Jr., Houston
Harry Austin, Houston
A.L. Ayedelott, Memphis, Tennessee
Charles Bernheim, New York
Joseph Bernstein, New Orleans
George R. Brown, Houston
R.P. Bushman, Houston
Mike Caddell and Cynthia Chapman, Houston
James Coleman,New Orleans
Alan Cooper, Houston
Alice Cox, Houston
Lloyd Davis, Houston
J.F. Dougherty, Houston
Charles Ellis, Fort Worth
W.S. Farrish, Houston
Terri and Leonard Friedman, Houston
Evelina Gilbert, Seabrook, TX
J.W. Hershey, Houston
Geri Hooks, Houston
Ralph Kelman, Dallas
Mary Lynch Kurts, New York
Harry Litwin, Wichita
Mr. and Mrs. Meredith Long, Houston
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Marcus, Dallas
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Marcus, Dallas
S.H. McCormick, Houston
Mattie and Joe Melnick, Houston
Georgette and Robert Mosbacher, Houston
Gene Murphree, Houston
Alfred Negley, San Antonio
Gustav Mason O'Keiff, Santa Fe
Hanni and Stewart Orton, Houston
Kenneth Owen, Corpus Christi
Charles Reed, Houston
Ellen and David Ross, Houston
Edward Rotan, Houston
John Scanlan, Houston
Darrell and Nancy Seibert, Palm Beach
Pollard Simons, Dallas
Carol Straus, Houston
Sherry and Gene Sullivan, Seabrook, TX
Toshifumi Ueki, Tokyo, Japan
Carrington Weems, Houston
Rusty Wortham, Houston
Dr. Marjorie Horning, Houston
Evelina Gilbert and Dave Hein, Seabrook, TX
Gundi McCandless, Houston
Alex and Rita Chidichimo, Houston