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Ward M Yoshimoto
Brooklyn, NY



ARTIST STATEMENT: Artist Statement – Ward Yoshimoto Ward, in his investigation of sculpture, has tried to also bring in issues that are often applied to painting, photography, and the digital world. In making his work he is very aware of the materials and objects he uses to tell his story, while also being faithful to the process and processes of creating a unique piece of work. His assemblages of common objects are able to create new ways of seeing and thinking, while often self referential they play to common themes and look for our relationship to the human experience. His new works, by using hardware cloth as a structural material, have an instant grid format and a mathematical relationship to space. In this way he is able to have a dialog within his work referencing architecture, minimalism, photography, virtual space, and digital media. Using mass-produced materials, along with more specific objects he creates tableaus that inform ideas or create a visual message that is often abstract, obtuse, and intriguing. Yoshimoto commingles American and Japanese traditions and craftsmanship in his deft assemblages of found objects. Referencing Dada, Surrealism, and Pop, as well as the turbulent social and political landscape of his youth, Yoshimoto’s wry constructions address an ongoing history of cultural displacement with equal parts iconoclastic brio and meditative, almost obsessive rigor. In this singular brand of contemporary suburban folk art, cocktail stirrers, crucifixes, clocks, and pool balls assume formations as whimsical as they are poignant—the detritus of the American Dream washed ashore, picked over, and reassembled in an attempt to piece together a sense of identity amid the constant flux of contemporary life.
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WARD YOSHIMOTO
82 Livingston Street No. 1 Brooklyn, New York 11201
Phone:(917) 676-3256, Email:wardsome@nyc.rr.com

WWW.WARD YOSHIMOTO.COM
Red Hook Studio – 183 Lorraine St. #38 – Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION
1997- 1999 Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York
M.F.A Degree Sculpture/Painting
1982 - 1985 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
B.F.A. Degree, Photography Major
1980 - 1982 California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson,
California, Design and Studio Art
1977 - 1980 El Camino Junior College, Torrance, California
Studio Art

EXHIBITIONS
Group Show – Lesley Heller Workspace Winter Salon, LES NY Winter 2015
Group Show – Spree Galerie, Cutlog 2015, Paris, France – Fall 2015
Group Show – “No sleep till Berlin”, Berlin, Summer - 2015
Group Show – “Rock Street”, BOS 2015 Bklyn, Summer - 2015
Group Show – “Heavy Metal”, Rhombus Space. Red Hook, NY, Spring 2015
Group Show – “The Larchmont”, Los Angeles, CA, Spring 2014
Group Show – Spree Galerie, Cutlog 2013, LES, NYC – Spring 2014
Group Show – “Sky” Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA - Winter 2014
Group Show – “Select Five”, NYC, NY Fall 2013
Group Show - Governors Island Art Fair, Governors Island, NY Fall 2013
Group Show – Spree Galerie, Cutlog 2013, Paris, France – Fall 2013
Group Show – Spree Galerie, Cutlog 2013, LES, NYC – Spring 2013
Group Show – “Drawing” 2013, LIC, NY. 2013
Group Show – Small Works 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Fall 2012
Group Show- ICOBA Group – Cutlog 2012, Paris, France – Fall 2012
Group Show- Crest Hardware Art Show – Brooklyn, NY – Summer 2012
Group Show – Lesley Heller Workspace – NYC, NY. Fall 2011
Solo Show - ICOBA Group – Cutlog 2011, Paris, France – Fall 2011
- Mercedes VIP Car Project, Cutlog 2011
Group Show - Governors Island Art Fair, Governors Island, NY Fall 2011
Group Show- Crest Hardware Art Show – Brooklyn, NY – Summer 2011
Group Show- ICOBA Group – Cutlog 2010, Paris, France – Fall 2010
Group Show - Governors Island Art Fair, Governors Island, NY Fall 2010
Solo Show - Sweet Lorraine Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Fall 2010
Group Show- Spree Gallery, Paris, France – Summer 2010
Group Show- Crest Hardware Art Show – Brooklyn, NY – Summer 2010
Group Show- ICOBA Group – Cutlog 2009, Paris, France – Fall 2009
Group Show- Crest Hardware Art Show – Brooklyn, NY – Summer 2009
Group Show- Preview Art Berlin, Berlin, Germany - Fall 2008
Group Show- Slick Art Fair, Paris, France – Fall 2008
Group Show- Crest Hardware Art Show – Brooklyn, NY – Summer 2008
Group Show- Scope Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland – Spring 2008
Group Show- Scope Art NY , NYC, NY – Spring 2008
Group Show- Scope Art Basel Miami, Miami, Fl - Fall 2007
` Group Show- Istambul Internationl Art Fair, Istambul,Turkey –Fall 2007
Group Show- Gallery Creez, N Bergen NJ- Fall 2007
Group Show – Headquarters Gallery, NYC – Fall 2006
Group Show -NOVA Art Fair, Chicago IL- Spring 2006
Group Show - Dam/Stuhltrager,Brooklyn NY- Spring 2006
Group Show - Scope Hamptons, NY, CTS –Summer 2005
Solo Show - Xanadu Gallery, NYC,NY -- Spring 2005
Group Show – See Somethig,Say Something, 49 Ann St, NYC,NY -- Fall 2004
Solo Show - Spree Gallery, Paris, France -- Spring 2003
Group Show - 473 Broadway Gallery, SOHO, NY-- Spring 2003
Solo Show - Spree Gallery, Paris, France -- Spring 2002
Solo Show - Carlo Alessi - Unpublished - NYC, NY -- Spring 2002
Solo Show - Gayle Childress Gallery, Ojai, CA -- Spring 2001
Group Show - Wolf Group, NYC, NY -- Spring 2001
Group Show - SNAPSHOT, Contemporary Museum Maryland -- Fall 2000
Group Show - Gallery 156, Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY -- Spring 2000
Group Show - Broadcast 1999, Eagle Rock Cultural Ctr. LA, CA -- Fall 1999
Group Show - Crest Hardware Show, Williamsburg, NY - Fall, 1999
Group Show - MFA Thesis Exhibit - Chelsea, NYC -- Spring 1999
Group Show - Crest Hardware Show, Williamsburg, NY - Spring, 1998
Group Show - IN/FORM V, The Lemp Brewery, St. Louis, MO - Spring 1998
Group Show - Trial By Water, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY - Fall 1997 Group Show - BWAC/Pier Show IV, Red Hook, NY - Summer, 1997
Solo Show - Camiles Clover Hill, Brooklyn, NY - Summer, 1997
Group Show – Red Hook Barge Museum, Brooklyn, NY - Summer, 1997
Dual Exhibit - AAA Gallery, 111 West 17th Street, NYC, NY - Winter, 1996
Group Show - C.I.S. Show/Soho Arts Festival, 446 B’way, NYC, NY - Fall, 1996
Group Show - BWAC/Small Works, Brooklyn, NY - Fall, 1996
Group Show - Crest Hardware Show, Williamsburg, NY - Spring, 1996
Group Show - Z Gallery, 70 Greene Street, NYC, NY - Fall, 1993
Group Show - Sixth Congress Gallery, Tuscon, AZ - Spring, 1993
Group Show - Z Gallery, 382 West Broadway, NYC, NY - Spring, 1992
Group Show - Z Gallery, 382 West Broadway, NYC, NY - Fall, 1991
Group Show - Contemp. Galleries of Los Angeles, L.A., CA - Spring, 1984
Group Show - Santa Monica Print and Drawing, L.A., CA - Spring, 1984
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
4-Heads Governors Island Residency Program, Governors Island, Summer 2011
New Artist Symposium, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ - March 2005
The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, N.H. March 2004
Voice and Vision Summer Residency, Bard College, NY - Summer 2002
The Shaw Scolarship Award, Brooklyn College - Spring 1998
BENEFIT EXHIBITIONS
Postcards From the Edge, NYC, NY Winter 2003 – 201…
North Brooklyn Alliance, Brooklyn NY. Fall 2011 - 2013
Groundswell Mural Benifit, White Collums, NYC N.Y - Spring 2004
Benefit Exhibit --Douglas Dibble Benifit,NYC NY -- Fall 2003
Benefit Exhibit -- 20/02 --473 Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn NY -- Fall 2002 Benefit Exhibit -- Art Resourses Transfer, NYC NY -- 1998 – 2005
COMMISSIONS
Theatrical Installation: Berkley, CA, Winter, 1994
Asian American Theatre Co. with The Berkley Reperatory Theatre Co.
Day Standing on Its Head, Directed by Marya Mazor
CURATED SHOWS
Director ICOBA – International Concept Group
“Presents Tilamook Cheddar”, Cutlog Contempoary Art Fair, LES, NYC
– Spring 2013
“Money is the Root of All ICOBA”, Cutlog Contempoary Art Fair, Paris, France
– Fall 2010
“Meet The ICOBA”, Cutlog Contempoary Art Fair, Paris, France – Fall 2009
 








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