Takashi Shallow

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High Quality Multi-Orientation

Takashi Shallow’s (he/they) work identifies imagined and real hierarchies that he presents through found and informed objects. Literary critic Andrew Dorkin calls Shallow’s practice “socially-specific”, illustrating projects that are at the same time site-specific and socially engaged. Influenced by artists and theorists like Wolfgang Tillmans and Edward Said, Shallow works towards blurring polarities and creating new orientations.

He completed a BA in Fashion Design at Dominican University then an MFA at the University of Chicago where his experience as a teaching assistant for Theaster Gates inspired new trajectories for Shallow’s material gathering process. Previously a tailor and acrobatics coach, he now teaches art and music at Purdue University Northwest and is a board member of the Chicago Japanese American Historical Society. Dazed Digital includes Shallow in the article “10 of the best Chicago artists right now” and The Arts Club of Chicago has named him a Visual Arts Fellow.

View Takashi’s portfolio here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1TzX5R4CrjL2keJ3JKpYwLnv3qCXpWmwI

Contact Takashi at: gesamtchicago@gmail.com