Kayo Yokoyama

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Kayo Yokoyama was born in Japan and emigrated to Australia in 1997. Now based at Blackheath, her work centres around the theme of home. Previous work has explored the search for a physical home across cultures, later evolving to the search for a home not physical, but internal, unaffected by location. Delicately etched trees are a repeated symbolic motif that hint at the universal comfort of nature even in unfamiliar places. As her confidence with her craft grows, her forms and motifs have expanded, and this exhibition sees numerous new explorations. The moon and waterfalls are recent motifs, representing nature’s beauty and companionship. Elongated domes, sometimes harbouring other, smaller domes within them, speak of sanctuary and containment, as do the forms with old ships etched onto them.


EDUCATION

2009-12     Sydney University, Sydney College of the Arts, Master of Fine Arts
2001          Sydney University, Sydney College of the Arts, Honours of Visual Arts
1998-00     Bachelor of Visual Arts, Sydney University, Sydney College of the Arts

 

PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENTS

2014          Presenter at‚ 'Pecha Kucha Night 20/20' #8, Blue Mountains
2014          Art Workshop, Scenic World
2013          Presenter at‚ 'Pecha Kucha Night 20/20' #7, Blue Mountains
2013          Teaching Assistant at Penland School of Craft, NC, USA
2013          Presenter at ‚ 'Pecha Kucha Night 20/20' #2, Blue Mountains
2013          Art Workshop, Scenic World
2013          Teaching Assistant at Penland School of Craft, NC, USA
2012          Received a full scholarship at Penland School of Craft, NC, USA
2011          Teaching Assistant for Ausglass Conference Workshop of Masahito Asaka & Izell Tazzyman, SCA Studio, Sydney, Australia
2009          Co-director of Keith Rowe Gallery, Blackheath NSW, Australia
2001          Teaching Assistant for Richard Whiteley, Ezra Glass Studio, Kanazu, Japan

 

PRIZE AWARD EXHIBITIONS

2014          Moreton Bay Regional 22nd Annual Art Prize, Finalist, Pine Rivers Regional Art Gallery
2014          'Sculpture at Scenic World 2014', Finalist
2013          'Moreton Bay Regional 21st Annual Art Prize'‚ Finalist, Pine Rivers Regional Art Gallery
2013          'Ranamok Glass Prize 2013'‚ Finalist, Australia Wide Tour
2013          'Sculpture at Scenic World'‚ Finalist
2013          'Workmanship Award, Rotary Club'
2012          'Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize'‚ 'Packing Room Prize' & 'People‚ Choice Award'
2012          'Moreton Bay Regional 20th Annual Art Prize'‚ Finalist, Pine Rivers Regional Art Gallery

2012          'Selected Student Show 2012', Wagga Wagga Glass Museum, Wagga Wagga, Finalist, NSW, Australia
2012          'National Student of Glass Award 2012'‚ Highly Commended, Wagga Wagga Glass Museum
2012          'Sculpture at Scenic World Award 2012', Finalist, Katoomba, NSW, Australia
2011          'Tom Malone Prize', Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
2011          'Ranamok Glass Prize 2011', Finalist, Australian Tour Canberra Glass Works, Canberra, ACT, Australia
2011          'Moreton Bay Regional 19th Annual Art Prize', Pine Rivers Regional Art Gallery, Strathpine, QLD, Australia
2010          'Outback Open Art Prize' - Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia
2010          'Moreton Bay Regional 17th Annual Art Prize', Finalist, Pine Rivers Regional Art Gallery, Strathpine, QLD, Australia
2009          'Gosford Art Award' - Gosford Regional Gallery, Gosford, Australia
2002          'Uelzer Glas Kunstpreis Caspar-Lehman' - Uelzen, Germany
2001          'Bombay Sapphire Martini Art Competition', Finalist, Melbourne, Australia
2001          'International Merit Scholarship', Sydney University, Sydney College of the Arts
2001          'Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize', Finalist of 25, Sydney, Australia

 

SELECTED SOLO / GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014          'Creative Revisions', University of Macquarie Art Gallery, Sydney
2014          'Sanctuary', Lost Bear Gallery, Katoomba
2014          'Sanctuary', Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
2014          'Untethered', Coorah Gallery, Wentworth Falls
2013          'Keepsake'‚ Blue Mountains City Art Gallery, Katoomba
2013          'SOFA Chicago', Chicago, USA
2012          'Shelf Life'‚ Delmar Gallery, Sydney
2013          'Artisans in the Garden', Lion Gate, Sydney Royal Botanic Garden
2013          'Lost and Found in Translation'‚ Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga
2013          'Paper Works', Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
2013          'Third Dimension'‚ Kirra Gallery, Melbourne
2013          'Blake Prize Director Cut', Sydney
2012          'Picturing of Great Devine'‚ Blue Mountains City Art Gallery, Katoomba
2012          'SOFA Chicago'‚ Chicago, USA
2012          'Contemporary Art'‚ Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour
2012          'Homeland'‚ Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
2012          'Elemental'‚ Delmar Gallery, Sydney
2012          'Kayo Yokoyama & Tamala Mendels', Lost Bear Gallery, Leura, NSW, Australia
2011          'Homeland', Fox's Fine Gallery, Bathurst, NSW, Australia
2002          'A Female Perspective', Kirra Australia, Melbourne, Australia


PUBLICATIONS

2014          Blue Mountain Gazette, Review, p3
2014          INSIGHT magazine Blue Mountain Cultural Centre, Issue 4, p14
2014          Craft Art Magazine, Issue 90, p106
2014          SLOW magazine, summer 2014 Issue 17
2013          Gardens, Royal Botanic Garden Members Magazine, Spring 2013 Issue
2013          Craft Art Magazine, Issue 87
2012          Feb Daily Telegraph, Australia
2010          Dec Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
2009          Nov Craft Art Magazine, Issue 76, Australia
2003          Jun 25th Sanda-City Art Festival Catalogue, Sanda, Hyogo, Japan
2002          Jun Museums und Heimatverein Caspar-Lehman Catalogue, Uelzen, Germany
2001          Nov Vetro Magazine #12, Murano, Italy

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