Taiko Fujimura

Taiko Fujimura is a mixed-media artist based in San Francisco. Currently, she focuses on painting with acrylic, watercolor, and ink on a variety of surfaces. Her work is strongly influenced by Japanese wabi-sabi and Japanese calligraphy, which she has studied since the age of six. Her pieces seek to bridge the contradictions around us where two opposites coexist through unifying space. The concepts she explores include peacefulness, harmony, unity, and universality. Between 1999 and 2001, she studied fine arts at the San Francisco Art Institute and graphic design at the California College of the Arts with scholarships and awards. Her works have appeared in collections and exhibitions including the de Young Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco. She has also shown internationally at Hirafuku Museum of Art and Denshokan Museum in Akita, Japan.

Hearts in San Francisco Project

The Hearts in San Francisco project debuted in 2004 with 131 heart sculptures, created by local Bay Area artists and auctioned by the Foundation in support of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

The Foundation raised nearly 3 million dollars for ZSFG in that first year. Today, we carry on this tradition by commissioning and auctioning a new set of hearts each year. The funds raised support those delivering on the promise of accessible and equitable health care for all in our city.

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