Kazue Taguchi was born in Mito, Japan, lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received her B.F.A. from the Joshibi University Art and Design in Tokyo (1997) and her M.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University (2007). Awards include the Fellowship of the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan: Oversea study program in Virginia (2005-6), Pola Art Foundation: Oversea study program in New York (2007-8), One year Fellowshop for Cité Internationale des Arts Residency Program in Paris (2010-2011) and the Second place prize from the Jutta Cuny Franz Foundation in Düsseldorf, Germany (2007). Solo exhibitions include; Kunst Palast Museum-Glasmuseum Hentrich, Düsseldorf (2007) and the Alcorcon Glass Museum in Madrid, Spain (2008).
Kazue Taguchi’s work explores the ethereal, intangible effects of light and reflection. Inspired by a trip to Europe and the stained glass windows she discovered in the churches she toured as a teenager, her focus is on reflective material and light. In Swing Space, she will create an installation called “Silver Silence,” The work is made of mylar spirals which are suspended from the ceiling. The fascinating, ever-changing reflections on the walls from these swinging silver objects creates a relaxing and sublime space.