HIROKO YOSHIMOTO - A Brief Biography
Hiroko Yoshimoto is a visual artist residing in Southern California. She was born and raised in Japan and moved to Los Angeles as a teen. She has BA and MA (summa cum laude) in Art from UCLA. Her newest works may be viewed at her solo show at LA Artcore Gallery, 120 Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles, CA.
from October 1 - October 29, 2017. Also visit www.velvenoir.com. She will be the featured artist at Museum of Ventura County at Ventura ARTWALK event on Oct. 7 & 8, 2017. She will be giving a lecture/demo on the use of the Oriental brush.
For her exhibition record, please refer to C/V Page.
She was the featured solo artist for Ventura Chamber Music Festival in 1996 and the Visual Art Curator for VCMF Art Exhibitions ’98. She designed the stage set and costumes for the opera “Magic Flute” for Ventura College/Ventura County Master Chorale opera production in 1990, for “Unicorn” production by Ventura County Master Chorale in 1991 and for “L’histoire du Soldat” for Ventura Chamber Music Festival in 2000. She was a member of the Ventura Municipal Art Acquisition Committee 2001-2002. She curated many exhibitions including the Contemporary Asian American Art Exhibition at SCIAC in 2003 and “Four Legends - Four Masters” for Museum of Ventura County in 2010-2011.
Her third museum solo exhibition, "Biodiversity", at Carnegie Art Museum of Oxnard was one of the highest attended exhibitions in recent history.
Yoshimoto was one of the founders of Studio 83 (1983-1999), an artists’ co-op group and for the Ventura College Friends of the Arts, a non-profit art scholarship fund-raising organization.