Residency Dates
  • Jun 15th 2009 to Jul 12th 2009

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.