Bemis School of Art

Koichi Yamamoto

Koichi Yamamoto is an artist who merges traditional and contemporary techniques to develop unique and innovative approaches to the language of printmaking. His prints explore issues of the sublime, memory, and atmosphere. Yamamoto has worked at many scales, from small and meticulously engraved copper plates to large monotypes. He completed a BFA at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, and then moved to Krakow, Poland. Later, he studied engraving at the Bratislava Academy of Fine Arts in the Slovak Republic. Yamamoto also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland, and completed an MFA at the University of Alberta, Canada. He also worked as a textile designer in Fredericia, Denmark. Yamamoto has exhibited nationally and internationally and he has an extensive exhibition record. He has taught at Utah State University and the University of Delaware and is currently an associate professor at University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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