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Junko Yamamoto

All is One

We are all connected as one. Life is a visual and tactile symphony.

Junko Yamamoto. All is One soft sculpture (detail), 2023. Printed cotton, polyester and cotton fiber
  • July 6 - August 3, 2023
  • Opening: Thursday, July 6, 6:00 — 8:00pm

Closing: Thursday, August 3, 6:00 — 8:00pm

Special Seattle Art Fair Hours
Saturday, July 29, 11:00 am—2:00 pm
Artist Talk: 12:00 pm

All is One serves as a testament to the profound bonds that underlie our collective existence, illuminating the intricate links between diverse forms of matter, from the infinitesimal to the cosmic.

Junko Yamamoto has long employed printmaking techniques in her paintings and soft sculptures. At Gallery 4Culture, she synthesizes these approaches to create an atmospheric installation of over 400 custom-printed cotton sculptures, meticulously hand-stuffed and sewn. Each element within this multidimensional assemblage assumes a deliberate position, converging like threads in a tapestry. Augmenting the visual tableau is an ambient audio composition by musician Simiz, imbuing the space with an ethereal aura.

“My wish for this exhibition is to inspire individuals to accept and resonate with each other’s energies and existences,” reveals Yamamoto. Together, we embark on a transformative journey of interconnectedness and self-discovery.

All is One has been generously supported by a 4Culture Arts Project Grant.

About the Artist

Junko Yamamoto, a Tokyo-born multimedia artist, has been drawing since the age of three and knew from a young age that she wanted to pursue a career in art. While oil painting has been her primary medium, she also makes prints and produces mixed-media installations. Junko has exhibited at 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Tokyo, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, the SAM Gallery, Out of Sight, the Seattle Asian Art Museum, ARTS at King Street Station, the Westcott House in Springfield, Ohio, and the GAS Gallery in Torino, Italy. Her work is held in public and private collections including the Judge Patricia H. Clark Children and Family Justice Center, Harborview Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Microsoft, and Google.

She has received an Individual Artist Grant from 4Culture, an Emerging Artist Grant Award from the Allied Arts Foundation, a GAP Award from Artist Trust, and an invitation to the Professional Artist in Residence Program at Pratt Fine Arts Center. She is an active member of a collective of Japanese artists and is now represented by J. Rinehart Gallery, where she will have a solo show in August 2023.