Michael Takemoto is a visual artist and Art Instructor at Maui College. Takemoto received a BFA in Drawing, Painting and Printmaking from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. He earned an MA and an MFA in Drawing and Painting from Northern Illinois University.
Takemoto has exhibited his provocative and controversial paintings and installations at various locations around the state, including the Honolulu Academy of Arts, the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, and the Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center. In 2003, his work was featured in the 6th Biennial of Hawai'i Artists at the Contemporary Museum.
At Maui College, Takemoto teaches courses in art appre-ciation, drawing, and painting. He has also worked with the Artists-in-the-Schools Program and the Art Exploratory at various public schools on Maui.