Valeria Yamamoto (Japanese-Argentinean artist, born in Buenos Aires 1975).
She has studied and worked in field of Graphic Design in her country; since she moved to Miami, Florida in 2001 where she replanted and followed her dream career. She gained her BFA in sculpture at the Florida International University in Spring 2008.
Most of Yamamoto’s sculptures are inspired by a study of organic forms found in the natural world, or as reaction to her environment. Sometimes Yamamoto’s abstract and ambiguous pieces seem to fuse the Animal and Plantae Kindoms.
She has worked in a wide range of materials and formats. Her body of work includes small fragile pieces made of unfired porcelain and eggshell, to 6 feet tall sculpture built with cement; as well an ephemeral overwhelming installation created by 400 birds (casting on hydrocal) showing a flying flock of birds.
Yamamoto’s work has been shown in several exhibitions thought galleries and museums in the United States, including the Frost Art Museum, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, and Art Vision Gallery. One of hers large sculptures has been selected for the Third Biennial Sculpture Exhibition in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which will be on view August 2008 – February 2010.