Born in Japan, Takahiko Hayashi received his B.F.A in Oil Painting from Musashino Art University in 1985 and his M.F.A in Printmaking from Tokyo National University of Arts in 1987, both in Japan. Hayashi's work has been exhibited in over 140 solo shows around the world since 1985, as well as an impressive number of group exhibitions. Hayahshi's work is featured in the collections of: the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia, Kurobe City Museum of Art in Japan, Los Angeles Musum of Art in California, the Museum of Modern Art in Japan, and more.
"I try to create something from nothing. I try to capture negative to represent positive. I try to express the present with history, and east and west. It is when objects exist that nothingness can be recognized for the first time. Thats why wind attracts me. And Tokuyama village in Gifu prefecture, Lao-Tse, and Enku greatly influence my thought processes." -Takahiko Hayashi