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Artist CV

Updated: Nov 19, 2021

JAMES TAKEO 17 East Main Street, Unit 8B Welland, ON L3B 3W4 Born: October 26, 1970 Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan



Post Secondary Education

Niagara College of Applied Arts & Technology, Welland, ON General College – Fine Arts Option 1989 – 1991


Group Exhibitions

The Black Lantern Experience, BLX Studio, Welland, ON, July 13, 2013

BLX: Where Rails and Water Meet, BLX Studio, Welland, ON, August, 2013 BLX: Hostile Takeover, BLX Studio, Welland, ON, September, 2013 BLX: F**ked Up S**t, BLX Studio, Welland, ON, October, 2013 BLX: One Night Only, Sami’s, Welland, ON, December, 2013 BLX: Bridge 13, Welland Galleria, Welland, ON, June, 2014 Art at the Park, Welland, ON, May, 2015


Public Collections Art Canoe Project, City of Welland, Welland, ON ”Icon 13”, Mixed Media, July 2014

Downtown Welland Art Wall (with various artists), East Main Street and Hellems Avenue, Welland, ON Mixed Media Outdoor Mural, September 2016

Welland Bell Box Murals Project, "Tribute to Ross Beard", Division Street, east of Hellems Avenue, Welland, ON, Mixed Media, July 2021


Publications by the Artist

“Artists’ Opportunties Not Squandered”, Welland Tribune, SunMedia, Welland, Page 2, December 29, 2014,

“The Power of Relying on One’s Self”, Welland Tribune, SunMedia, Welland, Page 2, August 14, 2014,

"Believe It or Not, There's Art in Welland", The Sound, St Catharines and Niagara, October 9, 2015,

Publications About the Artist

Joe Barkovich, “Artist James Takeo Making His Mark on Welland”, Welland Tribune, Postmedia, Page 2, September 7, 2016

Allen Benner, “Phantom Gallery Pops Up On Niagara Street”, Welland Tribune, SunMedia, Welland, Page 1, November 3, 2014,

Dan Dakin, “Who is James Takeo?”, Welland Tribune, SunMedia, Welland, Page 3, July 16, 2014,

Dan Dakin, “Welland Art Gallery Doing it TheHardWay”, Welland Tribune, SunMedia, Welland, Page 1, July 3, 2014, WEBSITES

James Takeo: Tattoos & Visual Arts


Arts & Culture Award – Literary Arts, City of Welland, September, 2014 Received for blogs, poetry, hosting poetry events, and opinion columns

Arts & Culture Award – Visual Arts (with BLX), City of Welland, September, 2014 Received for art events and initiatives, pop-up galleries, and promotion of local arts and culture

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