Lecturer, Instructional Support Technician
Areas of Specialization: Digital Art, Media Art
M.F.A. Stony Brook University
Office: Staller Center for the Arts #4234
Takafumi Ide is an interdisciplinary media artist working with sound and light to create installations. He received his B.A. in graphic design from Tama Art University, Tokyo in 1989. He has worked for more than ten years as a graphic designer and an illustrator in Japan. After observing the 911 in Brooklyn, he decided to go to graduate school to learn fine art. In 2007, he received his M.F.A. in studio art from Stony Brook University (SBU), NY, and now works as an Instructional Support Technician in the Art Department. Ide has received several honors; Sculpture Space Fellowship and Residency (partially funded by Pollock-Krasner Foundation and NYSCA), SOS Program Grant (NYFA), and project grants from Nomura Cultural Foundation, ISE Cultural Foundation, Asahi Shimbun Foundation, SBU FAHSS Grant, and NYU ITP Camp Fellowship. He has mostly exhibited in non-profit organization galleries in NYC area; Sunroom Project Glyndor Gallery in Wave Hill, ISE Cultural Foundation, and AC Institute. Ide was invited to exhibit in Tallinn IV Drawing Triennial 2012 and received “honorable mentioned”. His photo-collage work was included the Long Island Biennial 2014 at The Heckscher Museum of Art. Ide’s light and sound sculpture “threshold” has been lent until 2021 in the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY. His sound interactive sculpture, “debacle, 2015” has been exhibited in the NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival 2016. In 2017, Ide was invited to exhibit his site-responsive sound installation for Wave Hill, Bronx, and he was also invited to exhibit his site-responsive work in Nakanojo Biennale 2017. He created a new work for Nakanojo Biennale 2019 in the artist-in-residence program and traveled to Japan with the President’s Travel Grant; the support of the Stony Brook University Arts, Humanities, and Lettered Social Sciences Initiative.