LYNNE YAMAMOTO

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Jun 15th 2009 to Jul 12th 2009
  • FROM : USA

Lynne Yamamoto is a visual artist and educator. She uses materials to evoke an emotional memory that speaks to a larger social and historical context. Past projects have dealt with the dangerous manipulation of the cherry blossom as a wartime symbol in Japan (Resplendent), and the twinned histories of the pineapple, as exotic status symbol and plantation commodity fruit (Smooth Cayenne). She has had one-person shows at The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu; articule, Montreal; P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center; Greg Kucera Gallery and George Suyama Architect Space, Seattle; Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design; P.P.O.W., New York; Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY; Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh. She has received numerous awards and grants including the Diverse Forms Artists' Projects Grant; New York Foundation for the Arts, Artist-in-Residence Program; Anonymous Was A Woman; Japan-United States Arts Program of the Asian Arts Council; Creative Capital Foundation Grant; Penny McCall Foundation Award and LEF Foundation Grant. She has a permanent work in the Seattle Central Library, and is Associate Professor in the Art Department at Smith College. The project she will work on at Montalvo, explores the route between New England and Hawai'I, that of whalers, missionaries, and the military.