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Takashi Seto, 
Floating Thing. 
Silk, lacquer, silver leaf, gofun powder

TAKASHI SETO 瀬藤貴史 


1974   
Born in Saitama, Japan

Lives and works in Saitama, Japan


Textile artist Takashi Seto was inspired to revive ancient Japanese dyeing techniques after reading about several long-forgotten methods in a 17th-century fabric book. The complex process, which involves lacquer, silver leaf, and gofun power, prints fine outlines of animals and buildings onto wafer-thin canvases of silk. Seto received his Master’s degree from Tokyo University of the Arts.  

EDUCATION

2006   
MFA in Conservation Science Laboratory Graduate School of Conservation, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan


2005   
BFA in Textile at Department of Crafts, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018   
Takashi Seto: Dyeing and Textiles, SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2022
Art Market Hamptons, SEIZAN Gallery booth, New York
HAKU: The Art of Gold and Silver Leafing, SEIZAN Gallery, New York


2021  
International Kogei Award in Toyama 2020: Habataku Kogei no mirai ten, Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, Toyama, Japan

The 75th Sinsho Kogei-ten, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Kyoto City Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan


2020  
TOBU FUKUDA & TAKASHI SETO: PURE POETRY, SEIZAN Gallery, New York


2019  
Art Fair Tokyo, Tokyo International Forum, SEIZAN Gallery booth, Tokyo


2017  
Kaku no Kai, SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


2014  
Kaku no Kai, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan


2012  
Art Wave Exhibition vol.9, Souzou no Innovation-ten, RECTO VERSO Gallery, Tokyo


2010  
The 150th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Portugal, Portugal


2009  
Wakaki Takumi no Tewaza-ten, Saitama Craft Center, Saitama, Japan


2008  
Japan Design Exhibition, Musse des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France


2006  
Japan - Morocco Bunka Kouyu-ten, Morocco

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Starbucks Coffee Japan, Saitama, Japan

Hoshikawa Produce “Conscience”, Saitama, Japan

Garage. U. W, Saitama, Japan

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