Yasuko, who was born in Japan, came to the United States in 1977 to experience Western culture. Living in Boston for 21 years, she worked in a variety of media including fiber, oil, graphite drawing and mixed media. Her themes throughout were mortality, and the fragility and strength of living creatures. These continue to be her themes.

She has been exhibited at numerous New England art Institutions such as the Brattleboro Museum, the Duxbury Art Complex, and the Boston Center for the Arts.

She relocated to Southern California in late 1998.  Since moving to Laguna Beach, she has changed to multimedia installations including photography. She studied photography at the School of Photography at Orange Coast College from 2007 to 2011 to develop her proficiency in the techniques and aesthetics of image making.

Since 2005, she has shown her work at the Gallery C in Hermosa Beach, and the 18th Street Art Center in Santa Monica. Her work was included in the OsCene 2010 at the Laguna Art Museum. She had a solo show at the Arin Contemporary in Laguna Beach, and a two-person show at the Brett Wesley Gallery in Las Vegas in 2010.

Her subjects range from opportunistic capture of encounters and documentaries to directorial work in her studio.


6 Responses to About

  1. Jennifer Smith says:

    Yasuko! What a wonderful blog. Thank you so much for sharing – looking forward to coming back and checking your updates. Yes, it does take “a lot of guts!” Great work!

  2. Bill Thompson says:

    A total pleasure to witness an extraordinary evening in Tunisia through your eyes! Great story and photos. As I read the words, I heard your voice speaking them. We miss you and John.
    Bill (and Natalie)

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  4. Cynthia says:

    The world is full of sad and tragic events but also full of people who lift our spirits. I’m glad to know one of the “spirit lifters”. Your work is a tribute to the strength of the human spirit. Wonderful images Yasuko.