Ryan Takaba

Ryan Takaba is a material artist whose sculptures, tableaux, and installations are centered around a study of scientific reason and the power of belief, incorporating thematic materials -flowers, ash, wax, and water.
He exhibits his work throughout the United States and has participated in residencies at the European Ceramic Work Center -Netherlands, The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen -China, and was awarded a residency through Blue Star Contemporary to live and work at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin -Germany.
He earned an MFA in Ceramics from Kent State University and a BFA in Ceramics from the University of Hawaii. Ryan currently lives and works in San Antonio, Texas.
The books mentioned in the interview are Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik and The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean. The Atlantic article mentioned can be read here.
A Relationship with Flight 2020-2021 Glassine Paper, Ivory Roses, Basswood, Incense Ash, Helium, Latex, Pillar Wax, Wick, Steel   235” * 341” * 120”
A Relationship with Flight 2020-2021 Glassine Paper, Ivory Roses, Basswood, Incense Ash, Helium, Latex, Pillar Wax, Wick, Steel   235” * 341” * 120”
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