yoko kanayama

Yoko Kanayama was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan.

After living in England for three years in the late 80s, she moved to the U.S. in 1991. She now lives and works in Los Angeles. She holds a BFA in Photography from Otis Collage of Art and Design, and a MFA in Photography from California Institute of the Arts.

Her work has been exhibited in the U.S. as well as the U.K and Spain.

1999 MFA California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
1994 BFA Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
Selected Exhibitions
2012 “This Space is Not Empty”
Design Matters, Los Angeles, CA
2011 “A Place in the Sun: Picturing California”
HI_LITE Studio and Project Space, Los Angeles, CA
traveled to Soho House, West Hollywood, CA
2010 “Civic Arts”
Community Partner, Los Angeles, CA
2009 “MAOD”
Spring Art Tower, Los Angeles, CA
2007 “Sprint Art Collective”
Spring Art Tower Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 “Three Rituals”
SCA Project Gallery, Pomona, CA
2005 “Off the Map”
Site-specific exhibition, curator Corina Gamma, Los Angeles, CA
2005 “Evanescencia”
Galeria Edgar Neville, Alfafar, Valencia, Spain
2005 “photography”
Cerritos College Art Gallery, Cerritos, CA
2003 “Sequentia”
Century Gallery, London, England
Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA
2002 “ravenswood”
Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA
2002 “Ravenswood”
Site-specific photo installation at Ravenswood Apartment,
Los Angeles, CA
2002 “LA Light”
California Tan, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
2001 “Adjustable Truths”
Massar Gallery, Pasadena, CA
2000 “Ghost”
Orange Coast College Photography Gallery, Orange, CA
2000 “Serious Play”
Adambob Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
The Democratic National Convention Headquarters, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Project Launch Award, Honorable mention,Santa Fe Center for Photography, Santa Fe, MN
2004 Artist Grant from Ajuntament d’ Alfafar, Valencia, Spain
2002 Selected attendant for Artist-in Residency program, Light Work, Syracuse, NY
2001 Selected attendant for Still Life, painting workshop, Slade School of Fine Art, London, England
1999 National Graduate Seminar Fellowship, NYU Tisch School of Arts, New York, NY