Born and raised in Nagano, Japan and originally trained as nurse, Taiko lives and works in Denver, CO. Since taking her first art class at the Art Students League of Denver in 2011, Taiko has focused on printmaking; more recently exploring other media, installation and sculpture.
Taiko’s site- specific installation "Blue Surge (2023)" made with over 150 Monotype prints on Tyvek is the part of the current exhibition “Hokusai: Inspiration and Influence” at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA, USA. Taiko’s work has been exhibited in Colorado (including solo exhibitions at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver Botanic Gardens) and other states, as well as numerous print fairs throughout the U.S. Her work is included in private and public collections in the U.S. and Japan, including the Cleveland Clinic Art Program, University of Colorado Denver Business school, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (NY).
Her work is featured in Hyperallergic, Southwest Contemporary and Printmaking Today, authorized Journal of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.