​Liku Maria Takahashi

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Liku Maria Takahashi

Contemporary Artist

Painter, sculptor, designer, art theorist, educator, martial artist

President, Maris Art Project

President, The World Diversity Art Society

Member of the Japan Artists Association,Inc.

Member of the International Association of Art 


Graduated from Tokyo Zokei University, with a major in Sculpture.

Studied under the supervision of Churyo Sato.


Studied at the Art Students League of New York, with a major in Painting,

under the supervision of Charles B. Hinman (NY, USA).


Made many sculptures.


Began to search for an art technique that enables everyone, including blind people, to see paintings.


Invented Maris, the world's first painting that everyone can see.

Started the Maris Art Project and began producing works and exhibitions

as the project’s leader.

Held a special lecture at Perkins School for the Blind (Boston, USA).

Published the "Maris World Standard Table "


Maris Art Project in NY: Exhibition at the front space of seven museums.

Participated in the Times Warner art program “NoriVision – creative art and

culture tv” in NY.


Started the "Maris National Flag Project."


Revised the "Maris World Standard Table."

The 15th Maris National Flag Project was held at IBSA

Blind Football World Championships 2014.

Joint event "A Brand-new World Day" (Yoyogi, Tokyo)


Held Maris exhibition in Rio during the 2016 Paralympics.


Held Maris exhibition at the World Blind Union Officers and Committee

Meetings (Tokyo).

Participated in 42nd Japan Week in Prague in 2017.


Held Maris traveling exhibition in four countries:

Opava (Czech), Torino (Italy), Hanoi (Vietnam),

Shiogama (Miyagi, area affected by March 2011 earthquake/tsunami)


Won a special award Gold Cup for Maris at international invention competition Concours Lépine International Paris 2019.

Invited to XIIth Firenze Biennale: Marking the 500th Anniversary

of da Vinci’s Death as a Guest Artist of Honor, and awarded

Lorenzo Il Magnifico special commendation from the president (Italy).

Gave speech at 11th International Forum of NGOs in Official Partnership

with UNESCO: Challenging Inequalities, becoming the first Japanese artist

to speak at the forum as a representative of the International Association

of Art (Paris, France).

Joined in 100th anniversary event of the Italian Union of the Blind and Partially Sighted as an invited artist (Sicily, Italy).

Visited association for the blind in Marrakesh (Morocco).







































​Liku Maria Takahahi

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