ayaka takao is an artist and educator based out of honolulu, hi (b 1996, kitakyushu, japan). takao recieved a bfa in fiber from the maryland institute college of art. they have shown and taught at formal + diy spaces in the kingdom of hawai’i and across the continental usa. they aim to bridge the gap between artists and the public through teaching and intuitive making. they are the organizer of multi, a curatorial project based out of honolulu founded in 2023.