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Tim Wong & Akiko Hirano

One of the hardest things is knowing, really knowing, what you want in life. Many people go through life pursuing careers without answering that question. By the time they wonder what if they had chosen a different path, few would be able or willing to find that out. For the few fortunate ones who dare take the risks, the rewards can be genuinely satisfying.

Tim Wong and Akiko Hirano first started their long collaboration as scientists, doing research on pathogenic viruses. In the year 2000, they quit their faculty positions at University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle to pursue their mutual interests in art. They moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico and opened Touching Stone Gallery in a 250-year-old adobe house on Old Santa Fe Trail. For the next 14 years, their gallery curated highly acclaimed exhibitions of diverse Japanese art, including ceramic, textile, and painting. After the 100th show, they closed the brick-and-mortar gallery and continue to show their own works online in the current website. We hope you will enjoy your visit. 


Limited edition exhibition silver-gelatin photographs and calligraphy works are available for purchase.  

  • Photographs are traditionally printed on 11"x14" warm-tone paper, archival processed and toned, mounted on 16"x20" white mat.

  • Calligraphy works are one-of-a-kind hand-written with sumi ink on Japanese paper, archival mounted on white mat in optimal sizes.

  • All works are framed in matching black wood frames with acrylic glazing. 

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