Takashi Kawashima lives and works in San Francisco. His work explores the re-contextualizing of commonplace items to create new awareness of the mundane. Takashi was featured as one of ten emerging artists in the March/April 2004 issue of RES magazine in an article entitled “Who’s Now/Who’s Next.” His work has been shown internationally at the festivals including Ars Electronica (Austria), Japan Media Arts Festival, Siggraph (U.S.A.), Sónar (Barcelona), South by Southwest, (U.S.A.) and the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival. Takashi received his BA in Environmental Information with a Dean’s Award from Keio University in Japan and MFA in Design | Media Arts from UCLA in the U.S. He is the recipient of a Japanese Government overseas study program grant for artists.