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.