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Announcing Nancy Yoshii’s Exhibition “COMING HOME”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition COMING HOME by Nancy Yoshii on October 26 (Thu) to 28 (Sat), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Nancy Yoshii is a fine craft artist working in collage, digital photography, jewelry, fiber, found object sculpture and mixed media. Having spent thirty years as a ceramic artist, she has found it liberating to enter the world of color, pattern, and composition that is collage and mixed media.

Now living in New York, Nancy spent her teen and young adult years in Fukuoka, so she is excited to be “coming home.” Japanese aesthetics figure strongly in her work, and a recent trip
to India also provided immense inspiration. An artist with no formal training, she is the grateful recipient of 37 years of nurturing and generosity from her fellow fine craft artists in the Long Island Craft Guild. Nancy exhibits her work in solo and group exhibitions around the New York metropolitan area.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

It’s wonderful to be COMING HOME to Japan after quite a few years since my last visit.
Having spent my youth and early adulthood in Fukuoka, I have long been intrigued by Japanese wrapping materials – both traditional and commercial. The aesthetics, the papers, the fabrics, graphics, packaging, wrapping techniques…I love it ALL.
Combine that with my passion for recycling/upcycling discarded materials [trash!], my nostalgic childhood memories of Japanese foods, my general love/hate relationship with food my whole life, and voila! Mixed media collage incorporating all those facets!

Nancy Yoshii “COMING HOME”
Date: October 26 (Thursday) to 28 (Saturday), 11:00 to 18:30, free entrance
* We will hold an exhibition closing party and an artist talk on 28th (Sat), starting at 15:30.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be also held on the same dates.

Nancy Yoshii

Nancy Yoshii (United States) Residence: October 2017

Nancy Yoshii is a fine craft artist working in collage, digital photography, jewelry, fiber, found object sculpture and mixed media. Having spent thirty years as a ceramic artist, she has found it liberating to enter the world of color, pattern, and composition that is collage and mixed media.

Her recent work, both abstract and figurative, is composed of many materials…whatever works is invited into the piece. A collector of “interesting” trash, she enjoys upcycling castoffs. Themes vary, ranging from environmental and political issues, to botanical influences, to pure abstractions. While at Studio Kura, she plans to incorporate locally found materials into
modular collage patchworks and into her line of paper/mixed media jewelry.

Now living in New York, Nancy spent her teen and young adult years in Fukuoka, so she is excited to be “coming home.” Japanese aesthetics figure strongly in her work, and a recent trip
to India also provided immense inspiration. An artist with no formal training, she is the grateful recipient of 37 years of nurturing and generosity from her fellow fine craft artists in the Long Island Craft Guild. Nancy exhibits her work in solo and group exhibitions around the New York metropolitan area.

Nancy Yoshii’s website and Instagram

Image 1 of 5  - Paper Earrings Mixed media earrings made with paper, paint, monoprint, computer parts, beads
Paper Earrings
mixed media earrings made with paper, paint, monoprint, computer parts, beads

2Yoshii There Is a Crack in Everything mixed media with discarded cello, brass, misc. papers, wire, pain
There Is a Crack in Everything
mixed media with discarded cello, brass, misc. papers, wire, paint

3Yoshii_Blood Moon Variation - mixed media collage
Blood Moon Variation
mixed media collage

4YoshiiN_Geo Rhythms - mixed media collage I
Geo Rhythms I
mixed media collage

5YoshiiN_SpoilerAlertWaste- Mixed media collage with found objects
Spoiler Alert – Waste
mixed media collage with found objects