My artwork celebrates cultural hybridity and transnational movement. I am a British-Japanese artist born in Australia. I graduated from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2022 and am currently working and continuing my art practice in Himeji, Japan. My paintings are influenced by the range of cultures and places that I am rooted in and have routed through. I work primarily in media that require hand-preparation, including egg tempera, sumi ink, handmade paper and lino print.
MA Fine Art, University of Edinburgh (2017 - 2022).
UAL Level 4 Diploma in Art and Design (2016-2017) - Distinction.
'The Graduates 2023,' TATHA Gallery, Dundee, Scotland, 2023.
'Roots & Routes: A Solo Exhibition of Mia Takemoto,' Riana Raouna Gallery, 2022.
'AfroScot: The World is Beautiful’ Exhibition, AfroScot Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, 2022.
'Under the Same Sky' Exhibition, Riana Raouna Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2022.
Visual Arts Scotland's Annual Exhibition, 2022.
Visual Arts Scotland's Exhibition 'Surge,' TATHA Gallery, Dundee, Scotland, 2021.
Riana Raouna Gallery, 2021: https://www.rianaraouna.com/artists/32-mia-takemoto/
Hampstead Art Society's Summer Exhibition, Fitzrovia Gallery, London, England, 2021.
RBA RISING STARS Exhibition, 2021.
MAFA Collective 'Error 404' Exhibition, 2021. (Co-Curator)
Scottish Portrait Award Longlist Exhibition, 2020.
'Room With a View,' Google Arts & Culture Exhibition, 2020.
Autonomy Collective Exhibition at Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2020.
Winner of the Astaire Art Prize, 2022.
Awarded the Andrew Grant Bursary for outstanding work by a graduating student, 2022.
Shortlisted for the Visual Arts Scotland Graduate Showcase Award, 2022.
Selected for The Royal Society of British Artists’ RISING STARS Exhibition, 2021.
Longlisted for Scottish Portrait Award, 2020.