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Nami Yamamoto
updated: 10/12/2009
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Miniature Garden
Miniature Garden (detail)
Miniature Garden (detail)
Stages
Stages (detail)
Primordial Soup (no.4)
Primordial Soup (no.4) (detail)
Radiant Flux (detail, light off)
Radiant Flux (detail, light on)
Radiant Flux (light off)
Radiant Flux (light on)
water field
water field (detail)
tidal
tidal (detail)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  pattern, science, geometric, abstract, organic, nature, biomorphic, repetition, systems
 
 
Miniature Garden by Nami Yamamoto
Miniature Garden
cut-out colored paper, display cases
2007
Dimensions variable
Miniature Garden (detail) by Nami Yamamoto
Miniature Garden (detail)
cut-out paper, display case
2007
36" x  24"  x 24" 
Miniature Garden (detail) by Nami Yamamoto
Miniature Garden (detail)
cut-out paper, display case
2007
36" x  36"  x 24" 
Stages by Nami Yamamoto
Stages
Mixed media
2006
Dimensions variable
Stages (detail) by Nami Yamamoto
Stages (detail)
Mixed media
2006
Dimensions variable
Primordial Soup (no.4) by Nami Yamamoto
Primordial Soup (no.4)
Mixed media
2003
Dimensions variable
Primordial Soup (no.4) (detail) by Nami Yamamoto
Primordial Soup (no.4) (detail)
Mixed media
2003
Dimensions variable
Radiant Flux (detail, light off) by Nami Yamamoto
Radiant Flux (detail, light off)
abaca with phosphorescent powder
2008
59 " x  77 "  x 59 " 
Radiant Flux (detail, light on) by Nami Yamamoto
Radiant Flux (detail, light on)
abaca with phosphorescent powder
2008
59" x  77"  x 59" 
Radiant Flux (light off) by Nami Yamamoto
Radiant Flux (light off)
abaca with phosphorescent powder
2008
59 " x  77 "  x 59 " 
Radiant Flux (light on) by Nami Yamamoto
Radiant Flux (light on)
abaca with phosphorescent powder
2008
59" x  77"  x 59" 
water field by Nami Yamamoto
water field
gouache on paper mounted on gallery walls
2003
Dimensions variable
water field (detail) by Nami Yamamoto
water field (detail)
gouache on paper mounted on gallery walls
2003
Dimensions variable
tidal by Nami Yamamoto
tidal
ink on fabric, paper, plastic pipe, styrene foam
2004
36" x  204"  x 276" 
tidal (detail) by Nami Yamamoto
tidal (detail)
ink on fabric, paper, plastic pipe, styrene foam
2004
36 " x  204 "  x 276 " 

Artist Statement

  My artistic process is governed chiefly by an empirical investigation of the surrounding world, and translating that information into an aesthetic experience that helps me to better understand this world.  Merging science and the poetic, my work begins with an informal perusal of the environment, collecting odd bits of natural and man made ephemera or noticing some natural phenomenon. My studio serves as forum and laboratory to investigate these questions and propose answers that take the form of drawings and installations.

Artist Bio / CV

Nami Yamamoto

nyamamot@yahoo.com

 

EDUCATION

2001  MFA, Maryland Institute, College of Art/ Mount Royal Graduate School of Art, Baltimore, MD

1994  BFA, Aich Prefectural University of Fine Arts, Aich Japan

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2007  Fleisher Challenge Exhibition, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Phiadelphia, PA

2006  Water Field, Delaware Center for the Comtemporary Arts, Willmington, DE

2006  Stages, Painted  Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

2005  Primordial Soup, Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal E, Philadelphia, PA

2005  Primordial Soup, Space Lab, Spaces, Cleveland, OH

2004  tidal, Vox Populi, Philadelphia

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2009  Amicle, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Siegen, Germany

2008  Paper (Space), Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

2008  Facing East/ Fasing West, Martine Art Gallery at Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA

2007  MicroBIOPHILIA, Hicks Art Center, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA

2006  MORGELLONS, Fleisher Ollman, Philadelphia, PA

2003  Joan Mitchell Foundation Exhibition, CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY

 

AWARD AND RESIDENCIES

2009  Residency at International Studio and Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, NY 

2009  Pew Fellowship in the Arts, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia, PA

2005 & 2008  Individual Creative Artist Fellowship, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2007  Invitational 2007 Print Portfolio, Philagrafika, Philadelphia, PA,  collaborate with Brodsky Center for Innovative Print and Paper at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

2007  Artist in Residency at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2005  Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts, Independence Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

2003  Residency, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE

2001 Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant Award, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, NY

1999  Pola Art Foundation Award, Pola Art Foundation, Tokyo, Japan

1998  Freeman Foundation Asian Artist Award, Residency at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT