ARTISTS WANTED $$$
Starting immediately. Experienced artists wanted in the
following field for assisting Dr. Takeshi Yamada for major
sculpture projects at his art production studio in Coney
Island, Brooklyn, New York.
-realism & super realism sculptor
-animatronic technician (mechanically animated animals)
-taxidermy artist (experienced in mounting fish and furry
Send up to five JPEG images of your artworks and resume for
PS. About Dr. Takeshi Yamada
Educator, author and artist Takeshi Yamada was born and raised
at a traditional and respectable house of samurai in Osaka,
Japan in 1960. As an international exchange student of Osaka
Art University, he moved to the United States in 1983 and
studied art at the California College of Arts and Crafts in
Oakland, CA and Maryland Institute College of Art in
Baltimore, MD in 1983-85, and completed his Bachelor of Fine
Art degree in 1985.
Yamada obtained his Master of Fine Art Degree in 1987 at the
University of Michigan, School of Art in Ann Arbor, MI.
Yamadas Visual Anthropology Artworks reflects unique,
distinctive and often quickly disappearing culture around him.
In 1987, Yamada moved to Chicago, and by 1990, Yamada
successfully fused Eastern and Western visual culture and
variety of cross-cultural mythology in urban allegories, and
he became a major figure of the River North (SUHU district)
art scene. During that time he also developed a provocative
media persona and established his unique style of
super-realism paintings furnishing ghostly images of people
and optically enhanced pictorial structures. By 1990, his
artworks were widely exhibited internationally. In 2000,
Yamada moved to New York City.
Internationally, Yamada had over 600 major fine art
exhibitions including 50 solo exhibitions including Spain, The
Netherlands, Japan, Canada, Columbia, and the United States.
Yamada also taught classes and made public speeches at over 40
educational institutions including American Museum of Natural
History, Louisiana State Museum, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art,
International Museum of Surgical Science, University of
Minnesota, Montana State University, Eastern Oregon
University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Mount Vernon
Nazarene College, Salem State College, Osaka College of Arts,
Chemeketa Community College, Maryland Institute College of
Art, etc. Yamadas artworks are collection of over 30 museums
and universities in addition to hundreds of corporate/private
art collectors internationally.Yamada and his artworks were
featured in over 400 video websites.
Yamada won numerous prestigious awards and honors i.e.,
International Man of the Year, Outstanding Artists and
Designers of the 20th Century, 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals
of the 21st Century, International Educator of the Year, One
Thousand Great Americans, Outstanding People of the 20th
Century, 21st Century Award for Achievement, Whos Who in
America and Whos Who in The World. The Mayors of New Orleans,
Louisiana and Gary, Indiana awarded him the Key to the City.
Yamadas artworks are collections of many museums and
universities/colleges i.e., Louisiana State Museum, New
Orleans Museum of Art, University of Michigan Museum of Art,
Chicago Athenaeum Museum, Eastern Oregon University, Montana
State University and Ohio State University.
Yamada was profiled in numerous TV programs in major cities in
the United States i.e., A&E History Channel, Brooklyn Cable
Access Television, Chicagos Very Own in Chicago, Takeshi
Yamadas Divine Comedy in New Orleans, and Chicago Public
Televisions Channel ID. Yamada also published 22 books based
on his each major fine art projects i.e., Homage to the
Horseshoe Crab, Medical Journal of the Artist, Graphic Works
1996-1999, Phantom City, Divine Comedy, Miniatures,
Louisville, Visual Anthropology 2000, Heaven and Hell, Citizen
Kings and Dukes and Saints in the United States. In prints,
Yamada and his artworks have been featured in numerous books,
magazine and newspapers i.e., The New York Times, The Wall
Street Journal, Time out New York (full page color interview),
The Fine Art Index, New American Paintings, Village Voice
9full page interview), Chicago Art Scene (front cover),
Chicago Tribune Magazine (major color article), Chicago
Japanese American News, Strong Coffee, Reader, Milwaukee
Journal, Clarion, Kaleidoscope, Laurel Leader-Call, The
Advertiser News, Times-Picayune (front page, major color
articles), Michigan Alumnus (major color article), Michigan
Today (major color article), Mardi Gras Guide (major color
article), The Ann Arbor News (front covers), Park Slope
Courier (color pages), 24/7 (color pages), Brooklyn Free Press
(front cover) and The World Tribune.
For your reference, here are websites of Dr. Takeshi Yamada,
featuring his sculptures (rogue taxidermy artworks).