I am originally visual artist. (hidemitakagi.com) and have been working as a photographer at same time. I was born in Kyoto, Japan and currently lives in New York City, I have been exhibiting both nationally and internationally for more than several years. Recent exhibitions have been at: The Bronx Museum (Bronx, NY), The Dollinger Art Project (Tel Aviv, Israel), Flaere Gallery, (London, UK), Hudson Guild Gallery (NYC, NY), Longwood Art gallery (Bronx, NY), BAC gallery at Brooklyn Arts Council (Brooklyn, NY), Dumbo Arts Center (Brooklyn, NY), and White Columns (NYC, NY), etc.

As an artist, I participated in the AIM program at The Bronx Museum of the Arts in 2003 and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space in 2010. My Art work has been reviewed in Time Out Tel Aviv, Time Out New York, NY Times and Village Voice. My 'Blender' project was published on Current in 2008, the New York Foundation for the Arts magazine for artists and selected for "Times Square Public Arts 2011" and displayed as the first public art project on the sides of trash receptacles stationed from 42nd to 47th Streets in the Broadway Plazas.