Haruko Tanaka ’03 (1974–2019)
Haruko Tanaka (Art 03) passed away in October 2019. She was an artist photographer, graphic designer, and filmmaker who was also engaged in social practice. U.S.-born, Tanaka was raised in England and Japan, and earned a B.A. degree in Fine Art from the University of Southern California in 1997. Her CalArts MFA was in Photography and Media Art.
Tanaka’s visual work was exhibited widely, at venues including The Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Japanese American National Museum, Museum of Modern Art, CUE Art Foundation, Torrance Art Museum, and Armory Center for the Arts. In addition, her work screened internationally at festivals including The Rotterdam International Film Festival and Asian American International Film Festival. In 2014 the Echo Park Film Center awarded Tanaka an L.A. Artist Residency….