Nami Yamamoto

Nami Yamamoto
Philadelphia, PA USA
born, Japan



Miniature Garden (detail)
2007
cut-out paper, display cases
Miniature Garden
2007
cut-out paper, display cases
installation view at Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA, USA
This installation is composed by eight display cases. 

Primordial Soup no.11 (detail)
2005
colored foam, Acrylic on foam, vinyl, Acrylic and pins
48"(h) x 132"(w) x 33.5"(d)


Primordial Soup no.11
2005
colored foam, Acrylic on foam, vinyl, Acrylic and pins
48"(h) x 132"(w) x 33.5"(d)
installation view at Terminal E, Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Like most artists (or is it ALL artists) Nami collects things. Bits and pieces of ephemera that relate to the way she thinks about life.
She has terrific engineering skills and is a quick study of pattern since she worked for 5 years at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, PA. — a special place that allowed her to work in new materials and to print their 25 yard long fabric printing tables. See below.

In 2009, she received a PEW grant and is now working as a full time artist. 
I attended a 2-day workshop with her this week in Cleveland, Ohio- more on that later.

Please visit her website to see more here