Sanae Takahata was born in Maebashi City, Gunma province, in Japan. She lives and works in Tokyo. After graduating from high school, she bought a one-way ticket to Paris, where she made her debut at a gallery in 1977. She then moved to the United States and quickly signed a contract with a New York gallery. She returned to Japan at the end of the nineteen-eighties.
Sanae Takahata received a very exclusive invitation to present her first series of dress-shaped painted sculptures, WEAR ME, at the Honen-in Temple in Kyoto in 2006. Her paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world.
Sanae Takahata is a free spirit and an independent woman. She neither knows borders nor belongs to any specific art circle.
Exhibitions & Projects
29 November 2014 – 7 February 2015
4 – 7 December 2014
Sanae Takahata, Blue Flowers - Chinoiserie Love (front), 2013-2014, Acrylic on cotton, 142 x 43 cm
Sanae Takahata, A Container of Time (front), 2014, Acrylic and glass beads on cotton, 53 x 20 cm
Sanae Takahata, Hirado - To the place where we can confluent (front), 2014, Acrylic and glass beads on cotton, 108 x 41 cm
Sanae Takahata, Samarkand (front), 2013-2014, Acrylic on cotton, 103 x 32 cm
Sanae Takahata, Spiritual Dalia - Life’s Explosion (back), 2012, Acrylic on cotton, 153 x 43 cm
Sanae Takahata, Anastasia-Resurrection, 2014, Oil on canvas, Ellipse 50.5 x 40.5 cm without metal ring
Sanae Takahata, We Don't Need Words, 2014, Oil on canvas, 50.5 x 40 cm
Sanae Takahata, Venice - Transformed into a Black Swallowtail Butterfly, Taking a Bath with Gathered Evening Dew (front), 2014, Acrylic on cotton, 182 x 59 x 20 cm
Sanae Takahata, WEAR ME #29 Spring (front), 2012, Acrylic on canvas, 145 x 45 cm
Sanae Takahata, Eve, 2013, Oil on canvas, 33 x 33 cm