Maki Takizawa presumes that being fascinated by the beauty of natural phenomena, consciousness, and subconsciousness is a piece of the puzzle in her creation. Consciousness is not an object and will be hard to see as a physical figure. At the same time, it exists in people’s minds that we would know and realise.

A creative idea sometimes notifies the memories of feelings and gives a fresh viewpoint with unique meaning when recalled. The work will be a trigger to start communicating on daily subjects.


Maki Takizawa is originally from Tokyo, Japan. She started her career in London and has been researching and practising how to express her image in art or design for several years. When she joined one of the art courses, she realised the expression potential of printmaking techniques. Printmaking was the ideal art form in its own right for her, and she decided to progress her visual development in fine art printmaking.

Awarding BTEC in fine art at Kensington and Chelsea College was the growing term for developing her visual idea before enrolling on the Postgraduate Diploma Course. She graduated with a Master's Degree in Fine Art Printmaking at Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts London. Her visual exploration with practical development in print is carrying on.

Her printmaker's career continued with shows and competitions. These include 'The Original' at Mall Gallery, The Summer MA Show at Camberwell College of Art, and the solo exhibition at The Green, organised by the Picture Room gallery. 

Other activities were the Open studio at Creekside Studio, The Annual Competition Show, and an independent group exhibition at Salon des Art. Also, her print work was selected as the cover image of the Annual Exhibition for Ofcom and exhibited at the reception party.

In 2011, she joined the group exhibition at LOOP, founded by the Camberwell MA graduates. In 2016, her work was selected to exhibit in the print competition dedicated to etching and intaglio printmaking in all its forms, established by the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and curated by Norman Ackroyd RA RE.

Since she joined the LOOP show, her works have been shown regularly at Bankside Gallery and Espacio Gallery in 2020-21 in London. The exhibition LOOP has been regularly back at the Bankside Gallery since 2022.

Exhibition / Competition

2023 LOOP at Bankside Gallery, Southwark, London

2022 LOOP at Bankside Gallery, Southwark, London

2020-21 LOOP at Espacio Gallery, Shoreditch, London

2019 LOOP at Bankside Gallery, Southwark, London

2018 'The Masters' at Bankside Gallery, Southwark, London

2014-18 LOOP at Bankside Gallery, Southwark, London

2011-12 LOOP at Bankside Gallery, Southwark, London

2007 Wabi Sabi, Chichester, West Sussex

2006 The Picture Room, East Dulwich, London

2006 The Solo, at The Green, East Dulwich, London

2006 ‘Ofcom Annual Exhibition, Southwark, London

2005 Summer MA Show at Camberwell College of Art, London

2004 Print Exchange Exhibition - EWHA Woman’s University, Seoul, South Korea

2004 ‘Rendezvous’, Salon des Arts, South Kensington, London

2004 ‘The Original‘ at Mall Galleries, Westminster, London

2003 'Two Cities' Japan & Great Britain Print exchange exhibition, Marunouchi Build. Gallery, Marunouchi, Tokyo

2001 Arcola Gallery, Hackney, London

2001 Whiteleys Open Gallery, Bayswater, London