Norio Takaoka transforms stone into objects that feel simultaneously otherworldly and familiar. Spanning across a maltitude of sizes and scopes, his renderings of natural objects bring a warm and lively feel to a material that is otherwise cold and listless.
Norio Takaoka was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1950. He studied art at the Kanazawa University of Art and Ploytechnics. He held a post in Italy as Overseas Research Artist for the Agency of Cultural Affairs in 1992. He was the recipient of the Nakahara Teijirou Memorial Superior Prize in 1994. In addition to participating in several group exhibitions.