Time: October 6, 2015 at 7pm to October 11, 2015 at 6pm
Location: Ouchi Gallery
Street: 170 Tillary St. Suite 105
City/Town: Brooklyn, NY 11201
Website or Map: http://www.ouchigallery.com/#…
Event Type: art, exhibition
Organized By: Ouchi Gallery
Latest Activity: Oct 6, 2015
Miho Takeda was born in 1988 in Tokyo.As a child, she was captivated by manga and anime. She spent her childhood drawing whenever she had time. After graduating high school, she became enchanted by the African wildlife she saw in TV shows and movies. She was inspired to go to a professional school to study the wildlife she had only ever seen on her screen.
Schoolwork in Kenya was a life-changing experience. The never-ending landscape of strong, beautiful animals made Miho keen to return and learn more. She pursued her passion by working at Kenyan national park on conservation issues as a Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer (JOCV) after graduation.During the two years she spent in Africa as a volunteer, she started drawing to capture the splendor of the Kenyan wildlife. This was the start of Miho’s art career. Miho’s drawing became so popular that they were used all over Kenya.
This inspired her to study art on her own terms by traveling to 11 countries, including Europe and the United States. By meeting people across the globe, she began to appreciate the beauty of human facial expressions. She felt that natural, unreserved, everyday facial expressions were the most beautiful of all.She realized that strength and beauty she admired in the Kenyan wildlife was also present in every human face. After this moment Miho start focusing on drawing the human face and unearthing the stories she saw in these expressions.
Currently she is a freelance illustrator doing a wide range of artwork, including:
illustrating books, designing logos, characters, CD jackets, and creating welcome
boards at weddings.