VALERIA YAMAMOTO

1975. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Valeria Yamamoto

Yamamoto has studied and worked in the field of Graphic Design back in her country. In 2001 she moved to Miami, Florida, where she initiated her career as an artist earning a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in sculpture at the Florida International University in 2008.

Currently, she is an artist-in-residence at the Bakehouse Art complex in Wynwood Art District of Miami and has been working and participated in the Simposium 2014 Ponte di Ferro Office D’Arte. Carrara, Italy.

Most of Yamamoto’s sculptures are inspired by the study of organic forms found in the natural world, or as reaction to her environment. Yamamoto’s work bounces between abstraction and figurative representations. Sometimes her abstract pieces seem to fuse the Animal and Plant Kingdoms. She has worked in a wide range of materials and formats.

Her body of work includes small fragile pieces made of porcelain and eggshell, to large sculpture built out of cement; as well as ephemeral overwhelming installation created by 400 wing-like pieces (casting on hydrocal) showing a flying flock of birds.

Yamamoto’s work has been shown in several exhibitions nationally and abroad through galleries, museums, and International Art fairs such as Shanghai Art Fair, Scope, Art Context, Art West Palm Contemporary, Art Santa Fe and Arteamerica ‘s. In United States her pieces has been displayed at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Coral Gables Museum, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Etra Fine Art, Irazoqui Gallery and in Singapore at Ode to Art Gallery .

Her large sculptures and installations has been selected for Public Art Exhibitons at the Costal Discovery Museum in Hilton Head, SC., City of Bellevue, WA. Chattanooga, TN, Winter Haven, FL. Sarasota, FL. and Atlanta GA. Some of her works are part of permanent collection of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, at Intracoastal Park. Miami Beach. FL. Also in the City of Flagler Village.

Work

FEATURED WORK

On the line - Linescape Series

On the line – Linescape Series

Wiind trail view installation

Wiind trail view installation

Converge Aluminum

Converge Aluminum

Flying away

Flying Away

Falling Petals on bleu

Falling Petals on bleu

Alight 2016 Steel cement

Alight 2016 Steel cement

Sleeping Waters

Sleeping Waters

Valeria Yamamoto - Working process

Valeria Yamamoto – Working process

Seawhisper

Seawhisper

Donald Neon

Valeria Yamamoto

Bakehouse Art Complex - Valeria Yamamoto

Bakehouse Art Complex – Valeria Yamamoto

Converge view installation

Converge view installation

Installation

Installation

Valeria Yamamoto at the gallery

Valeria Yamamoto at the gallery

Alight Sculpture

Alight Sculpture

Stillnes

Stillnes

Water Sleeping

Water Sleeping

Composition XII-XIII

Composition XII-XIII

Falling petals installation on white

Falling petals installation on white

Linescape Detail

Linescape Detail

Sleeping waters

Sleeping waters

Sleeping Waters Blue

Sleeping Waters