SANTA FE, NM.- In connection with the 2nd Annual Santa Fe Art Week, TAI Modern presents Japanese Bamboo Art, a group exhibition featuring a diverse selection of recently acquired works, both historic and contemporary, of Japanese bamboo art. The fifteen artists in this show include members of historic family lineages and contemporary masters such as Yamaguchi Ryuun, Honma Hideaki, and National Living Treasure of Japan, Fujinuma Noboru.

TAI Modern is the world’s leading dealer of contemporary Japanese bamboo art. For over 20 years, the gallery has sought to present compelling exhibitions, build strong collections, further academic research on bamboo art in Japan, and support and encourage artists in this incredibly challenging medium.

Bamboo says many things to me. I enjoy my conversations with it. I express beauty through bamboo: the beauty of water flowing, the beauty of flowers, the beauty of moving clouds. I try to bring the beauty of nature into my sculpture.” –Yamaguchi Ryuun

The exhibition will be on view July 10-August 15 with an opening reception on Friday, July 10 from 5-7pm. Both the exhibition and opening reception will be held in-person at the gallery, supplemented by online exhibitions on taimodern.com and artsy.net. TAI Modern is open Monday through Saturday from 10am-5pm. For further information and image requests, contact the gallery at (505) 984-1387 or amy@taimodern.com.

Fujinuma Noboru, Wild Flower Basket, 2015, madake bamboo, rattan, 13.50 x 17.50 x 17.50 in. Courtesy TAI Modern.

Higashi Kiyokazu, Izutsu (The Well Curb), 2018, madake bamboo, rattan, 13.00 x 8.25 x 8.25 in. Courtesy TAI Modern.


Honda Syoryu, Flare, 2020, madake bamboo, 22.75 x 14.25 x 12.50 in. Courtesy TAI Modern.

Honma Hideaki, Crossing B, 2019. Madake & nemagari bamboo, rattan. 18. 25 x 17.75 6 in. Courtesy TAI Modern.

Kajiwara Koho, Three Color Flower Basket, 2015, madake bamboo, rattan, 8.00 x 14.00 x 14.00 in. Courtesy TAI Modern.

Kawano Shoko, Warmth, 2017, madake & nemagari bamboo, rattan,9.75 x 15.50 in. Courtesy TAI Modern.

Morigami Jin, Flickering Flame, 2019, madake bamboo, rattan, 17.00 x 16.00 x 13.75 in. Courtesy TAI Modern.

Nakatomi Hajime, Frill III-03, 2019, madake bamboo, rattan, 15.00 x 19.75 x 13.75 in. Courtesy TAI Modern.

Shono Tokuzo, Urin, 2004, madake bamboo, rattan, 11.75 x 21.00 x 21.00 in. Courtesy TAI Modern.

Sugiura Noriyoshi, Pure Land, 2019, madake bamboo, rattan, 15.25 x 9.00 x 8.00 in. Courtesy TAI Modern.

Suzuki Gengensai, Untitled, Showa Period, madake bamboo, rattan, 23.25 x 8.50 x 8.50 in. Courtesy TAI Modern.

Wada Waichisai III, Strong Waves, late 1930s to early 1940s, susutake bamboo, 14.00 x 12.75 x 12.25 in. Courtesy TAI Modern.

Watanabe Chiaki, Crossing, 2018, madake bamboo, rattan, 19.00 x 11.00 x 8.00 in. Courtesy TAI Modern.

Yamaguchi Ryuun, Sign of Spring, 2020, madake bamboo, rattan, 8.50 x 28.00 x 28.00 in. Courtesy TAI Modern.

Yufu Shohaku, Crouching, 2020, madake bamboo, bamboo root, 22.50 x 22.00 x 21.50 in. Courtesy TAI Modern.