Yuko Kimura
Born in 1968


1997   University of Michigan, School of Art and Design, Ann Arbor, MI, M.F.A. Printmaking
1994   Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH, B.F.A. Printmaking

Summer 1993   Lacoste School of Art, Lacoste, France

Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions:

2014   James Nares and Yuko Kimura, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York City, Chelsea Area

2010   Paper Windows, Verne Collection of Japanese Art, Cleveland, OH

2008   Visualizations (two-person), Ren Brown Gallery, Bodega Bay, CA

2000   Fragments, Bockrath Gallery, Cleveland, OH

1997   Wacky Stack, MFA Thesis Exhibition,

           Rackham Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

Selected Art/Print Fairs, Exhibited by the Verne Collection:

2004-present   Print Fair New York Armory, NY

           Fine Print Fair, Cleveland Museum of Art,Cleveland,OH

           Fine Print Fair, Los Angeles, CA

           Capital Art Fair, Washington D.C.

2013-present   NOADA Art Expo at the Transformer Station,Cleveland,OH

2013-present   San Francisco Fine Print Fair, Presidio, San Francisco, CA

2010-2013   Ink Miami, Miami, FL

2004-2012   Arts of Pacific Asia Show, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2014   Elementals:Women Sculpting Animism, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York City

          Revive and Renew:Contemporary Artists & Eastern Papers,Curated by Mason Milani and Aimee Lee, Morgan Conservatory & Educational Fundation, Cleveland, OH

         Japan: Selections of Contemporary Work, Art Brut, Textiles, Ceramics, and New Basketry from the Cavin-Morris Collection,Cavin Morris Gallery, New York City, Chelsea area

          Morganites:Fiber in Flux, curated by Tom Balbo, Heights Art Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2013   Shifu Art, Curated by Asao Shimura, NOWC Gallery, Poking, Philippines

          Obsessive Intricacies, Curated by Liz Maugans, Zygote Press Gallery, Cleveland, OH

          Monster Drawing Rally, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2012   Paperworks, Curated by Andrea Joki, Heights Art Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2011   The Unexpected Edge:Yugen in Contemporary Art, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York City, Chelsea area

          Paper Bank Project, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Education Foundation, Cleveland, OH

          Prequel to the Unexpected: New Works New Artists, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York City

2010   Collections as Evidence of Now, Curated by Shelly DiCello, Zygote Press Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2009   Monumental ideas in Miniature Book, Southern Graphic Council Annual Conference, Columbia College, Chicago

2009   Raised Voices: Artists Books for Troubled Times, Curated by Wendy Partridge and Susan Vincent

          Material Studies: Process and Play (four-person),, Zygote Press Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2006   Infusion and Diffusion (four-person), Hawken School, Arts/communications Lobby Gallery, Collaboration with Japanese Association of Northeast Ohio

2005   Winter Solstice lV: Standards & Shifts in Contemporary Art, The Studio, Armonk, NY ( Collaboration with Masha Ryskin)

          Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial, Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo, Japan

          Considering Installation: Artists Working with Enamel, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2003,04   The Method & the Matrix: Contemporary Printmaking in Ohio, Curated by Bellamy Printz, Riffe Gallery , Columbus, OH & Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2003   The Annual International Exposition of Sculptural Objects & Functional Art (SOFA), Exhibition in Print, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

          Preliminary Inventories Process in Practice, Zygote Press, Cleveland, Ohio

2002   Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial, Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2000   Cleveland Institute of Art Faculty Exhibition, Reinberger Galleries, Cleveland, OH

1999   Print in Enamel, Studio Fusion Gallery, London, U.K.

1997   International Print Exhibition, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

1996   Traveling Exchange Exhibition, Museum of Printmaking, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Public Art Project:

2006   wall installation of used etching plates at the entrance foyer of Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH

Visiting Artist:

2011   presentation of my new works at my home studio for Print Club of the Cleveland Museum of Art

2009   slide presentation at the Cleveland Institute of Art

Curatorial Experience:

2007   Layers ( Co-curator: Lynn O’Brien), Heights Arts Contemporary Community Galley, Cleveland, OH

2005   Collage Invitational, Humphrey Atrium Gallery, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH

Awards and Honors:

2006   Japan Foundation New York office,

          Consulate General of Japan in Detroit & Japanese Association of Northeast Ohio

          Grant for Japanese art exhibition

2004   The Nesnadny + Schwartz Visiting Critics Program, Selected by James Elaine from UCLA Hammer Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

1997   Rackham Thesis Grant, University of Michigan

1995-97   Horace H. Rackham Merit Fellowship, University of Michigan

1994   The Frank Wilcox Memorial Printmaking Award, Cleveland Institute of Art

          The First Agnes Gund Traveling Award, Cleveland Institute of Art

1993   Kenneth F. Bates Enameling Scholarship, Cleveland Institute of Art

Reviews and Publications:

2014   Material Handling:Cleveland artists whose media significantly informs their message, CAN Journal,fall issue, essay by Michael Gill

2014   Revive and Renew: Contemporary Artists & Eastern Papers, Morgan Conservatory & Educational Foundation, Exhibition Catalogue

2010   Paper Windows Exhibit Offers View of Artist's Heritage, The Cleveland Plain Dealer ( Aug 1.), Dan Tranberg

2010   Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books, Traveling Exhibition 2009-2012 Catalogue, Curated by Hui-Chu Ying

2006   A Tasty Morsel or Two From the Smorgasbord of a Big Group Show, The New York Times, Art Review,(Jan.1.)Benjamin Genocchio

2003   Enameling: A Current Perspective, Metalsmith Magazine: 2003 Exhibition in Print (Fall. issue)

2002,05   Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial, Tama Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan, CD-ROM Exhibition Catalogue

2000   Size Isn’t All: Solo Show Reveals Little Gems, Cleveland Free Times (Feb. 9), Dan Tranberg

1994   Kimura Wins Top Art Prize, The Cleveland Plain Dealer (May), Helen Cullinan

Public Collections:

2014   Arizona State University Print Collection

2012   Neuberger Berman Art Collection

2009,2011   Southern Graphics Council Archives

2009   The Cleveland Institute of Art Gund Library, Artists' Books Collection, Cleveland, OH

2008,10   Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

2007   Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ

2005   Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

2002,05   Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2000, 2014   Cleveland Artist Association

Teaching Experience:

2004,05   Print Collage Workshop : Zygote Press

2002-03   Adjunct Faculty: Visual Design l, Cuyahoga Community Collage

2000-02   Adjunct Faculty: Foundation Drawing, Cleveland Institute of Art

1998   Instructor: Copper: Printmaking & Enameling Combo, Continuing Education Program, Cleveland Institute of Art