Takao Tanabe: Printmaker | Travelling Exhibition

Organized by the Kelowna Art Gallery with guest Curator Ian Thom, this exhibition features over sixty prints by renowned artist Takao Tanabe. Tanabe is among Canada’s most celebrated painters and printmakers, recognized for his landscapes that bridge the gap between abstraction and realism. Loaned from the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Winnipeg Art Gallery collections, many works in this exhibition have never been exhibited until now.

Featured works include Prairie Storm (1979), a landscape that breaks broader conventions in printmaking by incorporating ink hand brushing techniques, and Malacca Strait: Dawn (2004), a woodcut/intaglio print that utilizes form and colour to depict a stillness between ocean and land.

This exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated exhibition catalogue with essays by Guest Curator Ian Thom and Curator Christine May.


Spring 2024 – ongoing


  • Includes:
    • Approximately 60 works of art, loaned from the Kelowna Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery and Winnipeg Art Gallery permanent collections.
    • Illustrated catalogue with essays by KAG Curator Christine May and exhibition Curator Ian Thom.
    • Didactic text and extended labels
    • 5 images for media use with copyright holder permission
  • Space Requirements: 3000 square feet (can be modified)


  • $10,000 + pro-rated shipping and applicable taxes
  • Fine art insurance


Surrey Art Gallery: April 13 to June 2, 2024

Glenbow Museum: September 20 to November 24, 2024

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