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Meet Ari 

Ari Takata-Vasquez is a multidisciplinary artist and creator living and working in Oakalnd, California. Ari draws inspiration from architecture, the built environment, natural forms, textiles, and photography. In addition to scenic paintings, Ari creates abstracted sculptural mixed medium paintings incorporating clay. Her work examines another way of seeing space and scale. Ari was born and raised in Kapolei, Hawaii and moved in San Francisco in 2008. Having resided in the Bay Area since, Ari now calls Downtown Oakland her home.

When Ari isn't creating art, she's running Viscera, her brand and brick & mortar shop in the heart of Downtown Oakland. At Viscera, she is the owner and creative director; overseeing photography, space design, graphic and branding design, as well as fashion buying. She resides in Downtown Oakland in a live/work with her rescued pit bulls, Charlie & Lola.


EXHIBITIONS

2017

ProArts Holiday Show
ProArts Gallery
Oakland, Ca

HeART Group Show
Classic Cars West Gallery
Oakland, CA

2016

SPUR Oakland Opening Evnet
Oakland, Ca 

2015
Incline Gallery
Grow a Pair Group Show
San Francisco, CA

2014
UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design
Group show
Berkeley, CA

EDUCATION

Master of City Planning focus in urban design
University of California at Berkeley
May 2014

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
University of San Francisco
May 2011