‘Light is intangible and invisible, but its effect on our lives is profound. My interest in creating works with light is in experiencing the phenomenon of their visual qualities as well as in the creation of a relaxing and sublime space.’
Kazue Taguchi was born in Japan, currently lives and works in New York. She received her M.F.A. with a concentration in glass in 2007 from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has also studied at the Barcelona Glass Foundation in Spain and Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo. She has been a resident artist at Pilchuck Glass School, Corning Museum of Glass, Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Newark Museum, and Vermont Studio Center. Awards include, The Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan, a supporting award from the Jutta Cuny- Franz Foundation in Germany, Finalist of the Bombay Sapphire Prize Exhibition in London, Finalists of “Young Glass” Glass Museum Ebeltoft in Denmark.
She has held solo exhibitions at Kunst Palast Museum-Glasmuseum Hentrich, Düsseldorf, and the Alcorcon Glass Museum in Madrid, Spain. She also did the stage set for “Centennial celebration for John Cage: Competing time and spaces” at the Kanagawa prefectural gallery in Yokohama, Japan (2011), and “Chaconne” at the Sophiensaele theater in Berlin, Germany (2011, 2012).