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”.