Nami Yamamoto

2009 Pew Fellow

Nami Yamamoto, 2009 Pew Fellow. Directed by Glenn Holsten.

“I thought, ‘I will be a painter.’”

Nami Yamamoto’s (b. 1968) cut-paper installations reflect the hundreds of natural and man-made objects she consistently collects, serving as visual resources and inspirations for her practice. Her solo exhibitions include Fleisher Challenge Exhibition, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia; water field, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE; Stages, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia; White Noise, Vox Populi, Philadelphia; and Primordial Soup, SPACES, Cleveland, OH. Her work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions, some of which include Natural Discourse, UC Botanical Garden, Berkeley, CA; Paper(space), Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia; Facing East/Facing West, Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA; MORGELLONS, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, PA; and DeLux, Penrose Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA. Yamamoto received her B.F.A. from Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts, Japan, and her M.F.A. from the Mount Royal Graduate School of Art, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD.


In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein, this exhibition will highlight two seminal Gothic works—Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel and Bram Stoker’s Dracula—through a selection of rare books, manuscripts, and artifacts to illustrate how these horror stories reflect ethical and scientific questions that continue to challenge us today.

Grants & Grantees

Karen E. Outen is a writer and a 1998 Pew Fellow.

The Library Company of Philadelphia presents a conversation on living with blindness and vision loss.

Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism, which opens on March 1 at the Michener Art Museum, is featured in the New York Times.

Grants & Grantees

The first artistic collaboration between New Paradise Laboratories founding company members and newer, younger members, The Adults premiered at the 2014 Fringe Fringe Festival in Philadelphia.

As we near the end of 2015, we invited Center colleagues, collaborators, and grantees to share a memorable and inspiring cultural experience.

Artist, writer, and organizer Daniel Tucker presents Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements.

Grants & Grantees

Recognized as one of the world’s leading conservatories, The Curtis Institute of Music (Curtis) was founded in 1924 by Mary Louise Curtis Bok. Curtis has educated and trained some of the most exceptionally gifted young musicians from around the world for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Michael Auping is currently the chief curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, known for his ambitious thematic and monographic exhibitions.

An exhibition featuring floor-to-ceiling photographs that stitch together a block of houses, with smaller photographs that reveal the various perspectives found within a 2-block radius..

The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University explored the potential of public performance to engage the community in a dialogue around disability issues.

Grants & Grantees

Marian X is a playwright and a 1997 Pew Fellow.