Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Lynne Yamamoto
  • Lecture
  • 3/26/2015
  • 18:00-19:00
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Department of Visual Art, Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
Artist Lynne Yamamoto uses materials to evoke an emotional memory that speaks to a larger social and historical context. She has dealt with the manipulation of the cherry blossom as a wartime symbol in Japan and the twinned histories of the pineapple, as exotic status symbol and plantation commodity fruit as well as class and immigration issues in early 20th century Hawai’i. She has had one-person exhibitions at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center; the Whitney Museum of American Art; P.P.O.W., New York; and the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh. She has received awards from the Creative Capital Foundation; the Penny McCall Foundation; the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Fellowship, among others. Yamamoto received a B.A. in Art from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and an M.A. from New York University. She is a professor in the Art Department at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she lives and works.