Yasuaki Okamoto

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Work1 Title: Dear Landlord Year: 2011 Materials: Oil on Canvas Dimensions: H 30″ W 40″ D 2″ Work2 Title: Water Tank in a Desert Year: 2013 Materials: oil on canvas Dimensions: H 30″ W 40″ D 2″ Work3 Title: Born To Die, Live To Sin Year: 2011 Materials: oil on canvas Dimensions: H 30″ W 40″ D 2″ Work4 Title: No Littering Year: 2012 Materials: oil on canvas Dimensions: H 30″ W 40″ D 2″ Work5 Title: Sign Year: 2010 Materials: oil on canvas Dimensions: H 34″ W 42″ D 2″

Statement:

My paintings perform a kind of surrealist that incorporates animals, plants, everyday objects, landscape, and ethereal beings. I paint them into my paintings as an icon of a death, life, and/or nature… My work is metaphorically based and inspired by my travel throughout Europe, Asia and North America.

Resume:

Selected Honor/Award bet. 2010- 2014

Edward G.McDowell Travel Grant 2014
Winner in the 1st 2014 Showcase Competition / ArtSlalnt
Xavier Gonzalez and Ethel Edwards Travel Grant 2013
Red Dot / The League Concours Exhibition 2013
The 2013 Chelsea International Fine Art
Competition / Agora Gallery
1st prize of 2012 Contemporary Art Competition / Goldman Art
The Laurence Littman Scholarship 2012
Finalist of “The Art Revolution Taipei 2012”
International Art Competition
Mary Birmingham Award / ISE Cultural Foundation

Selected Publications

Direct Art Volume. 21
Fresh Paint Magazine Issue 6
“AT THE EDGE” NYC Arts & Culture Magazine
Gallery Guide / summer 2013
Gallery & Studio / summer 2013
Queens Ledger, Brooklyn Star, LIC/Astoria Journal etc / July 25th 2013

Selected Exhibitions / Solo, Group and Art Fair bet. 2012-2015

New Artist’s Spring Show at Chalk Farm Gallery / Santa Fe, NM
SPECTRUM Miami 2014: Booth #613 / Miami FL
The ARTEXPO NY 2014: Booth #240 / New York, NY
The 40th ARTEX NY at Ward-Nasse Gallery / New York, NY
SPECTRUM Miami 2013: Booth #603 / Miami FL
Governors Island Art Fair 2013: Bldg#5A / New York, NY
The Collective Exhibition at Agora Gallery / New York, NY
Merit Scholarship Winners Exhibition at The Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery / New York, NY
Red Dot Winners Exhibition at The Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery / New York, NY
Solo Exhibition at Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center / New York, NY
The Art Revolution Taipei 2012 / Taipei World Trade Center, TAIPEI
Group Exhibition at COOHAUS Gallery / New York, NY

Place: New York, NY

Contact: yasuaki.ok@gmail.com

Website: http://www.yasuaki.info