Takeshi Kanemura & Cris Law

Southern California-based Performance/Installation artist Takeshi Kanemura was born in Okinawa, Japan, and lives and works in Los Angeles. Kanemura has exhibited internationally in Japan, Taiwan, and the U.S. He received a BA from University of California, Riverside, an MA from California State University, San Bernardino, and an MFA from Claremont Graduate University. Kanemura has transcended traditional Japanese art and absorbed those practices into his current art form of mixed media performance art. With the influences of Japanese performance dancing called Butoh, traditional large scale Japanese brush stroke painting, and traditional music, Kanemura’s current pieces incorporate all these elements with Americanized flair, to humbly represent the new present-day American status: the amalgamation of one’s identity. Kanemura proudly displays the identity of the Japanese-American. His goals with his art are to promote cultural awareness and the embracing of all cultural heritages.

Artist Location: Los Angeles, CA



Performance October 29
at Torrance Art Museum’s Nomad II

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