Kayo Yokoyama

Kayo engraves her beautiful blown clear glass vessels with etherial landscapes from two different worlds.

Kayo obtained a bachelor of Visual Arts Honours from Sydney University in 2001 and gained a Master of Fine Arts in 2012, Since graduating she has worked tirelessly perfecting her art and has constantly exhibited throughout Australia. In 2016 she was invited to exhibit  at SOFA Chicago with Kirra Galleries. She carves and engraves vessels with haunting images of landscapes and trees influenced by her childhood in Japan.

“As a child I wanted to reject my inherited culture in favour of the dominant Western culture, only to turn back after migrating to Australia and embrace again these landscapes from two homelands.

A chair is waiting for someone to sit, to view and to feel homeland again.  My works are about being enlightened in the world that we belong.”

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EDUCATION

2009-2012
Sydney University, SCA, Master of Fine Arts

2001
Sydney University, SCA, Honours of Visual Arts

1998-2000
Bachelor of Visual Arts, Sydney University, SCA

SELECTED SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Oct “Artisan In The Garden”, Sydney Royal Botanical Garden, Lion Cottage, Sydney
Sep “Elements”, Braemar Gallery, Blue Mountains
Apr “Black Rabbit”, SLAB, MAP, Blue Mountains

2016
Nov “Moon & I”, Lost Bear Gallery, Blue Mountains
Nov “SOFA Chicago”, Chicago, USA – represented by Kirra Galleries
Oct “SLAB-Club Edition”, MAP, Blue Mountains
Aug “Microcosmo”, Kirra Galleries, Melbourne
Jul “Creatures”, Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
Feb “Upper Mountains Modern”, Modern Art Project (MAP), Blue Mountains
Feb “Twenty Twenty”, Chippendale Creative Precinct, Sydney

2015
Nov “In the Landscape”, Metropolis Gallery, Geelong VIC
Oct “WEST to NORTH”, MAP – North, North Sydney
Apr “Shadow Weaver II”, MAP – WEST, Hazelbrook
Mar “Unfolded Magenta World”, MAP – WEST, Hazelbrook

2014
Nov “Printed Matter”, Spot 81, Sydney
Sep “Sanctuary”, Lost Bear Gallery, Katoomba
Jul “Sanctuary”, Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane

2013
Nov “SOFA Chicago”, Chicago, USA
Oct “Artisans in the Garden”, Lion Gate, Sydney Royal Botanic Garden
May “Paper Works Π”, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
Mar “Third Dimension”, Kirra Gallery, Melbourne

2012
Nov “Shelf Life”, Delmar Gallery, Sydney
Nov “SOFA Chicago”, Chicago, USA
Aug “Homeland”, Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
May “Elemental”, Delmar Gallery, Sydney
Feb “Kayo Yokoyama”, Lost Bear Gallery, Leura

REGIONAL GALLERIES / INSTITUTES EXHIBITIONS

2017
Feb “How Does Your Garden Grow?”, Goulburn Regional Gallery, Goulburn, NSW

2016
Oct “Ereignis”, Cessnock Regional Art Gallery, Wollombi, NSW
Feb “Ocean Connection”, Moreton Bay Regional Gallery, Red Cliff Gallery

2015
Sep “Homeland”, Bundaberg Regional Gallery, Bundaberg QLD
Jun “One Wish, One Thousand Cranes”, Blue Mountains City Art Gallery, Katoomba

2014
Dec “Shadow Weaver”, Western Plain Culture Centre Art Gallery, Dubbo
Sep “Creative Revisions”, University of Macquarie Art Gallery, Sydney
Jun “Untethered’ Coorah Gallery, Wentworth Falls

2013
Dec “Keepsake”, Blue Mountains City Art Gallery, Katoomba
Jun “Lost and Found in Translation”, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga

2012
Nov “Picturing of Great Devine”, Blue Mountains City Art Gallery, Katoomba
Nov “Contemporary Art”, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017
Apr “Sculpture at Scenic World 2017”, Finalist, Blue Mountains
Staff Choice Award
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Exhibition Opportunity Award
People’s Choice Award

2016
Apr “Sculpture at Scenic World 2016”, Finalist, Blue Mountains

2014
May “Moreton Bay Regional 22nd Annual Art Prize”, Finalist, Pine Rivers Regional Art Gallery
Apr “Sculpture at Scenic World 2014”, Finalist, Blue Mountains

2013
Oct “Moreton Bay Regional 21st Annual Art Prize”, Finalist, Pine Rivers Regional Art Gallery
Aug “Ranamok Glass Prize 2013”, Finalist, Australia Wide Tour
Apr “Sculpture at Scenic World”, Finalist, Blue Mountains
May “Workmanship Award’, Rotary Club, Blue Mountains
Jan “Blake Prize Director’s Cut”, Finalist, Sydney

2012
Oct “Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize”
Packing Room Prize Award
People’s Choice Award
May “Moreton Bay Regional 20th Annual Art Prize”, Finalist, Pine Rivers Regional Art Gallery
Mar “National Student of Glass Award 2012”, Finalist, Wagga Wagga Glass Museum
Highly Commended
Feb “Ausglass Vicki Torr Prize”

Second place
Feb “Sculpture at Scenic World”, Finalist, Blue Mountains

2011
Dec “Tom Malone Prize”, Finalist, Gallery of Western Australia
Aug “Ranamok Glass Prize”, Finalist & Sydney People’s Choice Award

2010
July “Outback Open Art Prize”, Finalist, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Broken Hill

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

2016
Art Workshop, Chippendale Creative Precinct, Sydney

2015
Art Workshop, Old Government House, Parramatta
Art Workshop, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

2014
Presenter at “Pecha Kucha Night 20/20 #8, Blue Mountains
Art Workshop, Scenic World, Blue Mountains

2013
Judge for ‘Waste 2 Art’, Blue Mountains
Presenter at “Pecha Kucha Night 20/20 #7, Blue Mountains
Presenter at “Pecha Kucha Night 20/20 #2, Blue Mountain
Art Workshop, Scenic World, Blue Mountains
Teaching Assistant at Penland School of Craft, NC, USA

2012
Received a full scholarship from Penland School of Craft, NC, USA

2011
Teaching Assistant at Ausglass Conference Workshop

PUBLICATIONS

2016
Nov Discovery Magazine

2015
Oct Blue Mountain Gazette, Review

2014
Nov InSight magazine Blue Mountain Cultural Centre, Issue 7
Sep Blue Mountains Discovery Magazine
Sep iMag Magazine
Apr Blue Mountain Gazette, Review
Feb InSight magazine Blue Mountain Cultural Centre, Issue 4
Feb Craft Arts International Magazine, Issue 90, p106
Jan SLOW magazine, summer 2014 Issue 17

2013
Oct Gardens, Royal Botanic Garden Members Magazine, spring 2013 Issue
Apr Craft Arts International, Issue 87

2012
Apr Craft Arts International, Issue 81
Oct Western Courier, Sydney
Feb Dairy Telegraph, Australia

2010
Dec Sydney Morning Herald

COLLECTIONS

Macquarie University Art Gallery Collection
Bundaberg Regional Gallery Art Collection
Goulburn Regional Gallery Art Collection
ANA Hotel Group Tokyo

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