High Quality Multi-Orientation
Takashi Shallow’s work identifies imagined and real hierarchies that he presents through found objects and social engagement. Cultural signifiers with distinctly separate signifieds coexist in his installations. Professional and amateur contexts come together as the unacknowledged confronts the prestigious. Taking after artists and theorists like Tania Bruguera and Edward Said, Shallow works towards blurring polarities and creating new orientations.
Shallow 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 a new trajectory for his material gathering process. Shallow’s tenure working as a tailor and his experience coaching acrobatics also inform his practice. He teaches art and music at Purdue Northwest University 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 at gmail dot com