About Taiyo Okamoto

Taiyo Okamoto grew up across from 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”.


• Persona Virtual Group Exhibition at The Holy Art, London UK (2021)

• The Cosmic Vibes Virtual Solo Exhibition at New York Art Wave Project (2021)

• Greenville Country Club Solo Show, Wilmington DE (2021)

• Join Feelings, Suho Memorial Paper Museum in Taipei, Taiwan (2019)

• Sheets: A National Exhibition of Paper Arts, Norfolk VA (2019)

• Art on Paper Art Fair, New York (2019)

• Ashok Jain Gallery Group Show, New York (2018)

• "Hanagatami (Film)" Actor, Japan (2017)

• Ashok Jain Gallery Group Show in New York (2017)

• Jed Williams Gallery Group Show, Philadelphia (2016)

• Ryujin Gallery Solo Show, Brooklyn (2016)

• Greenpoint Gallery Small Work Show, Brooklyn (2014)