Born in Topaz Internment Camp, Utah, U.S.A. of Japanese/American parents, Takahashi attended the San Francisco Art Institute, California, Bard College, New York, and San Francisco State University. She left school, took a freighter to Japan and traveled around the world for two years, before returning to San Francisco to graduate with a B.A. in Art from the University of California, Berkeley. The exposure to different cultures in Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan, Iran, Lebanon, Egypt and France informs her work. Takahashi maintains a studio in Mexico and in San Francisco. She continues to travel and spend stretches of time in countries surrounded by languages she cannot understand but manages to savor.






Masako Takahashi - San Francisco Artist

Antídoto: Masako Takahashi


Galvez de Aguinaga, Fernando, Rewriting the Canvas of Tradition: The Art of Masako Takahashi (English)

Galvez de Aguinaga, Fernando, Rescribiendo el Lienzo de la Tradición - El Arte de Masako Takahashi (Español)

Gerstler, Amy, Masako Takahashi (English)

Gerstler, Amy, Masako Takahashi (Español)

Torner, Carles, Memoria Sobre Seda, Compartir, No. 29, 2003 (Español)

Mexico 2000: Las Hijas de Artemis, exhibition catalog, Museo de la Ciudad Santiago de Queretaro, pp 36, 37, 47, 53, 2000

McManis, Sam, Bedford’s Needlework Exhibit Pokes Holes in Gender Roles, San Francsico Chronicle, p E8, June 11, 1999

Emotional Tones/Tonos Emocionales, exhibition essay, Espacio Abierto Michael Bock, 1996 (English & Español)

Cohan, Tony, Masako Takahashi, Visions Art Quarterly, p 60, Spring, 1994

White, Garrett, Talking Art: Masako Takahashi, Buzz

Johnson, Patricia, Finding Common Ground: Two Women’s Groups Join Forces to Put on Exhibit, Houston Chronicle, p 15, May 12, 1991

Ancestors Known and Unknown: Box Works, exhibition catalog, Art in General Gallery, 1990

1988: Exhibitions, exhibition catalog, Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art, 1988