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YOKO IIDA

BORN IN TOYOTA, JAPAN
ARTIST LIVES AND WORKS IN LOS ANGELES

Education:
MFA, School of Fine Art, University of Southern California, 2004
BFA, Fine Art, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, 2000
BA, Curatorial Studies, Sophia University, Tokyo, 1993

Solo Shows:
Yoko Iida, Dreams Falling from Ceilings, Babel Art Space (Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder), Trondheim, Norway, 2006
Yoko Iida, Just Moved In, Platform Gallery, Vaasa , Finland, 2006 (more info)
Wishing Well, NZ Tea House Project, Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art & History, Masterton, New Zealand, 2005
Tea House Project, MFA thesis Show, F-Space Gallery, Los Angeles, 2004
AMANOHASHIDATE, F-Space Gallery, Los Angeles, 2003
Various Tables, Art Center College of Design Gallery, Pasadena, 2001

Selected Group Shows and Projects and Fairs:

Joe Soldate – his art and his friends and his clay (November 17, 2017 – February 3, 2018), Xiem Clay Center Gallery, Pasadena 
Yoko Iida, Xiem Ceramic Art Fair, Pasadena, 2017 (Spring and Fall) 
Yoko Iida, Xiem Ceramic Art Fair, Pasadena, 2016 (Spring and Fall)
Yoko Iida, Xiem Ceramic Art Fair, Pasadena, 2015 (Spring and Fall)
Yoko Iida, Xiem Ceramic Art Fair, Pasadena, 2014 (Fall)
“Don’t Look Back,” Ulrika Ferm, Maria Angerman (editors), Finland, 2011 (cat)
Criteria, Schalter Gallery/Galeria Perdida, Berlin, Germany, 2007
Nana’s Story, Emerging Artists, Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya, Japan, 2007 (curated by Hisako Hara)
Being There, California State Los Angeles, Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, 2007 (curated by Richard Wearn)
2006 Alumni Show: A Sense of Place, Roski MFA Gallery, Los Angeles, 2006 (curated by Tami Philion, LouAnne Greenwald, John Eden)

*arrival*, Solander Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand, 2006
No Man’s Land , Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, 2005
Portfolio Project, Analogue Press, Los Angeles, 2005 (curated by Annie Shaw)
Baroque Geode Group Show, Sun Down Salon, Los Angeles, 2005 (curated by Fritz Haeg)
Showdown, MAK Center, Los Angeles, 2004 (collaboration with Escher Gunewardena Architecture)
New Directions ’04, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2004 (Juror: Tina Kukielski)
GardenLAb, The Wind Tunnel, Pasadena, 2004
SUPERSONIC: One Wind Tunnel, Eight Schools, 120 Artists, The Wind Tunnel, Pasadena, 2004
MFA group show, Peggy Phelps and East Gallery, Claremont, 2003
Un-plugged, LA International, Chinatown, Los Angeles, 2003
SNOW, F-Space Gallery, Los Angeles, 2002
National Juried Exhibition, Palm Springs Museum, Palm Springs, 2001 (Juror: Ann Philibin)
They Came From Within, Bradbury, Los Angeles, 2000
Energy, TEPCO Gallery, Tokyo, 1998

New Directions ’98, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1998 (Juror: Eugenie Tsai )

Bibliography, Articles:
Mie Aso,“Two Japanese Female Artists Breaking Boundaries in Making,” Rafu Shimpo, Los Angeles Japanese Daily News, January 5, 2018 (in Japanese)

“Don’t Look Back,” Ulrika Ferm, Maria Angerman (editors), Finland, 2011 (cat)
Kentaro Iwasaki, “Yoko Iida and Nana Project ,” Chunichi Newspaper, Yukan Salon, Page 3, March 8, 2007
Yuko Kobayashi, “Creating New Space,” Asahi Newspaper, Art section, Page 36, March 6, 2007
Yoko Morimura, Saki Okamoto, “Memories of City,” Chunichi Newspaper, Yukan Graph, Page 3, March 3, 2007
Akira Suzuki, “Zakkicho,” Mainichi Newspaper, Page 23, February 28, 2007
“Nana’s debut in Sakae,” Nagoya Times, Page 1, February 27, 2007
“Nana becomes an artist,” Asahi Newspaper, Social section, Page 38, February 27, 2007
Kentaro Iwasaki, “Nana’s first going out,” Chunichi Newspaper, Social section, page 16, February 27, 2007
“Nana’s Story,” Tokai Super News,” Tokai Television Broadcasting, March 2, 2007 (directed by Masaya Ishii)
“Nana Goes Sakae,” Chunichi Newspaper, Page 15, February 2, 2007
Heidi Wollamo, Smakebiter fra det Moderne Norge, Adresseavisen, Kultur Page 5, November 17, 2006
Taro Igarashi on Iida’s “Nana-chan Project,” November 2006
“Korsholm vs. Malax,” Neon, YLE, Finlands Svenska Television, March 26, 2006 (directed by Peter Luttge)
“Yoko Iida: Interview” Radio Vega Osterbotten, YLE, March 20 and 21, 2006
Johanna Kohtakangas, “Yokon suomalaisessa teehuoneessa,” Pohjalainen, March 18, 2006, Page 18 (Finland Finnish Newspaper)
Lisbeth Rosenback, “Ser Osterbotten med frasch blick-Japanska Yoko Iida upptacker stockhus, fagelholkar och vedklabbar.”
Vasabladet, March 18, 2006, Page 11 (Finland Swedish Newspaper)

“Mount Bruce Residency Inspires New Work,” Creative New Zealand, October 20, 2005
Sally Truman, Artists experiment with space, Wairarapa Times-Age, p.5, October 18, 2005
David Pagel, “America’s Status: That falling feeling,” Calendar Live, Los Angeles Times, August 26, 2005
Annie Shaw, light luggage production, Portfolio series, Analogue Press, Los Angeles, 2005
MFA Catalogue, 2004
Patrick W. Deegan, Super-California, Artnet, August 16, 2004
Supersonic Catalogue, Art Center College of Design, 2004

Teaching:
Materials of Art & Design, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena (2014- current) and other subjects.

Lectures:
Artist Talk at Platform Gallery, Vaasa, Finland, Macrh 18, 2006 (with  Hannah Kaihovirta-Rosvik for a course at Åbo Akademi, Vasa)
Artist Talk, Wellington City Council, Wellington, New Zealand, October 2005
Summer Special Program at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, July-August 2004

Residencies:
Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Trondheim, Norway, 2006
Atelje Stundars, Korsholm, Finland, 2006
New Pacific Studio
, Mount Bruce, New Zealand, 2005

Grants and Awards:
Durfee Foundation, Artists’ Resource for Completion, 2006 (Nana-chan Project in Japan)
Aichi Arts Foundation, Nagoya, Japan, 2006
Kultur Osterbotten, Vaasa, Finland, 2006
Juken fellowship at New Pacific Studio, Masterton, New Zealand, 2005
Scholarship, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 2002-2004
Takifuji Grants, Tokyo, 2000
Scholarship, Art Center College of Design, 1998-2001
San Marino League Grant, Pasadena,1998
Juror’s Award, Energy, TEPCO Gallery, Tokyo, 1998
Juror’s Award, New Direction “98, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1998

Collections:
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Art and Media Studies, Trondheim, Norway
Kultur Osterbotten, Vaasa, Finland
The Stundars, Korsholm, Finland

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