Artist Talk: Ayomi YoshidaVIEW EVENT DETAILS
In this presentation complementing the exhibition Ayomi Yoshida, Asia Society Texas Center welcomes artist Ayomi Yoshida, who will discuss her work as it relates to the current Fayez Sarofim Grand Hall Exhibition.
The exhibition runs through January 13, 2019, and is open Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Admission to the exhibition is free.
About the Artist
Ayomi Yoshida (吉田 亜世美 YOSHIDA Ayomi, born 1958) is an artist currently living and working in Tokyo, Japan. She is renowned for her large scale installations that incorporate woodblock prints, video, sound, and sculpture. Her early practice focused on the woodblock printing tradition that her family is known for, including her grandfather, revered printmaker Hiroshi Yoshida, and her parents Hodaka and Chizuko Yoshida. Ayomi belongs to the third generation of woman artists in her family which is rare in Japan, following her mother Chizuko and her grandmother Fujio Yoshida.
After graduating from Wako University, she has transformed the use of woodblock prints as primary materials in installations. Her work has been exhibited at the British Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, and in other venues including international print biennials. One of her largest ongoing commissions has been for the headquarters of Target Corporation, Minneapolis, MN.
This exhibition is organized by Asia Society Texas Center.
Exhibitions at Asia Society Texas Center are presented by Wells Fargo. The Japan Series is presented by Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas). Major support also comes from Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, Nancy C. Allen, and Leslie and Brad Bucher, as well as The Brown Foundation, Inc., Houston Endowment, and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. Generous funding also provided by The Clayton Fund, Texas Commission on the Arts, Wortham Foundation, Inc., The Franci Neely Foundation, Olive Jenney, Nanako and Dale Tingleaf, and Ann Wales. Additional support given by The Japan Foundation. Funding is also provided through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a premier group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional visual art to Asia Society Texas Center.
Reception Celebrating Ayomi Yoshida (LINK)
Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 6-8 p.m.
Visit with the artist over drinks and light bites and receive a FREE preview of the Fayez Sarofim Grand Hall exhibition.
Japan Series Presenting Sponsor
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