Yoko was born in Japan. She received an A.A. in Business and later a B.F.A in graphic design. Her work experience includes sales, marketing and design.
In 2004, Yoko came to the United States with one suitcase to follow her childhood dream of becoming an artist, attending Savannah College of Art and Design to achieve her M.A. in Painting 2007.
Currently living in NYC, showing her work internationally. Her work has been included in private and public collections such as City of Mino, Baylor Medical Center, Hotel Sheraton, St. Joseph's Candler Hospital, and Savannah College of Art and Design.

 

Education

2007

2003

 

M.A. Painting, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah GA

B.F.A. Graphic design, Aichi Sangyo University, Okazaki Japan

Internship

2000

Art Instructor, Cheslyn Hay Primary School, Cheslyn Hay, England

 

Artist Residencies

2010

Mino-city Paper Art Village Project, Mino, Japan

 

Award

2004

Portfolio Fellowship, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah GA

 

Solo Exhibitions

2009

 

2008

 

2007

 

2006

 

Mementos, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville VA

Mario Velez and Yoko Iwanaga, Etra Fine Art, Miami FL *2 person show

Ephemeral Existence, Mueo Gallery, Atlanta GA

Omo-cha Cha Cha Cha, Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah GA

Full Pockets, Rosewood Contemporary Art, Savannah GA

KIOKU, Gallery Espresso, Savannah GA

Yoko Iwanaga, Starbucks, Savannah GA

 

Group Exhibitions

2011

2010

 

 

 

2009

 

2008

 

 

2007

Spectrum, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah GA

Mino-city Paper Art Village Project Exhibition, Washi Museum, Mino Japan

With/Drawn, Ráday Képesház Galeria, Budapest Hungary

April Exhibit, Andrews Art Museum, Andrews NC

Art Connections 6, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair NJ

Summer Group Show, Etra Fine Art, Miami FL

Person, Place or Thing, The 621 Gallery, Tallahassee FL

Summer Exhibition, Artizen Fine Arts, Dallas TX

Columbia Open Studios, The Grow, Columbia SC

GALEX42 National Juried Exhibition, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg IL

Metaphor of Nature, Artizen Fine Arts, Dallas TX

Collections

2010

2009

 

2008

 

2007

2006

2005

City of Mino, Mino Japan

Baylor Medical Center, Irving TX

Hotel Sheraton, Austin TX

St. Joseph's Candler Hospital, Savannah GA

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah GA

Statesboro Psychiatric Associates. PC, Statesboro GA

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah GA

J. Christopher, Savannah GA

 

Publications

2010

2009

2008

2007

New American Paintings, 15th Anniversary Edition, February 2010

New American Paintings, Book #82, Southern Edition, July 2009

Font cover, page 4 and 6, Gallery Guide, Southeast Edition, October 2008

Allison Hersh, “The power of memory”, The Savannah Morning News, September 6, 2007

Front cover, The Skinnie, vol5 issue14, July 2007

Ally Hughes, “Artist draws upon childhood memories” The Chronicle, March 30, 2007

 

 

 

All images are copylright of Yoko Iwanaga may only be used with permission.