Carrie Yamaoka (b. 1958) works in what the artist refers to as the expanded field of painting. As an artist, Yamaoka investigates issues of subjectivity, authorship, visibility and perception. Her practice embraces error and defect, the slippage of material protocols, negotiations with chance, and the trajectories that follow from engaging in and breaking the rules of process.
Yamaoka’s work is currently featured in a solo exhibition, recto/verso, at the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington in Seattle. She was also recently included in a two-artist exhibition at Albertz Benda in New York, Thomas Fougeirol & Carrie Yamaoka: a crack in everything. The artist is a recipient of a 2019 John Simon Guggenheim Fine Arts Fellowship. Yamaoka has also participated in Greater New York 2015 at MoMA/PS1, and in exhibitions at the Mannheimer Kunstverein, CAN Neuchatel, MMKA, the Wexner Center, the Albright-Knox, Mass MOCA and Artists Space, among other venues. She has had solo exhibitions at Debs & Co, Paul Kasmin, Lucien Terras, SOCO Gallery, and Storefront Bushwick in New York.
Her work has been featured and reviewed in Artforum, the New York Times, Hyperallergic, Interview and Art in America. Roberta Smith of the New York Times wrote: “her efforts intimate a rejuvenation of Minimalism, spurred by new materials, more refined techniques and fresh ideas.” Ken Johnson, also in the New York Times, called her work “a seductive marriage of voluptuous materialism and rigorous formalism.” Yamaoka currently lives and works in New York, New York.