Hiroko Yoshimoto

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Hiroko Yoshimoto
California - United States

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WEBSITE:WWW.HIROKOYOSHIMOTO.COM 







ABOUT THE ARTIST

Hiroko Yoshimoto is a visual artist residing in Southern California. She was born and raised in Japan and moved to Los Angeles as a teen. She has BA and MA (summa cum laude) in Art from UCLA.

She was the featured solo artist for Ventura Chamber Music Festival in 1996 and the Visual Art Curator for VCMF Art Exhibitions ’98. She designed the stage set and costumes for the opera “Magic Flute” for Ventura College/Ventura County Master Chorale opera production in 1990, for “Unicorn” production by Ventura County Master Chorale in 1991 and for “L’histoire du Soldat” for Ventura Chamber Music Festival in 2000. She was a member of the Ventura Municipal Art Acquisition Committee 2001-2002. She curated many exhibitions including the Contemporary Asian American Art Exhibition at SCIAC in 2003 and “Four Legends - Four Masters” for Museum of Ventura County in 2010-2011.

Her third museum solo exhibition, "Biodiversity", at Carnegie Art Museum of Oxnard was one of the highest attended exhibitions in recent history.

Yoshimoto was one of the founders of Studio 83 (1983-1999), an artists’ co-op group and for the Ventura College Friends of the Arts, a non-profit art scholarship fund-raising organization.



SELECTED EXHIBITIONS


2016  Solo show L.A. Artcore Brewery, Los Angeles, June
2014  3-artist show L.A. Artcore Brewery, Los Angeles, July.
         Solo show Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, Oct.
2014  Solo show Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA Mar-May.
2013  Group show Museum of Ventura County "Prised Possessions:
         A Century of Collecting"  Mar - May.
         Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica CA
2012  Group show Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA Dec.
         Group show Artists' Union Gallery, Ventura CA "Off the Wall and Beyond..."
         Group show Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura CA, Summer 2012
               International Juried Show, Aug.
2011  Group show juried “Something Simple” exhibit for the Artists Union Gallery,
               Ventura, Aug.
         Awarded solo show “Artist of Distinction” by City of Buenaventura,
               at VITA Gallery, Ventura, July.
         Group Show “Former Students & Colleagues Show” in conjunction to
               “Four Masters: Four Legends” Museum of Ventura County, April.
2010  Solo Show “Inspired by Science” Schneider Art Museum,
               Southern Oregon University, June-Sept.
         Group show “Treasures From The Permanent Collection”
               Museum of Ventura County, July-Sept.
         Group show “Reincarnation: The Art of Recycling” invitational show,
               SCIART Gallery, Camarillo CA,Jan-Feb.
         Group show Valentine juried show Sylvia White Gallery, Feb.
         Group show Ventura College Faculty Show, Feb-Mar.
2009  Two-artist show at Calabasas City Hall, Calabasas, CA. Oct.
         Group show “Face to Face” portraiture in the permanent collection
               Carnegie Art Museum Sept.-Nov.
         Solo show “Rising from the Ashes” Gallery Two, Ventura College Sept.
         Grant Recipient from VCCF,VCAC,VCArtsLIVE and Ventura College Foundation
               for “Artist in the Community Partnership”
         3-artist show Los Angeles County Museum of Art Rental & Sales Gallery . .
         Group show Art of Craft – Ventura County Government Atrium Gallery,
         Solo show featured artist VITA Art Center, Ventura,
               Selection from “Artists’ Gaze”
2008  Two-artist show “Honoring and Dishonoring Nature: Claudia
         Chapline & Hiroko Yoshimoto” at SCIART WEST, Nov- Jan 09.
         Group show Art for the New Millennium: Museum Acquisitions since 2000-at
               Museum of Ventura County. Dec.07-Mar 08.
         Group show BAA juried show-Jan-Feb.
2007  Group show Artists’ Union membership show, Jan-Feb.
         Group show Ventura College Faculty Show, Apr.
         Group show Museum of Ventura County “Nature Observed”, May-Sept.
         Group show VCFA Small Images show, Nov. FOTM Studio Tour, Apr.
         Featured artist at Harris Gallery, Houston, Oct-Jan 08.
2006  Group show “Color Red” at Ventura County Government Center,
               curator Susan Scott, 
         LACMA Sales & Rental Gallery “Wet Paint” show and fund raiser- Oct.
         Group show “Out of the Box” SCIAC juror Nathan Lalamendy, Nov-Dec.
         Membership Show Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Nov.
         Curator SCIAC resident member show at Ventura County Government Center,
2005  Group show “Encaustic: Contemporary Visions of Antiquity” Studio
               Channel Islands Art Center on the campus of CSU Channel Islands,
         Solo show “Face to Face : Artists’ Gaze II” New Media Gallery and Gallery II,
                Ventura College, Feb.
         Focus on the Masters Studio Tour and Gala Show Ventura County Museum,
2004  Solo-show “Lines & Signs II” Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Sept-Oct.
         “Mentor to Many” 50 former students show spanning 30 years in
               artist’s honor at Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Sept-Oct.
2003  Group show “Powerful Beauty” Images of Ventura Count Women,
               Ventura County Museum of History & Art June-Aug.
         Group show Studio 83 Reunion at Studio Channel Island Art Center, .
         Group show City of Ventura Artist Fellowship Showcase,
               San Buenaventura Artists’ Union Gallery, May-Jun.
         Group show Membership show, Buena Ventura Artists’ Union Gallery, Apr.
         Group show “A Celebration of the Arts” The Links Inc. Channel Islands
               Chapter at Carnegie Museum, Oxnard, Apr.
         Group show Mentor to Many – with Gerd Koch at Studio Channel
               Island Art Center, Jan.
         Group show Art & War at Buena Ventura Artists’ Union Gallery, Jan.
2002  Solo Retrospective Ventura County Museum of History and Art -
               “Vision of Intangibles”- December - Feb 03.
         Group show Ventura College Friends of the Arts “Small Wonders”, Dec.
         Solo show Buena Ventura Gallery - “Face to Face - Artists’ Faces”,
         Group show Studio Channel Islands Art Center “Asian American Experience”,
         Group show Studio Channel Islands Art Center juried show, Jan.
         Merit Award, Buena Ventura Art Association membership show, Jan.
2001  Studio Channel Island Invitational, Cal State Channel Island, May.
         City of Ventura Art Collection Exhibition ArtWalk, July.
         ArtWalk-City of Ventura, Mar.
2000  Group show Ventura College Friends of the Arts Invitational, June.
         Designed stage set for Ventura Chamber Music Festival Ballet,
               L’histoire du Soldat by Stravinsky, May.
         Group show Ventura Chamber Music Festival Biennial 2000 juried show, May.
         3-College Art Faculty Show Studio Channel Islands Invitational, May-June.
1999  Group show Studio Channel Island Invitational at Calif. State University
               Channel Islands, Sept.
         Group show “From the Permanent Collection of Ventura County
               Museum of History and Art”, July – Sept.
         Group show Jackson Wheeler Collection Exhibition, Carnegie Museum of Art,
               Oxnard, CA, Oct. Purchase by City of Ventura Public Art Collection, Oct.
1998  Award Santa Barbara City College Small Images Exhibition #13 Juror:
               Rebecca McGrew, Professor of Art at Pomona College, Oct.
         Group show Ventura County Museum of History and Art Invitational,
         Solo Exhibition "Lines and Signs" Buenaventura Gallery, Apr-May.
1997  Group show Juried competition, Carnegie Museum of Art, Oxnard, June-July.
         Group show Asian American Women's Art Association show, San Francisco.
1996  Best of Show Award, Ventura Chamber Music Festival Competition,
               Third Floor Gallery, City of Ventura, Office of Cultural Affairs, May-June.
1995  Group show Santa Barbara City College Small Images Show, Oct.
         Solo show “Four Seasons” at Gallery Two and New Media Galleries,
               Ventura College, June.
         Solo show “Signature Festival Artist” Ventura Gallery for
               Ventura Chamber Music Festival, May.
1994  Solo show "Four Seasons" Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Nov.
         Solo show "Four Seasons" Tokyo Municipal Art Space, Nov.
         Solo show Ventura County Government Center Art Gallery- May.
         Solo show New Media Gallery, Ventura College, Jan.-Feb.
         Group show SOMAR Gallery, San Francisco, group show, Mar.
         Two-artist show, M. M. Shinno Gallery, Los Angeles, Apr.
1993  Group show Illusions Gallery, Camarillo, CA, June.
         Group show Studio 83 show, Nov.
1992  Juried group show 10th Annual Assembly of the Arts, Ventura County
               Museum of History and Art-Irma Cavat, Marti Koplin,
         Dominica Salvatore, jurors Jan.
         Group show "Different Voices," University of California, Santa Barbara, Feb.
         Solo show “Garden” series, Momentum Gallery, Ventura Arts Council, May.
         Group show Los Angeles County Museum of Art Rental Gallery, Oct.
1991  Solo show "Slice of Life," Buena Ventura Gallery, Ventura- June.
1989  Solo show New Media Gallery, Ventura College, Jan.
         Solo show Danica House, June-July.
1988  Group show Studio 83, May and Nov.
          Group show Danica House, June.
1987  Group show Los Angeles County Museum of Art Rental Gallery, Mar.
1986  Two-person show “Sengai Triad” series Los Angeles Artcore Gallery Mar.
1985  Group show "Third Annual Fourth of July Show," Carnegie Art
         Museum, Oxnard, Ruth Weisberg and James Cardwell, jurors, June-July.
         Group show "L.A. Artcore Invitational" Brand Library Art Gallery
               Michelle Isenberg, curator, May-June.
         Group show "Many Voices/Many Visions" So.Cal. Women's Caucus for Art at
               El Camino College, Annette Bird and Edith Wylie, jurors, Feb.
         Two-person show L.A. Artcore Gallery, Los Angeles, Jan.
1984  Group show "May I Have Your Attention, Please?" Wing Luke Museum Seattle,
               Patti Warashina, juror, July-Aug.
         Invitational show, Core New Art Space, Denver, Colo. June.
         Group show "The Asian Spirit in Contemporary Art," M.M.Shinno Gallery,
               Los Angeles, May.
1983  Group show "Seventh Annual Assembly of the Arts," Ventura County Museum
               of History and Art, E.H. Hoffman Gallery, Josine Ianco-Starrels, juror
1982  Award - "Sixth Annual Assembly of the Arts," Ventura County Museum of
               History and Art. Kirk De Gooyer, Roland Reiss, Scott Schafer, jurors
         Purchase Award - "Sixth Annual Santa Barbara City College Small Images
               Show," Atkinson Gallery, Josine Ianco-Starrells, juror
         Solo show Gallery 932- Jan.

*Has shown at Ventura College Annual Faculty Show 1970 to 2011.


EDUCATION

University of California, Los Angeles. MA in Art, Highest Honors at Graduation.
University of California, Los Angeles. BA in Art, Graduated with Honors.
Dean’s List Scholarships for 3 years.
Post-graduate courses: Mills College; Santa Raparata Studio, Florence, Italy; Art Center College of Design, Pasadena; University of California, Santa Barbara; California State University, Northridge.


PARTIAL LIST OF MUSEUM/PUBLIC/ CORPORATE COLLECTIONS:

Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University
City of Buenaventura Municipal Art Collection
Museum of Ventura County
Bank of A. Levy Collection at Museum of Ventura County
Carnegie Museum of Art, Oxnard, CA
Pasadena Civic Convention Center
Santa Barbara City College Collection
Ventura College Collection
California Wellness Foundation Collection
Sinaiko Health Care
European Investment Management Service
Sanders, Kalvin, McMillan, Carter, LLP
Frank Magid Associates, Inc., Los Angeles
Steve Jones Development Co.
Crizzo Trust, Los Angeles
Hunton & Williams, LLP
(Other corporate and private collections not listed)


AWARDS

Recipient of ARTSLive/James Irvine Grant 2009,
Ventura College Foundation Grant 2009,
Ventura Municipal Art/Cultural Affairs Grant 1990,
Living Treasure of Ventura for Visual Arts awarded by California State Senate and California State Assembly 1997


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Full time studio instructor at Ventura College, Ventura, CA 1970-2005
Taught at Santa Ana College, 1970
Lecturer, U.C. Santa Barbara 1992
Workshops , Carnegie Museum of Art, Oxnard, CA, Vita Art Center, Ventura, Buenaventura Art Association, Museum of Ventura County
Visiting Artist – Oxnard high school district, Museum of Ventura County, Ventura High School


OTHER PROJECTS

2012  Featured in Art Inspired by Science ISBN:978-0-9849810-0-7 by
               Robert L. Chianese, Juror, "Collectors' Choice" Sylvia White Gallery
               annual international competition
         Wrote Forward for monograph ­Don Weller Watercolors  2012 c. Don Weller
         Member, Art Advisory Committee, Community Memorial Hospital, Ventura
2011  Juror and Curator for “Santa Barbara Art Roots: Celebrating 60 Years”
         Task Force Member, Regional Art Museum, Thousand Oaks, CA
         Juror for “Something Simple” exhibit the Artists Union Gallery Ventura, Aug
2010-2011 Guest Curator for “Four Masters: Four Legends” (Feb-Apr. 2011)
         Museum of Ventura County
2009-2010 Member, Ventura County Arts Council Advisory Council.
         VCArtsLIVE-Advisory Council member
2007-present  Member, Museum of Ventura County Fine Arts Committee
2006  Guest lecturer for Oxnard High School sponsored by Carnegie Museum of Art
         Appointed as a Member of Fine Arts Committee, Ventura County
               Museum of History and Art
         Juror “Art for Peace” exhibit Ojai Art Center, Sept.
2005  Ventura College Friends of the Arts fundraising activities
2004  Ventura College Friends of the Arts fundraising activities
2003  Judging National Watercolor Society Members show,  3/1/03
         Commission works by Ventura Chamber Music Festival
        “Painting Abstract Art” workshop for children at Ventura County Museum, Jan.
         Artist’s Talk “Vision of Intangibles” at Ventura County Museum, Feb.
2002  City of Ventura Art Acquisition Committee member
         Curator for The Asian American Experience show at Studio Channel
               Islands Art Center, Apr.
1996-2007  Student scholarship fundraising activities for Ventura College
               Friends of the Arts
1999  Was interviewed by and made presentation for Focus on the Masters program
1998  Visual Arts Curator, Ventura Chamber Music Festival
1997-1998  Designated as Visual Arts Mentor for “Living Treasures of
               Ventura Organization”
1992  Lecturer at "Symposium in the Arts," College of Creative Arts, UCSB, Apr.
1991  Stage set design for "Unicorn" by Menotti, Ventura County Master Chorale &
               Opera Association production, Nov.
1990 Stage set and costume design for opera "Magic Flute" by Mozart,
               Ventura College production, Nov.
1989  Production and art direction for an educational video "Sumi-e and Western
               Watercolor" 42 minutes copy right Hiroko Yoshimoto
         Art direction of an educational video "Art and Anatomy" 45 min. copyright,
               Francis Engelman, M.D.


REPRESENTATION

Harris Galley, Houston