Photo by Stuart Karabenick

Tadasky (Tadasuke Kuwayama) grew up in Nagoya, Japan, where his father was a well known maker of Shinto shrines. He has lived and worked in New York City and upstate New York since 1961.

His work has been identified with so-called “Optical Art” since the Museum of Modern Art launched the much-noticed “Responsive Eye” exhibition in the 1960s. His main connection with the other artists of that “movement” is an abiding admiration for the Bauhaus group. He also became part of Yoshihara Jiro’s Gutai Pinacotheca group in Osaka, Japan in the early 1960s.