Corinne Okada Takara Teaching Resume

10399 Merriman Road, B, Cupertino, CA 95014

corinne@okadadesign.com // www.okadadesign.com

EDUCATION

Stanford University, Bachelor of Arts in Design, 1990

SELECT ART EXHIBITIONS

  • A Serving of Shapes, a exploration in 3D printing and local history. de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA, 2014. Project site

  • FusionwearSV  installation  an exploration in community identity through photography and patterns resulting in art garments and installation. Created in collaboration with Colleen Quen and Rick Lee for the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA, 2010

  • Pluralism in America, Poison Ivy Pump, Art in Embassies, U. S. State Department program, Brussels, Belgium. 2009. Blog posting

  • Rhythms in Space, an installation of tapestries and wearable sculptural hats. The de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, 2008-2009

  • In the Garden of Wishes, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA, 2007

PERMANENT ART COLLECTIONS

  • Absorption Tapestry, Albert Sherman Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School's Department of Neurology — Worcester, MA, 2014

  • Synapse Tapestry, Albert Sherman Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School's Department of Neurology — Worcester, MA, 2014

  • Thoughts of Spring, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, CA. 2011

  • Neuron Kimono, Center of Life Sciences, Children’s Hospital Boston, MA. 2008

  • Sea, Land Sky Kimonos, Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Santa Clara, CA. Main Lobby centerpiece. 2005

  • Salty Lemon Butterfly, Children’s Hospital Boston at Waltham, MA. Main Lobby centerpiece. 2005

  • Jan Ken Pon Kimono, the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. 2002

PUBLIC ART

  • Prototyping Public Spaces, September 10th, Saint James Park, San Jose, CA. 2016. This pop-up makerspace celebrates a diversity of perspectives and aims to bring the public togehter as we creatively re-imagine our public spaces in San Jose. The project invited people to make scale models of built structures using fun maker materials and simple circuitry. This project was a collaboration with the Alum Rock Educational Foundation. Project website

  • Paseo Public Prototyping Surveys, August 2016. A series of public engagement surveys conducted in collaboration with San Jose State University. The survey project explored ways to gather public thoughts on ways to make San Jose a better place to live, work, and play. This is a component of the Paseo Public Prototyping Challenge.
  • Art Crosswalks in Downtown San Jose, CA, 2015-2016. Crosswalks are along Paseo de San Antonio at First, Second, Third and Fourth Street.

  • Mobile Pop-Up Makerspaces Summer and Fall 2015. A collaboration with the San Jose Public Library and supported with a Knight Foundation Grant. Through pop-up makerspaces, the public was invited to re-imagine public spaces and share ideas via cardboard models and CAD designs. Blurb book documenting project.

  • 3D Printing Mobile Maker Cart (April 27th, 2014) An art pop-up event engaging the public in 3D printing via a mobile cart in Japantown, San Jose during the Nikkei Matsuri Festival.

  • Wrap It Up, Burnett Middle School, San Jose, CA, 2012. A youth video and public mural project. Supported by a SVCF Donor Circle for the Arts Grant.

  • Noodle Sipper, a mural for the Japantown Mural Project. 2012

  • Seeking Shelter, a bus stop public art project commissioned by the ZERO1 Art & Technology Biennial, San Jose, CA. 2012. The Seeking Shelter Design Challenge

  • You Are Here Street Banner Project, youth designed banners for Alum Rock, San Jose, CA, 2010. Two 5th grade classes participated at Cureton Elementary School. One 4th grade class on the Island of Hawaii participated.

SELECT PUBLIC ART WORKSHOPS

  • Mycelium Chandelier Grow Project, a collaboration with the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles and the Tech Museum of Innovation.  This bio-art project explores fungus as a design medium and will result in a fungus light sculpture & in a public workshop.  It is made possible by a 2017 Creative Impact Fund Audience Engagement Project Grant from SVCreates. San Jose, CA, 2017.

  • Dia de los Muertos teen 3D printing exploration, Dr. Roberto Cruz Library, San Jose, CA 95014. blog posting

  • A Serving of Shapes, a public art exploration into 3D printing. Four public workshops conducted at the de Saisset Museum, Alum Rock Branch Library and Mayfair Community Center in San Jose, CA. 2014. Supported by an Applied Materials Excellence in the Arts Grant and the San Jose Museum of Art’s  Around the Table Initiative. Project site: https://sites.google.com/site/aservingofshapes/

  • Community Identity through Pattern and Photography workshop series with three classes of 6th graders at Renaissance Academy @ Fischer, San Jose, CA, 2011. Selected patterns are integrated into the VTA hardscaping projects at the 101//Tully and 101/Capitol Expressway pedestrian and bike paths. completed project images here

  • Friday Night Events, the de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA. three recycled materials art workshops in 2007-2009

TEACHING

  • Guest Lecturer, Stanford University, Stanford, CA Mechanical Engineering, ME101, 2012

  • Guest instructor for workshop series Urban Tools, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Architecture Department, Stockholm, Sweden. 2011

  • Guest speaker, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. History Department, graduate class of Dr. Gordon Chang. 2009

  • Instructor, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Mechanical Engineering, 116 D, (a 1 unit rendering class) 1998-1999

SELECT GRANTS AND AWARDS

  • San Jose Arts and Cultural Exchange Grant Project, 2017. Awarded for Unraveling the Knot Project conducted in Dublin, Ireland and San Jose, CA. Partnering organization are the Alum Rock Educational Foundation and the Chester Beatty Library.

  • ScreenPrint Showdown Winner, 2016. Paletero SJ was a winning graphic selected in this design contest.

  • Somos Awesome Grant for Micro Park Prototyping Event, 2016. This is a middle school maker space event focusing on urban prototyping.

  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Grant, Pop-Up Mobile Makerspaces, a collaboration with the San José Public Library. 2015

  • Applied Materials Excellence in the Arts Grant, 2014. Grant supported a Serving of Shapes/a 3D Printing Exploration.

  • Donor Circle for the Arts, Silicon Valley Community Foundation Grant. Grant funding for the 2014 Art & Design Thinking Summer Camp at Mayfair Community Center, San Jose, CA.

  • San Jose Safe Summer Initiative. Grant funding for the 2013 pilot program Art & Design Thinking Summer Camp at Mayfair Community Center, San Jose, CA.

  • Donor Circle for the Arts, Silicon Valley Community Foundation Grant 2012. Grant funding for the Wrap It Up! video interview project conducted by Burnett Middle School students and incorporated into the San Jose Japantown Mural Project website. 2012-2013

  • Microsoft National Innovation Education Forum, Seattle, WA. 2011. Takara represented California as one of the nation’s 100 top innovative educators.

  • Donor Circle for the Arts, Silicon Valley Community Foundation Grant, 2011. Grant supported the You Are Here Street Banner Project, a digital textile and photography youth project in Alum Rock, San Jose, CA. 2011

  • Target Arts Grant for Remix and Reflect, a collaborative art and science project with Horace Mann Elementary. 2011

  • Rambus-KCI Innovation Award, Grand Prize Winner for Picking Strawberries on Gold Mountain, Krause Center for Innovation, Los Altos Hills, CA. 2010

  • Rambus-KCI Innovation Award Finalist for Thinking Outside the Box, Krause Center for Innovation, Los Altos Hills, CA. 2009. blog posting.

  • Distinguished Artist Award, City of Cupertino Fine Arts Commission, CA. 2006

  • The Guilla Webster McFarland Award in Design, Stanford University, CA. 1990

RESIDENCIES

  • Teaching Artist-in-Residence, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA. 2013

  • Rhythms and Space, The de Young Museum Artist-in-Residence, San Francisco, CA. December 3rd 2008 -January 4th 2009

  • Stanford Sierra Camp Artist in Residence Program, Stanford Sierra Camp, Fallen Leaf Lake, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 2004

SELECT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • TEDx Livermore, Where Are We? Who Are We? Finding Our Roots & Identity in Public Art, Livermore, CA, 2014

  • Makerspace and Design Thinking Lab in your Classroom, Napa CUE Conference, 2014. Co-presenting with Steven McGriff, Ph.D.

  • Guest lecturer in workshop series Urban Tools, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Architecture Department, Stockholm, Sweden. 2011

  • ShiftEd Spotlight Speaker, SVEF forum at Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA. 2011

PRESS

MEMBERSHIPS

  • U.S. State Department Art in Embassies Program, 2008 to present
  • San Jose Airport Art + Technology Artist Pool 2012-2015
  • San Jose Public Art Pool, 2006-2009
  • Asian American Women Artist Association, 2004 to present
  • Board Member of Alum Rock Educational Foundation