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Biography

1968
Born in Tokyo, Japan
Currently lives and works in Lumby, BC  Canada


Inventory Catalogue

Solo Exhibitions

2013
"Fires in the North" - Art Beatus, Vancouver, Canada

“Northern Lights” - Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna, Canada

"宇宙から見たオーロラ 展" - Konica Minolta Plaza, Tokyo, Japan
2009 "Star Light, Star Bright" - Art Beatus, Vancouver, Canada
2008
“Beauty of the Night Sky” - Okanagan Science Centre, Vernon, Canada
2007
“Lives under Aurora Borealis, Canada” - Roonee 247photography, Tokyo, Japan

“Canadian Aurora” - Art Gallery Sakkasan, Osaka, Japan
2006
“Canadian Aurora” - Art Gallery Sakkasan, Osaka, Japan
2005
“Beauty of the Nass Valley” - Terrace Art Gallery, Terrace, Canada

“Northern Skies” - Smithers Art Gallery, Smithers, Canada
2004
"Canadian Wilderness Tours” - Wings Umeda (Hankyu), Osaka, Japan

“Aurora” - Yuji’s Tapas, Vancouver, Canada

“Aurora Slide Show” - Prince of Whales Museum, Yellowknife,Canada
2003
“Beauty of the Nass” - Gingolx Village Government, Kincolith, Canada (ongoing)
2002 to date “Aurora Slide Show” - Various locations (over 50 times)

Group Exhibitions
2015
"Starstruck Fine Art of Astrophotography" - James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA, USA
2013
"地球の夜 〜空と星と 文化遺産〜" - Konica Minolta Plaza, Tokyo, Japan

"TWAN Exhibion" - Doha International Astronomy Conference, Doha, Quatar

"Melt" - Art Beatus, Vancouver, Canada
2012
"Parks Canada - Art in the Park" - Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna, Canada

"Starstruck Fine Art of Astrophotography" - Bates Collage Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME, USA

"State of the Art" - Telus World Ski and Snowboard Competition, Whistler, Canada
2011-2012 "RCGS Exhibition" - eight Canadian Embassies and Canadian High Commission, London, EU
2011
"Art in the Park" - Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre, Revelstoke, Canada

"TWAN Digital Exhibition" - Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria

"TWAN Exhibition" - Hungary, USA, Sweden, Chile, Iran

"100 years, come celebrate!" - Parks Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Winter Showcase" - Art Beatus - Vancouver, Canada
2010
"TWAN Exhibition" - Hungary, Sweden, Hungary, USA, Shiraz, Iran, Portugal,
2009
"TWAN Exhibition" - Korea, Hungary, Thailand, Turkey, Australia, Chile, Brazil, South Africa, Italy,

"TWAN Travel Exhibition" - 24 locations in 18 states, USA

“Canadian Astronomy Image Shows” - Steam Whistle Gallery, Toronto, Canada

"TWAN Travel Exhibition" - Furiuli Province and Aiello, Italy

“International Year of Astronomy” - TWAN Photography Exhibition, Berlin, Germany

“Canadian Astronomy Image Shows” - Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada

“International Year of Astronomy” - TWAN Photography Exhibition, UNESCO HQ, Paris,
2008
“AME2008” - TWAN Photography Exhibition, Germany
2006 “Photo Volunteer Japan” - Fuji Photo Salon, Tokyo, Japan

“Member’s Show” - Terrace Art Gallery, Terrace, Canada

“Group Exhibition” - Art Gallery Sakkasan, Osaka, Japan
2005
“Art Walk” - Terrace Businesses led by Terrace Art Gallery, Terrace, Canada
2004
“Member’s Show” - North Coast Artists’ Cooperative, Price Rupert, Canada

Prizes and Awards
2009
2nd Prize, “Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival” Photo Contest, Canda
2007
"Highly Commended" Award, "Wildlife Photographer of the Year", sponsored by Shell, Natural History Museum, and BBC Magazine, UK
2006
“Promotion Award” - “Shim Poo Sha’s Publication Award”, Japan
2006
Recommendation (2nd Prize) of Nature Section, “The 39th Canon Photo Contest”, Japan
2006
“Excellent Award (First Prize), “Shim Poo Sha’s Postcard Book Award”, Japan
2004
“First Prize - BC Parks and Wilderness 2004 Photo Contest” - BC Parks & CPAWS (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society) BC Chapter

"Best Over All - BC Parks and Wilderness 2004 Photo Contest” - BC Parks & CPAWS (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society) BC Chapter
2002-2003
“Nordlys Northern Lights Photo Contest”, Monthly Winner Prize (Twice), Norway

Membership
TWAN (The World at Night)
IYA2009 Canada (International Year of Astronomy)
CAPA (The Canadian Association for Photographic Art
The Saatchi Gallery, London, England

Artist Statement - Yuichi Takasaka

My love of colours in nature led me to my love affair with the Aurora Borealis.  I first saw these strange Lights in Jasper, Alberta in the spring of 1990 and photographed them.  Later I discovered that these strange “Lights” were the Aurora Borealis.

After moving to Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories, I soon found that this area is one of the best places in the world to observe the Aurora Borealis.  I did a lot of experimenting trying to photograph the Lights at night, while working at a tour company during the day promoting the Lights to the Japanese market.

These Lights became a part of my life.  I left Yellowknife after living there for 7 years; however I still go back to lead many photography tours every year in order to photograph yet another variation of the Lights.




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