"There is nothing like allowing yourself to flow on a sheet of paper. It channels the wonderful energy of stress and it emerges as totally unexpected and radiant art…"

Takako Kodani


Born in Fukui, Japan.


Lived in  Caracas ,Venezuela  from 1977. for 38 years and . returned to  homeland in 2016..


Since early age, she was fond of painting but could not attend formal art school due to her poor health. She and her mother got tuberculosis due to contaminated milk bought at the black market, as a result of the food shortage prevalent after World War II.


Having recuperated her health completely, and graduated from college in Osaka, she decided to continue her studies in the United States. Once completed that stage, she moved to Venezuela.


She has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Venezuela, as well as internationally in places like New york,, Miami, Washington DC, Dresden, milan and japan..


Takako Kodani, offers a personal view of her continuous search to express the fusion of the western and oriental worlds through her paintings, whether a simple touch of lines, enigmatic and suggestive looks or an exploratory perspective of the oriental mystic..


© 2018 by Takako Kodani

(oct /2000) 2人展” 永遠と儚さ” ベネズエラ中央大学中央図書館にて 

"De lo permanente y lo efimero " exposition de olga lopez-takako kodani

Central Library of Central University of venezuela (UCV) / opening day with ma.Eugenia O