Carrie Yamaoka is a New York-based visual artist. Yamaoka has shown widely in the US and Europe since the 1990s. Her work is included in the collections of the ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY, BUFFALO, New York; CENTRE POMPIDOU, Paris; THE HENRY ART GALLERY, Seattle and THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM, London. Yamaoka is a 2017 recipient of Anonymous Was a Woman Award, and a 2019 JOHN SIMON GUGGENHEIM FOUNDATION fellow. Recent solo exhibitions include recto/verso at HENRY ART GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE, and PANORAMA at ULTERIOR GALLERY, NYC. Her work was featured in arms ache avid aeon: Nancy Brooks Brody / Joy Episalla / Zoe Leonard / Carrie Yamaoka: fierce pussy amplified at BEELER GALLERY, CCAD, Columbus, OH and at the ICA in Philadelphia (2018-2019). She is a founding member of the queer art collective fierce pussy.

Solo Exhibitions

2019

Panorama, ULTERIOR GALLERY, New York, NY

recto/verso, HENRY ART GALLERY, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2017

The Space Between, SOCO GALLERY, Charlotte, NC

2015

LUCIEN TERRAS, New York, NY

2014

Are You Experienced?, PK SHOP, KASMIN GALLERY, New York, NY

2013

stripped.striated.poured, STOREFRONT BUSHWICK, Brooklyn, NY

2011

rub/dissolve/strip, STUDIO 1.1, London, UK

2010

Recent Work, GALERIE UNE, Auvernier, CH

2009

Works 2004-2009, AEROPLASTICS CONTEMPORARY, Brussels, BE

2007

GALERIE LANGE + PULT, Zurich, CH

I will have been there after you have already arrived, TORCH ART GALLERY, Amsterdam, NL

2005

Portholes, Potholes and Portals, GALERIE UNE, Auvernier, CH

2004

world hotel, DEBS & CO., New York, NY

STUDIO 1.1, London, UK

AEROPLASTICS CONTEMPORARY, Brussels, BE

2002

blue × clear + 12:1, DEBS & CO., New York, NY

2000

ROBESON ART GALLERY, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
(t)here, DEBS & CO., New York, NY

1997

DEBS & CO., New York, NY

1990

SORKIN GALLERY, New York, NY
Banned, SWARTHMORE COLLEGE, Swarthmore, PA

1981

BETTE STOLER GALLERY, New York, NY

Selected Two-person Exhibitions

2019

The leaden circles dissolved in the air, Carrie Yamaoka w/ Joy Episalla, TRANSMITTER, New York, NY

A Crack in Everything, Carrie Yamaoka w/ Thomas Fougeirol, ALBERTZ BENDA, New York, NY

2018

Julien Carreyn, Heima Matti w/ Carrie Yamaoka, GALERIE CRÉVECOEUR, Marseilles, FR

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019

arms ache avid aeon: Nancy Brooks Brody/Joy Episalla/Zoe Leonard/Carrie Yamaoka: fierce pussy amplified (chapter 5), curated by Jo-ey Tang, INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Philadelphia, PA

Slack Tide, curated by Matthew Nichols, ARTS CENTER AT DUCK CREEK, East Hampton, NY

CCNOA/DAC; a Shared Experience, curated by Tilman, M-17, CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER, Kiev, UA

Faces in the Crowd, SOCO GALLERY, Charlotte, NC

Intoto 7, organized by Thomas Fougeirol and Julien Carreyn, KUNSTVEREIN ROSA –LUXEMBURG–PLATZ, Berlin, DE

2018

arms ache avid aeon: Nancy Brooks Brody/Joy Episalla/Zoe Leonard/Carrie Yamaoka: fierce pussy amplified (chapters 1-4), curated by Jo-ey Tang, BEELER GALLERY, Columbus College of Art & Design, OH

Ponds and Waterfalls, curated by Julia Trotta, THE GALLERY AT MICHAELS, Santa Monica, CA

Haptic Tactics, curated by Noam Parness, Risa Puleo and Daniel Sander, LESLIE-LOHMAN MUSEUM, New York, NY

Intoto 6, organized by Thomas Fougeirol and Julien Carreyn, FONDATION RICARD, Paris, FR

2017

Knives, curated by Alyse Ronayne, In Limbo at PRACTICE GALLERY, New York, NY

In the hopes of not being considered, curated by Nick Morgan, KATE WERBLE GALLERY, New York, NY

Intoto 4, organized by Thomas Fougeirol and Julien Carreyn, ESSEX FLOWERS, New York, NY

Found: Queerness as Archeology, curated by Avram Finkelstein, LESLIE-LOHMAN MUSEUM, New York, NY

Plates of the present, so far, organized by Thomas Fougeirol and Jo-ey Tang, GALERIE PRAZ-DELAVALLADE, Paris, FR

2016

Absolute Beginners, LUCIEN TERRAS, New York, NY

More Than Lovers, More Than Friends, curated by Jo-ey Tang, CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART FUTURA, Prague, CZ

Art/AIDS/America, BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS, Bronx, NY

Plain Sight, curated by Tom McGlynn, RICHMOND CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Western Michigan University, MI

2015

Greater New York 2015, curated by Douglas Crimp, Peter Eleey, Thomas Lax and Mia Locks, MOMA PS1, Queens, NY

Art/AIDS/America, TACOMA ART MUSEUM, Tacoma, WA

Dipthong, curated by Stephen Maine and Gelah Penn, SHIRLEY FITERMAN ART CENTER, BMCC, New York, NY

Dust: The Plates of the Present, curated by Sonel Breslav, BAXTER STREET, CCNY, New York, NY

Swingers WKND, curated by Tribble and Mancenido, 2 ST. NICHOLAS AV., Brooklyn, NY

2014

Maximal/Minimal, KINZ TILLOU FINE ART, Brooklyn, NY

Das stille Leben des Sammlers Kempinski, curated by Billy Miller and Christian Siekmeier, EXILE GALLERY, Berlin, DE

Art and Activism: Kunst und politischer Aktivismus in NY, curated by Lutz Hieber and Gisela Theising, MANNHEIMER KUNSTVEREIN, Mannheim, DE

A Particular Kind of Solitude, curated by Serra Saboncuoglu, ELIZABETH STREET GARDEN, New York, NY

Full House, AEROPLASTICS CONTEMPORARY, Brussels, BE

The Last Brucennial, THE BRUCE HIGH QUALITY FOUNDATION, New York, NY

30/30 Image Archive Project, organized by Tilman, A/B/CONTEMPORARY, Zurich, CH

2013

Blow-Up, curated by Lucien Terras, 143 READE STREET, New York, NY

Clouds, curated by Adam Simon, LESLEY HELLER, New York, NY

Pour, ASYA GEISBERG GALLERY, New York, NY

Pour, LESLEY HELLER, New York, NY

Pour, curated by Elisabeth Condon and Carol Prusa, FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY, Boca Raton, FL

2012

30/30 Image Archive Project #3, organized by CCNOA, MOINS UN, Paris, FR

2011

Deep Inside, AEROPLASTICS CONTEMPORY, Brussels, BE

Driven to Abstraction, VON LINTEL GALLERY, New York, NY

2010

Monochrome (part two), GALERIE LANGE + PULT, Zurich, CH

The Alchemy of Delusion, AEROPLASTICS COMTEMPORARY, Brussels, BE

Reflective Reflexion, Carrie Yamaoka w/ Corban Walker, organized by Joy Garnett, CURATORIAL RESEARCH LAB, WINKLEMAN GALLERY, New York, NY

With Your Eyes Only, curated by CCNOA and Tilman, YUM, Brussels, BE

Movement Schmoovement, organized by Nancy Brooks Brody and Linda Matalon, LA MAMA LA GALLERIA, New York, NY

Composite Visions, curated by CCNOA and Tilman, CAN, Neuchatel, CH

Mostly Monochrome, MCKENZIE FINE ART, New York, NY

2009

With Your Eyes Only, curated by CCNOA and Tilman, KUNSTVEREIN MEDIENTURM, Graz, AT

Topographies, THE ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY, Buffalo, NY

Psychedelia Paradise, GALERIE EXPRMNTL, Toulouse, FR

Out of the Blue, curated by Joy Episalla, Joy Garnett & Amy Lipton, BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Paramus, NJ

2008

Yo, Mo’ Modernism… 2, curated by Tilman, CCNOA, Brussels, BE

Transcendent and Sublime, curated by Deborah Frizzell, SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY, Fairfield, CT

Summer Show, GALERE UNE, Auvenier, CH

Side × Side, curated by Dean Daderko, LA MAMA LA  GALLERIA, New York, NY

Diffracted Solstice, AEROPLASTICS CONTEMPORARY, Brussels, BE

Break The Rules, curated by Lutz Hieber and Gisela Theising, MANNHEIMER KUNSTVEREIN, Mannheim, DE

2007

Who Are You?, GALERIE LANGE & PULT, Zurich, CH

The Show’s So Nice, MONYA ROWE GALLERY, New York, NY

project:rendition, a collaborative project by JC2: Joy Episalla, Joy Garnett, Carrie Moyer and Carrie Yamaoka, MOMENTA ART, Brooklyn, NY

2006

Water, Water Everywhere, CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER, Virginia, VA

Here We Go, GALERIE UNE, Auvernier, CH

No Lemons, No Melon, curated by Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe, DAVID KRUT PROJECTS, New York, NY

When Artists Say We, ARTISTS SPACE, New York, NY

Out of the Blue, curated by Joy Episalla and Joy Garnett, organized by Amy Lipton, ABINGTON ART CENTER, Jenkintown, PA

Blessed are the Merciful, curated by Jerome Jacobs, FEIGEN CONTEMPORARY, New York, NY

2005

Sleigh, curated by Studio 1.1, ARTS AND BUSINESS, London, UK

The Obligation to Endure; Art and Ecology Since ‘Silent Spring’, curated by Nick Debs, NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, New York, NY

Petits Formats/Small Formats, GALERIE QUANG, Paris, FR

Shining Stars under Shining Sun, GALERIE UNE, Neuchatel, CH

Water, Water Everywhere, curated by Marilu Knode, SCOTTSDALE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Scottsdale, AZ

Extreme Abstraction, curated by Claire Schneider and Louis Grachos , ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY, Buffalo, NY

Vanishing Point, curated by Claudine Isé, THE  WEXNER CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Columbus, OH

Surfaces Paradise, curated by Rafael von Uslar, MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Arnhem, NL

2004

Live forever, or die trying (manic abstract painting now), TORCH GALLERY, Amsterdam, NL

Pulse of America, AEROPLASTICS CONTEMPORARY, Brussels, BE

2003

Without Fear or Reproach, curated by Jerome Jacobs, WITTE ZAAL, Ghent, BE

The Alumni Show, curated by Nina Felshin, WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, Middletown, CT

2002

Mirror Mirror, curated by Jane Simon, MASSMOCA, North Adams, MA

Painting as Paradox, curated by Lauri Firstenberg, ARTISTS SPACE, New York, NY

Portrait Obscured, SAN JOSE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, San Jose, CA

2001

Psychedelia, AEROPLASTICS CONTEMPORARY, Brussels, BE

Sheroes, CLAIREFONTAINE GALLERY, Luxembourg, LU

Ignoring Boundaries: Image in the Landscape, THE  FIELDS SCULPTURE PARK, Ghent, NY

2000

Snapshot, THE CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM, Baltimore, MD

Other Worlds, curated by Erika Belle, 28 WOOSTER STREET, New York, NY

1999

Distilled Life, curated by Medrie MacPhee, BARD COLLEGE, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Stars of Track and Field, DEBS & CO., New York, NY

Acrylic/Plastic, TRANS HUDSON GALLERY, New York, NY

Unbehagen der Geschlechter/Gender Trouble, curated by Lutz Heiber and Gisela Theising, NEUER AACHENER KUNSTVEREIN, Aachen, DE

1998

Bob and Wheel, DFN GALLERY, New York, NY

Skin Deep, curated by Stefanie Nagorka, 123 WATTS GALLERY, New York, NY

The Erotics of Denial, curated by Bill Arning, E.S. VANDAM, New York, NY

1997

Material Girls: Gender, Process and Abstract Art Since 1970, curated by Harmony Hammond, GALLERY 128, New York, NY

Very Large Array, DEBS & CO., New York, NY

Silence = Death, curated by Lutz Heiber and Gisela Theising, KUNSTHALLE DOMINIKAMERKIRCHE, Osnabrück, DE

1996

Geopony, ADAM GALLERY, London, UK

Graphic Responses to AIDS, VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM, London, UK

1995

Interference, LONDON ARTFORMS, London, UK

Other Rooms, Four Walls, at RONALD FELDMAN GALLERY, New York, NY

1993

New Jersey Arts Annual, NEWARK MUSEUM, Newark, NJ

Contacts/Proofs, JERSEY CITY MUSEUM, Jersey City, NJ

1991

Outrageous Desire, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, New Brunswick, NJ

Situation, curated by Nayland Blake and Pam Gregg, NEW LANGTON ARTS, San Francisco, CA

Hot Off the Press, ZIMMERLI MUSEUM, New Brunswick, NJ

Marginal Majority, AARON DAVIS HALL AT CUNY, New York, NY

Printmaking Fellowships Exhibition, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, New Brunswick, NJ

1990

Use: Anatoly Pronin, William Rodwell, Carrie Yamaoka, JERSEY CITY MUSEUM, Jersey City, NJ

Word as Image, PROCTOR ART CENTER, BARD COLLEGE, New York, NY

Queer, WESSEL O’CONNOR GALLERY, New York, NY

A Force of Repetition, curated by Alison Weld, NEW JERSEY STATE MUSEUM, Trenton, NJ

Body. Once Removed, SORKIN GALLERY, New York, NY

1989

Surfaces, HENRY FEIWEL, New York, NY

Indicators: The Word as Image, COUP DE GRACE GALLERY, Hoboken, NJ

1988

Wedding Pictures, Four Walls, WHITE COLUMNS, New York, NY

Hudson County Artists, JERSEY CITY MUSEUM, Jersey City, NJ

Four Painters, COUP DE GRACE GALLERY, Hoboken, NJ

Double Vision, curated by Fred Wilson, HALLWALLS, Buffalo, NY & LONGWOOD ARTS PROJECT, Bronx, NY

Yesterday, ASIAN AMERICAN CENTRE, New York, NY

1987

The Last Supper, LUDLOW GRAPHIC ARTS, New York, NY

Ten Chinatown, ASIAN AMERICAN ARTS CENTRE, New York, NY

1985

Christopher Engel, Joy Episalla, Carrie Yamaoka, FOUR WALLS, Hoboken, NJ

1983

Seven Painters, RAMAPO COLLEGE, Mahwah, NJ

1981

Rutgers National Drawing Show, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NJ

1980

Group Exhibition, BETTER STOLER GALLERY, New York, NY

Education

1979

BA cum laude in Studio Art with High Honors and the Ross Prize in Art, WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, Middletown, CT

1977-78

TYLER SCHOOL OF ART, Rome, IT

Grants & Fellowships

2019

JOHN SIMON GUGGENHEIM MEMORIAL FOUNDATION Fellowship

2017

Anonymous was a Woman award, AWAW FOUNDATION

2009

One-year studio residency at PAINTING SPACE 122, PS122, New York, NY

2006

FENENIN EL RAHHAL Nomadic Artists, Working Artists’ Summit, Western Desert and Cairo, EG

1998

Residency at BRAZIERS INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS WORKSHOP, Oxfordshire, UK

1995

Residency at BRAZIERS INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS WORKSHOP, Oxfordshire, UK

1990

Printmaking Fellowship, RUTGERS CENTER FOR INNOVATIVE PRINTMAKING, Rutgers University, NJ

1988

ARTMATTERS INC., New York, NY

1986

Two-month residency at YADDO, Saratoga Springs, NY

Selected Reviews & Publications

2019

Critic’s Picks: Panorama at Ulterior Gallery, by Zack Hatfield, ARTFORUM online

Review of The leaden circles dissolved in the air, by Will Heinrich, THE NEW YORK TIMES

Carrie Yamaoka recto/verso, catalogue with essay, by Nina Bozicnik, HENRY ART GALLERY, University of Washington, DC

2017

Art Once Shunned, Now Celebrated in ‘Queer Archaelogy; Queer Abstraction’, by Holland Cotter, THE NEW YORK TIMES

Interview, NOTEWORTHY MAGAZINE online

Critic’s Corner, by Andy Smith, CHARLOTTE MAGAZINE, February issue

2016

Artists and Identity, ARTFORUM, Summer issue

Interview: Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic Oral History Project, SMITHSONIAN ARCHIVES OF AMERICAN ART

2015

Art/AIDS/America, exhibition catalog, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS

Dust: The Plates of the Present, by Sonel Breslav, BLONDE ART BOOKS and SECRETARY PRESS, NYC

2014

Carrie Yamaoka; Inside Out (or… Reversible Raincoat), Zoe Leonard’s, CHINATI FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER, Vol. 19

Art Before Images, by Susan Silas; HYPERALLERGIC, April

Experiencing Carrie Yamaoka, by Rachel Small, INTERVIEW MAGAZINE ONLINE, March

Herstory Inventory: 100 Feminist Drawings by 100 Artists, by Ulrike Muller, DANCING FOXES PRESS

2013

The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won’t Want to Miss, ART IN AMERICA ONLINE, April

Pour (exhibition catalog), FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

2010

Des oeuvres-miroirs qui ne cessent d’évoluer, by Séverine Cattin, L’EXPRESS MAGAZINE: Beaux arts, Feb.

Cette semaine Carrie Yamaoka est l’autre, by Alexandre Caldara, www.les-autres.ch, Feb.

JC2, project: rendition, PUBLIC CULTURE, Vol 22, Nb 1, Winter

2008

Carrie Yamaoka à Bruxelles, by Elisabeth Lebovici, LE BEAU VICE, www.le-beau-vice.blogspot, Dec.

Un minimalisme brilliant et coloré, by Claude Lorent, LE LIBRE BELGIQUE, Nov.

SIDE × SIDE, exhibition broadside, by Dean Daderko, VISUAL AIDS

Break The Rules! Sammlungen Hieber/Theising, exhibition catalog, MANNHEIMER KUNSTVEREIN

2007

The Interiority of Surfaces, by Faye Hirsch, I will have been there after you have already arrived, exhibition catalog AEROPLASTICS CONTEMPORARY, GALERIE UNE and TORCH GALLERY

2006

Blessed Are the Merciful, by Ken Johnson, THE NEW YORK TIMES, April

2005

Abstract Generations, by Faye Hirsch, ART IN AMERICA, Oct.

Everywhere’s the Same: Nowhere in Particular, by Ken Johnson, THE NEW YORK TIMES, June

Six Notes on Vanishing’, Vanishing Point, exhibition catalog, by Hal Foster, WEXNER CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Ohio State University

Vanishing Point, exhibition catalog, by Claudine Isé,  WEXNER CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Ohio State University

2004

Review of Carrie Yamaoka , World Hotel, by Roberta Smith, THE NEW YORK TIMES, June

Pick: Carrie Yamaoka, by Kim Levin, Voice Choices, VILLAGE VOICE, June

2003

Neither Here Nor There: Mirror Mirror at Mass MoCA, by Roger Boyce, ART NEW ENGLAND, Feb-Mar.

2002

Carrie Yamaoka, Art/Galleries: Chelsea, THE NEW YORKER, June

Review of Carrie Yamaoka, by Ken Johnson, THE NEW YORK TIMES, May

Review of Carrie Yamaoka, by Robert Mahoney, TIME OUT NY, May, issue 347

Painting as Paradox; exhibition catalog, by Rachel Baum, ARTISTS SPACE

2000

Review of Carrie Yamaoka at Debs & Co, by Edward Leffingwell, ART IN AMERICA, July

(t)here; exhibition catalog, by Bill Arning, DEBS & CO, NYC

Review, by Saul Anton, NEWYORK.CITYSEARCH

Lesbian Art in America: A Contemporary History, by Harmony Hammond, RIZZOLI INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS

1999

The World, Carrie Yamaoka,THE POETRY PROJECT, NYC, issue 55

1998

Skin Deep; exhibition catalog, 123 WATTS GALLERY, NYC

Editor’s Choice: Carrie Yamaoka, by Bill Arning, BOMB, Spring, issue 63

Review of Carrie Yamaoka, by Bill Arning, TIME OUT NY, January, issue 121

Three Shows in Chelsea, Critical Review, by Jay Grimm, CREVIEW.COM

1997

Carrie Yamaoka, DEBS & CO, NYC

1996

Review of Interference, by Nicola Gray, THIRD TEXT, London, Spring, Nb 34

Review of Interference, WOMEN’S ART MAGAZINE, London, Jan-Feb.

1995

Review of Interference, by Cherry Smyth, TIME OUT LONDON, November

1990

Review, by Stephen Westfall, ART IN AMERICA, September

Review, by Peggy Cyphers, ARTS, April.

COVER, NYC, March

Public Collections

ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY, Buffalo, NY

CENTRE POMPIDOU, Paris, FR

HENRY ART GALLERY, Seattle, WA

PIZZUTI COLLECTION, Columbus OH

THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM, London