Takashi Shallow

Black and white image of a peerless lamp.
Lecturer in Media Arts and Design


Takashi Shallow’s (he/they) experiments intersect visual art with new media and performance. He completed a BA in Fashion Design at Dominican University then an MFA at the University of Chicago where his experience as a teaching assistant for Theaster Gates inspired new trajectories for Shallow’s material gathering process. He teaches art and music at the University of Chicago and is a board member of the Chicago Japanese American Historical Society. Dazed Digital includes him in the article 10 of the best Chicago artists right now and The Arts Club of Chicago has named him a Visual Arts Fellow. Find his work here.


  • Multimedia Fashion Design (Winter 2023; MAAD 24540)
  • Video Game Music Production and Sound Design (Spring 2023; MAAD 24820:)