Kazuaki Tanahashi, born and trained in Japan and active in the United States since 1977, has had solo exhibitions of his calligraphic paintings internationally. He has taught East Asian calligraphy at eight international conferences of calligraphy and lettering arts. Also a peace and environmental worker for decades, he is a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science.

View on YouTube:
Lecture by Susan O'Leary  "Nothing is Separate: The Zen Art of Kazuaki Tanahashi"
Documentary by Benjamin von Brescious "Kazuaki Tanahashi - The Brush Mind"


Solo Exhibitions of Brushwork

2015    Galerie Carlshöhe, Eckernförde, Germany

2015    Roberta English Gallery, Sausalito, California USA

2012    Institute of Noetic Science, Petaluma, California USA

      Taliesin, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Spring  Green, Wisconsin USA

2010    Church of St. Michaels, Antwerp Belgium

2009    Hermitage Church of San Bernardo, Pisa Italy

     Commonweal, Bolinas, California USA

2008    European Academy Sankelmark, Översee Germany

     White Lotus Gallery, Eugene, Oregon    USA

2007    Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing China

2005    California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, California USA

2003    Jose Figueres Ferrer Historic and Cultural Center, San Ramon Costa Rica

2002    Deil Mar Musa, El-Habashi Syria

2000     Galerie Atrium ed Arte, Vienna Austria

    California State University, Chico USA

    San Francisco Zen Center USA

1999     Kleine Schross Galerie, Veiher Germany

    John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley, California USA

1997    Erlangen Museum of Art, Erlangen Germany

    Städtische Werke Nürnberg, Nürnberg Germany

    Dharma Sangha Europe, Herrischried    Germany 

1995    San Luis Obispo Art Center, San Luis Obispo, California USA

    Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, California USA

1994    Thacher School, Ojai, California USA

    California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, California USA

1993    Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York USA

    Zen Center, San Francisco, California    USA

1992    Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California USA

    Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, Oregon    USA

    Ren Brown Collection Gallery, Bodega Bay, California USA

    David Zapf Gallery, San Diego, California USA

1991    d.p. Fong and Spratt Galleries, San Jose, California USA

1990    Galerie Art East Art West, Hamburg West Germany

1989    University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii USA

    Galerie Fenster, Eindhoven    The Netherlands

    Frankfurter Ring, Frankfurt    West Germany

    Catholic University, Leuven    Belgium

    Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi    India

1988    California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco     USA

    Zen Mountain Monastery, Mt. Tremper, New York USA

    Hartford Street Zen Center, San Francisco USA

    Heiwa Kyokai, Ikeda, Gifu Japan

1987    The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City USA

    Shambhala Arts, Berkeley, California    USA

    Zen Mountain Center, Tassajara, California USA

    LiveArt Gallery, San Francisco USA

1986    Harvard University, Massachusetts USA

    Zen Mountain Monastery, Mt. Tremper, New York USA

1984    St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA

    Ayu Gallery, Gifu Japan

    Markings Gallery, Berkeley, California USA

1983    Markings Gallery, Berkeley, California USA

1980    University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia USA

    Zen Center, San Francisco USA

1965    Gima’s Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii USA

    East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii USA

    The Fifth Avenue Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona USA

1964    Isaacs Gallery, Toronto Canada

    The Gallery, Denver, Colorado USA

    Craft House, Washington, D.C. USA

1960    Toyotabiru Gallery, Nagoya Japan





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