Artist Michiko Yao is in residence in the 18th Street Arts Center Project Room from January 3rd through March 31st. Michiko is a recipient of the 2012 Visions from the New California Award supported by the Alliance of Artist Communities. Continuing 18th Street’s approach of presenting its galleries as artist laboratories, Michiko will produce new photo and video works and host several open studio nights to dialog about her practice.
Feel free to join her on the following Thursday evenings from 4 pm to 7 pm: January 26th, February 2nd, 11th and 23rd, and March 8th and 22nd. Born in Osaka, Japan, Michiko is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the psychology behind unique social behaviors and fantasies of Japanese women, and the relationship of Western and Japanese imperialism. For more information on her work visit: www.michikoyao.com