Bio

Junko Yoda

I switched my art materials from oil on canvas to acrylic and washi. It was almost 50 years ago, when I moved to U.S.A. from Japan. I was born in Tokushima Japan in 1943.
In 1966, I graduated from Musashino Art University in Tokyo.

My work features the use of 2 or 3 layers of handmade washi which I colored with acrylic paint.
The subject matter has always come from landscapes, “looking down from high above on to the earth”.
In 2001, when I was working on “River of Hiroshima” which was a commissioned work by Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art,
I found a new technique to color washi by “dripping acrylic color on to washi on the floor”.
It helped me to stand up from the anger and sadness of 9/11.
Recently, I added photo collage as a new material along with acrylic and washi.

私は、私の作品造りの素材を油絵の具とキャンバスからアクリル・カ ラーと和紙に変更しました。 それは、私が日本からアメリカに制作の場を移したばかりの頃で、50年 も前のことになります。 私は、1943年に徳島県に生まれました。1966年、武蔵野美術大 学を卒業。1969年にニューヨークに移住。 私の作品の特徴は、アクリル・カラーで彩色した手製の和紙を2層、時 には3層に重ねて使用していることです。 常に風景を描き、高所から見下ろす地球は永遠のテーマです。 2001年、広島市現代美術館の委託制作で「広島の川」を製作中のこ とでした。アクリル・カラーを床に広げた和紙の上にドリッピングする ことによって彩色する方法を編み出しました。それは、9・11で怒りと 悲しみで押し潰されていた私に立ち上がる力を与えてくれました。 最近になって、これまでの作品の素材であったアクリル・カラーと和紙 に加えて、フォト・コラージュを新しい素材として使用しています。

Junko Yoda

1943

Born in Tokushima, Japan

1962

Graduated from Takamatsu Daiichi Koto Gakko

1962-66

Musashino Art University, Tokyo BFA

1967

Musashino Art University, Special Course in Painting

1969

Moved to New York

One Person Exhibitions

2014

"Welcome Aboard / Flight Maps" Gallery MC, New York

2010

"Central Park" at Zabriskie Gallery, New York

2009

"Junko Yoda " at Sakura Shop, Takamatsu City, Japan

2008

"Shadows of the Clouds" at Zabriskie Gallery

2007

"Drawings" Facial Index NEW YORK, New York

2006

"Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo

2006

“The Hudson” at Zabriskie Gallery, New York

2004

"Waves" at Zabriskie Gallery, New York

1999

Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo

1995

Sankokan, Takamatsu City, Japan

1994

Muramatsu gallery, Tokyo

1991

Muramatsu gallery, Tokyo

1989

Muramatsu gallery, Tokyo

1987

"Max Cole/ Junko Yoda" Two One Person Shows at Zabriskie Gallery, New York

1986

NAO, Tokushima-City, Japan

1986

NAO, Tokushima-City, Japan

1985

Hosokawa Gallery, Takamatsu City, Japan

1984-85

Galerie Zabriskie , Paris

1980

Zabriskie Gallery, New York

1979

Middle Space gallery, Takamatsu City, Japan

1968

Miyatake Gallery, Takamatsu City, Japan

Group Exhibitions

2017

“A Montage of Identities”curated by Iksong Jin, Gallery MC,New York

2017

“CROSSPOINT” Kagawa Museum, Kagawa Japan

2015

“Artists from Postwar Japan “ The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club, New York

2015

“Artists from Postwar Japan “ The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club, New York

2015

“Winter Salon 2015” Gallery MC, New York

2014

“Expanding Mode” Concepto Hudson, Hudson New York

2010

"Collection Exhibitions" at Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japa

2009

"From Kagawa to Paris and New York" at Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Japan

2008

"Different Landscapes" at Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Japan

2007

"Making A Home" Japanese Contemporary Artists in New York at Japan Society, New York

2006

"Seeing/Creating Continuum" Post Modernism Art, Curated by Teruo Fujieda at Musashino

Art University, Tokyo

2005

"Zabriskie Gallery, New York/Paris: Season 1980" at Zabriskie Gallery, New York

2003

"Group Show at Planet Thai", Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York

2002

"Winifred Lutz/Junko Yoda" Zabriskie Gallery, New York

2002

"The AAAC Story" Asian American Arts Centre, New York

2001

"Japanese Artists in New York" Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Japan

1998

"The World of Collage" Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Japan

1997

"Hung Out to Dry" at Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, New York

1995

"Collage" Nerima Art Museum, Tokyo

1989

"Japanese Artists from New York" at Yokohama SOGO Department Store, Yokohama, Japan

1988

"Cultural Currents" San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California

1986

"Asian Artists of Brooklyn" at Brooklyn Museum Community Gallery, New York

1985

"Roots to Reality" Asian American in Transition at Henry Street Settlement, Louise Abrons Arts for Living Center, New York

1979

"Windows on the East" A Survey of Contemporary Art at World Trade Center, New York

1978

"New Talent Show" at Zabriskie Gallery, New York

Collections

The Essl Collection, Vienna, Austria

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan

Ohara Museum of Art, Japan

Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Japan

The Tokushima Modern art Museum, Japan

Grants

1991

"6th Holbein Scholarship Award"

2001

"Life" "Love" Comissioned work by Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art

2005

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

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