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Minako Yoshino

Cypress Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11237, U.S.A.
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Phone: 2129201143
URL: http://minakoyoshino.com

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Minako Yoshino is a New York City based fine artist working in marble sculpture in both traditional and contemporary styles. Yoshino's art conveys a sense of complete and simple acceptance of our connectedness and identification with all things in the universe.

 

Born in Toyama, Japan, Yoshino studied oil painting and graphic design at Musashino Art University in Tokyo before relocating to New York City to study marble carving at the Art Students League of New York. Her cultivated sense of color and careful carving ability have brought her crossover fame as one of the most talented restorers of landmark building sculptures in New York, as featured in the New York Times for the Manhattan's historic Hearst Tower restoration.  Yoshino has received many endorsements and awards, including that of the National Sculpture Society and the United Nations.

 

In 2008 Yoshino won the Edward G McDowell Europe Grant for the marble statue series "For Earth", enabling her to study in Florence, Italy in 2009.   In 2012, she finished the marble statue series "For Japan" based on the 3/11/2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis in Fukushima. In 2013, to honor the second anniversary of 3/11/2011,  she had solo exhibition “INORI – pray for Japan” at the consulate general of Japan in New York.  Yoshino's new 11' monument  "Lovers" will be installed at the Riverside Park in New York City in June, 2014.

●Public collections :

Japanese Red Cross Society
Toyama prefecture, Japan

 

Selected Scholarship and Awards : 

2008 Edward G McDowell Europe Study Grant by ASL, NYC
2006 Honorable Mention Award by NPO Pen & Brush, NYC
2004 Scholarship for Best Young Artist by National Sculpture Society, NYC
2003 Merit scholarship by ASL, NYC
2000 Musashino Award by Musashino Art University, Tokyo

 

Selected past solo exhibitions:

2013   The consulate general of Japan in New York, "INORI 祈り -  Pray for Japan"  

2013   Toyama International Conference Center, Japan "The Oriental Wave" 融合 

2012   Calumetphoto Gallery, NYC, "TANABATA – Love in the sky " 七夕
2011   Toyama International Conference Center, Japan "Water"

2011   ION Studio, Soho, NYC "MUGE
N, for NZ & Japan Earthquake Relief " 夢幻

2010   Gallery COEXIST, Tokyo "Symphony of Light "

2008   Union Square Park, NYC "Save Our Earth"

2007   T.Y. HARBOR, Tokyo "Aria of Light "

2006   Asahi Art Square, Tokyo "The Earth and Humanity II"

2005   The United Nation Plaza Hotel, NYC "The Earth and Humanity I"

2005   Spica gallery, Tokyo "Liberation II"

2002   Japanese National Site of Yasuda Castle, Toyama "Liberation I"

2000   Stage21 Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

 

Selected past group exhibitions : 

2014   Hakone Open Air Museum, Hakone, Japan

2013   Hakone Open Air museum, Hakone, Japan

2013   Shibuya Bunkamura Box gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2013   Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art

2012   Allied Artist of America Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, NYC

2012   Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art

2011   Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art

2011   Silk Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2011   TEATRE1010 gallery, Tokyo

2010   Grant Winners Show, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC

2010   Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art

2008   Price Waterhouse Coopers NY HQ, NYC

2008   The Hakone Open Air Museum, Japan

2008   AAF Contemporary Art Fair, NYC

2008   SOHO20 gallery Chelsea, NYC

2007   Silk Gallery, Seoul

2007   Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art

2006   Flinn gallery, CT

2006   Broadway Gallery, NYC

2006   NPO Pen & Brush Gallery, NYC

2005   Art Basel Miami Beach, FL

2004   Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, NYC

2003   Jersey City Museum, NJ

 

2013 The First essay "YUMEOIBITO(Dreamer)" has been published.