Born in Tokyo in 1972; lives and works in Tokyo.
Ishida is a painter, video artist, and an associate professor at Tama Art University. He began painting seriously in 1990 and started creating video works around 1992. Ishida creates stop-motion “moving pictures” or installations that include this element, out of still shots of the painstaking process of drawing over drawing, and of repeated erasing and redrawing. His work explores the possibilities of painting, with emphasis on the aspects of automatic writing and shift in consciousness in the act of drawing/painting. His recent solo exhibition “Billowing Light: ISHIDA Takashi” was held at the Yokohama Museum of Art and the Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum. In 2007, he received the Best New Artist Award for Art from the Gotoh Memorial Cultural Award. For KENPOKU ART 2016, he will be creating an installation featuring animation that makes the most of two contrastive rooms at the former Natural Recreation Village Management Center: a bright room lit by natural light, and a dark room.