BA, Stanford University. Contemporary artist based in Silicon Valley, California. Artwork has integrated Asian brush painting techniques with mirrors, time dilation, hospital beds, alpine snow water and storm recordings. New forms developed include magic boxes, where a painting is hidden inside a box, visible only in fragments through reflections in mirror shards, and membranes, where the artwork creates a semi-reflective, semi-transparent lens for the viewer to look at. Has done numerous corporate and private commissions. Work was featured in the first art exhibit in zero gravity at the International Space Station and at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012 in Davos, Switzerland. Recent work has been featured on CNN, CBS and ABC, and in Stanford Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News and others. 2001, established the Drue Kataoka Art Scholarship for Youth. Honours include the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute Award for extensive community service.