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 in The Crosscurrent 2019 exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, January, 2019 and solo show "Biodiversity:New Works" Gallery Rin, Tokyo, January 2019. Her up-coming shows are scheduled at Red Bud Gallery in Houston and Wichita Falls Art Museum in Texas in 2021 and at
Santa Paula Art Museum in southern California in 2022.
For full exhibition record and other activities, please refer to C/V Page.
Her most recent series of more than 120 canvases, "Biodiversity", which began in 2012 and still on-going, was shown as solo shows at LA Artcore Gallery, Los Angeles (2017), at Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto (2014) and at Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA (2014). 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 served for the Museum of Ventura County Fine Arts Committee for more than ten years and Community Memorial Hospital Art Collection Committee for five years. She curated many exhibitions including the Contemporary Asian American Art Exhibition at SCIART, Camarillo, CA, in 2003 and “Four Legends - Four Masters” for Museum of Ventura County in 2010-2011.
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. She taught studio art as a tenured professor at Ventura College, Ventura CA.