Richard C. von Hess Visiting Artist: Yoko Inoue

Borowsky Center for Publication Arts

Yoko Inoue is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores the commoditization of cultural values and assimilation and identity issues in the form of installation and public intervention performance art. Originally from Kyoto, Japan, Inoue earned an MFA from Hunter College.

Her work has been shown at the Brooklyn Museum, Sculpture Center, Rubin Museum, Momenta Art and Art in General in New York, and at other international and national venues. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant, NYFA Fellowship in Sculpture and Cross Disciplinary/Performative Work, Tides Foundation Lambent Fellowship, Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, Franklin Furnace Fund, GAPS 9-11 Fund from LMCC and other grants.

Most recently, she received the Anonymous Was A Woman Award. Residencies include Skowhegan, LMCC Workspace, Smack Mellon, .ekwc (European Ceramic Work Center) in the Netherlands, Civitella Ranieri in Italy and Sacatar Foundation in Brazil. Inoue was awarded the LMCC Paris Residency from the Mayor’s Office of City of Paris at Cité Internationale des Arts from May 2012 through January 2013.

Through the generosity of the Richard C. von Hess Foundation, the Borowsky Center for Publication Arts invites visiting artists to explore the creative potential of the offset medium. The Center facilitates image making as a synthesis of handwork, photography and digital imagery. All imaginable combinations of traditional and electronic prepress are the subjects of experimentation. Selected artists work with a master printer in the Center to create an original print or an artist book. These artists are recommended from a broad array of disciplines including fine arts, photography, illustration and graphic design. The average residency is 3-5 days. In that time, the artist will work on their project, participate in dialog with students who are interested in seeing the progress of the piece, and give a public lecture/presentation of their work to the University community. The visiting artist receives a stipend as well as room and board. The edition is split 50/50 between artist and the Center. Residencies are available by invitation only.

Lecture: March 7, 1 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall

Anderson Hall
333 South Broad Street, 9th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States

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