My studio is located in at 280-975 Vernon Drive, East Vancouver. Studio visits are welcome by appointment.

upcoming shows

-Ongoing - 
First Saturday
Tour artist studios on the first Saturday of each month. Check out the site at First Saturday to see which studios are open.

- April 20 to June 1, 2019 - 
Start With Art
The art show for kids! At the Seymour Art Gallery in North Vancouver, Opening party: Sunday, April 21, 2-4pm.

- November 14-17, 2019 - 
Culture Crawl
Vancouver's largest cultural event. Visit my studio at 280-975 Vernon Drive, Vancouver [map



Artslandia , Cover artist, 2015/2106
"Tateishi's love of language spurs her use of text as texture. Her brush with advertising informs a spontaneous, confident approach to image-making. And Vancouver's often-gray sky inspires her rebellious streak of bright, tropical hues."

Artsy Forager , Featured artist, November, 2013
"November means a new Featured Artist and she is one of my long-time faves! The work of Vancouver, BC artist M.A. Tateishi explodes with color and movement..." - Lesley Frenz

isavirtue Art Blog, Featured artist, October 24, 2012
"...i just adore her artwork. mat's abstract, often collaged paintings are lively, vibrant and full of personality. through their colourful composition, they never fail to make me feel uplifted and optimistic." - kaitlyn webb patience

Artsy ForagerFeatured artist, November 15, 2011
"M.A.'s Transparency Series offers an even more fluid experience of each work's visual history, as each layer is transparent and clearly visible in the finished work, as well as the underlayer of the wood panel, adding a wonderful organic texture against the pops of bright color." - Lesley Frenz

Early Edition, CBC Radio Interview, November 9, 2011
Interview about artwork, having a studio in artistic East Van, and the Culture Crawl preview show.

On The Coast, CBC Radio Interview, April 27, 2010
Interview about work featured in the Half & Half show at the National Nikkei Museum.

Victoria Times Colonist, Thursday, June 12, 2008
“Currently, Mary Anne Tateishi of North Vancouver graces the walls with her dazzling collaged paintings, layered under a coat of poured epoxy resin. Tateishi says she paints and collages about 10 different paintings, one atop the other, and then peels back shreds and strips of the acrylic surface, "to see what is revealed." Fluorescent paint, silver foil and dress patterns all go into the mix. The compositions are brought up big, with bold stripes, spirals and polka dots. In other hands the result might be chaos, but Tateishi has a terrific sense of design.” - Robert Amos

Arts Alive Magazine, May/June 2007
“Water uncovers Mary Anne Tateishi’s ‘under-painting and painting’. She challenges the viewer to see all the work that goes into each one. Her process includes ‘a series of paintings, one on top of the other.’ After completing 15 to 20, she begins to tear them back, and ‘create an excavation of the work.’ She will sometimes add a layer on top, eventually adding a final layer of resin, making the work more translucent.”

lowercase gallery, curated online exhibition, March 2012
Escape into Life, artist feature, February 2012
Interviewed for book, Making It: Case Studies of Successful Canadian Artists by Chris Tyrell, 2011
The Fictional Me blog, Artist of the Month, January 2011
ArtLiveTV, Cheaper Show interview, June 2010
Fairchild Television, interview, April 2010
Minkei News Online, interview, April 2010
Schema Magazine, May 2009
Arts Alive Magazine, March 2006
Breakfast Television Interview, City TV feature on artists, November 2005


I had the opportunity to talk about my painting career—so far—at Hot Talks. I was the first speaker up, so I didn’t have time to get nervous. True confession: I’ve never watched this video. I hope I did a good job!

I was interviewed about my art for the Seymour Art Gallery’s 30th Anniversary celebration. You can find me at 30:55.

Here’s video of my painting process. I do 15-20 layers of painting on tissue, each layer mounted on wood panel. Then I tear away parts to reveal what’s underneath. Finally, I add resin for translucency and shine. Because the resin fumes are harmful, I’ve never had a video done before. But Erik Whittaker bravely donned a mask to film the whole process.