About Taiyo Okamoto

Taiyo Okamoto grew up by the ocean in Karatsu, Japan, where he often spent his childhood days twilighting on the seawall; dreamily gazing at the vast sky, crashing waves, and flying fish. He has lived in New York City since 2002.​

Painting, tearing, sculpting and collaging various textures of paper, particularly Japanese Inshu mulberry paper, Taiyo creates chigiri-e inspired art from small works to large installations.


Taiyo works in visual art, writing, and acting. He appears in legendary Japanese filmmaker Nobuhiko Obayashi’s “HANAGATAMI”.