Taeg Nishimoto presented his installation Shorelines (BTseries no.5), with help from his assistant Britta Moe, at 315 E. Commerce St. from September 1-26, 2013. He created the installation using white fabric manufactured from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. Illuminated at night, the fabric’s folds swayed slowly back and forth, which created a soothing interplay of light, shadow and movement from ceiling to floor. This installation proved to be so successful that the vacant storefront was leased within the first month. A new location is currently being sought for a reconfigured version of the installation
Taeg Nishimoto is an accomplished architect and designer. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Waseda University in Tokyo and a Master of Architecture degree from Cornell University. He has worked for Architecktenburo Herman Hertzberger in Amsterdam and Kunihiko Hayakawa & Associates in Tokyo. In New York he had his own practice, Taeg Nishimoto + Allied Architects. In 2001 he moved to Texas as a tenured faculty member of Texas A&M University and in 2007 he joined UTSA where he is a full professor in College of Architecture. He has been featured in numerous publications, and has been the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships. He has exhibited internationally in institutions as renowned as the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, the Mori Museum in Tokyo, La Galerie d’Architecture in Paris, and CAPC Musee in Bordeaux, France. He is a licensed architect in Japan and in the state of New York.