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Artist: Michiko Yao

MICHIKO YAO (b. Osaka, Japan) earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts. Working in video, photography and installation art, she investigates Japanese social stereotypes in Eastern and Western cultures to confront constructions of gender, race and sexuality in relation to power. She is a recipient of a Visions from the New California Award from the Alliance of Artists Communities. Her work has been exhibited extensively at local venues that include the Laguna Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Japanese American National Museum and Orange County Museum of Art, as well as internationally at the Museu Brasileiro da Escultura in Brazil and Kidang Museum in Korea.

Artwork:

Passing Lily