Artists » Bruce and Norman Yonemoto

1995 Fellow

Bruce Yonemoto’s solo work, as well as collaborations with his brother Norman, has been interested in the lure of Hollywood cinema and its representational strategies. Yonemoto’s recent photographic series, NSEW, involves casting Asian American men to pose in the Hollywood costume versions of Civil War regalia.

He and his brother, Norman, were the subject of a major mid-career survey exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum in 1999. Bruce’s solo installations, photographs and sculptures have been featured in major one person shows at the ICC in Tokyo, the ICA in Philadelphia and the Kemper Museum in Kansas City. He is had solo exhibitions at Alexander Gray Gallery, New York; Blum & Poe, Los Angeles; and Tomio Koyama, Tokyo. His work was featured in Los Angeles 1955-85 at Centre Pompidou, Paris and in the 2008 Gwangju Biennial, Korea. Yonemoto is professor and chair of Studio Art at the UC Irvine.

Norman Yonemoto recently showed sculptural work at LMAN Gallery and, along with Bruce, screened collaborative and recent works at the Egyptian Theater for FilmForum Los Angeles.

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