Yuriko Yamaguchi (born 1948) is a Japanese-American sculptor. Yuriko was born in Osaka, Japan. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, graduating in 1975 with a BA. She went on to undertake directed study at Princeton University, and completed a Master of Fine Arts at University of Maryland, College Park in 1979. She is currently a professor at George Washington University. Works by Yuriko are found in a number of museum collections including: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Philip Morris Art Collection, New York, N.Y. National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC.
I am an artist creating sculptures and installation work primarily; however, I make paintings and drawings too. I use hand cast resin with stainless steel, copper and brass wires. Also I use Kozo and Gampi and flax paper pulp with wires for some works. I am interested in the idea of interconnectedness of things- human beings with nature, society, science and technologies. I hope I can bring people together regardless of different origin, gender, age through my works.
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