Tenjin Ikeda is an Afro-Puerto Rican artist born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He taught himself how to draw at the age of 8 and he was hooked, he has been seriously making art for the past 20 years using the various mediums of painting, sculpture, and printmaking. He attended the School of Visual Arts in New York first focusing on graphic design and then Fine Arts. It was at the Art Students League that he discovered printmaking which has been his focus over the years. He is a member of the Society of American Graphic Artist (SAGA) as well as the Arts Student’s League. He has various works in private collections in the US, Canada, Mexico, Bahamas as well as acquisitions by The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The Print Club of Albany, and the Art Student’s League.
Tenjin has also worked as an artist assistant to Richard Artschwager for 6 years and Keith Haring. He has participated in group shows in different parts of the country, and internationally.