Taro Hattori is an Adjunct Professor who has been teaching in Graduate Program in Fine Art, Photography Program, Individualized Major and First Year Program. He received his M.F.A in Time Arts/Video from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his BA in Clinical Psychology from Sophia University, Tokyo, and studied theater design at Rutgers University, New Jersey. Taro Hattori’s installations respond directly to both the built and intangible elements of a specific environment through "installing" his work or and setting up dynamic situations. With backgrounds in theater set design and music, Hattori creates installations telling stories that are activated by the tension between objects, specificity of site and viewers. Hattori has been showing his work nationally and internationally. He has been awarded residency from Headlands Center for the Arts; Vermont Studio Center, Can Serrat, Barcelona; Millay Colony for the Arts, New York; McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte; Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Taiwan; Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Taipei Artist Village and Kala Art Institute. He also has received grants or awards from West Prize, Center for Cultural Innovation, The Nomura Cultural Foundation and The Leah Middlebrook & Norio Sugano Fellowship. He has taught at Stanford University and California College of the Arts. His work is represented by Swarm Gallery (Oakland), West Collection (Philadelphia), Black Square Gallery (Miami) and Peter Miller Gallery (Chicago).