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Bruce Yonemoto

Bruce Yonemoto

Professor of Art University of California, Irvine


University of California Berkeley, BA 1967-1972
 Otis Art Institute, MFA 1977-1979
 Sokei Bijitsu Gakko (Sokei Art Institute), Tokyo Japan 1972-1975 Colorado State University 1969-1970

Video and Films (selected)
2012 Blood Red Waratah
2010 Before I Close My Eyes, HD video projection
2008 Simulations, HD digital projection with Rapid Prototype Model
2007 Sounds Like the Sound of Music, color video projection, surround sound, Papa, 16 minutes, color sound
2000 Made in Hollywood, 56:12 min, color, sound
1999 The Time Machine, 16mm film loop, b/w
1996 Japan in Paris in L.A., 16mm film, 30 min, color, sound 1992 ahistory, 60 sec, color, sound
1988 Blinky, 15:30 min, color, sound
1986 Kappa, 26 min, color, sound
1984 Vault, 11:45 min, color, sound,Spalding Gray's Map of L.A., 27:40 min, color, sound
1982 Green Card: An American Romance, 79:15 min, color, sound,1980 Garage Sale II, 30 min, color sound Romanic, 10 min, color sound,1979 An Impotent Metaphor, 42:54 min, color, sound, Based on Romance, 24:15 min, color, sound,1976 Garage Sale, 16mm feature film 90 min, color, sound

Selected One and Two--Person Exhibitions

2016  “Re-Corded History,” by Delicious Taste*
         *Delicious Taste is a collaboration by Bruce Yonemoto and Grant Levy-Doolittle

2015 “Survey Show” (Retrospective), Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taiwan, Hales Gallery, London, Great Britain

2013 “Vault” Univeristy of Texas, Austin

2012 “you can’t step in the same river twice: a survey of recent works by Bruce Yonemoto” The Art Gallery Kanazawa College of Art (Retrospective) (catalogue)

2012 Bruce and Norman Yonemoto ‘80’s Videos (Retrospective) Dirty Looks: A Monthly Platform for Queer Experimental Film and Video, New York, NY (brochure)

2012 “Spaced Out” Solo Exhibition, the University of Sydney Museum of Art, Sydney, Australia

2011 LA><ART, Los Angeles, California (Retrospective) Retrospective of Soap Operas and  installations by Bruce Yonemoto, Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, Getty Museum of Art

2010 St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri “Currents” Alexander Gray & Associates, New York, “Beyond South”

White Flag Projects, St. Louis, Missouri “Three Short Films by Bruce Yonemoto” Diorama Projects, Hong Kong

2009 Gallerie Quynh Contemporary Art. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam “North South East West”, Survey Retrospective
Bolksky Gallery, Otis Art Institute, “Simulations II”

2008 Alexander Gray & Associates, New York
Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA “Simulations”

Los Angeles FILMFORUM , “Retrospective of Works”
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum “Sounds Like the Sound of Music” The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA “Papa”

2007 Orange County Museum of Art, “Survey of Works from the 1980’s”
2006 Solo Project, Art Cologne, Open Space, “Papa” Convento de Santo Domingo,

Qorikancha, Cuzco, Peru, GrayKapernekas Gallery, NY,
2003 Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, LemonSky Projects, Los Angeles, Whitechapel Art Gallery

Whitechapel ,London, England
2002 "Naturlichkeit", Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria “The 47th Corcoran Biennial, Washington D.C.,

“Spinning” MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge MA
2001 "The 59th Minute: Video Art on the Times Square Astrovision," Creative Time, New

York, NY
"Screen Gems," The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Kansas City, MO (cat.)
"The Time Machine," Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
"Bruce Yonemoto: Disappearance of Memory," Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

1999 "Bruce Yonemoto: Disappearance of Memory," ICC Intercommunication Center, Tokyo (catalogue)

Bruce and Norman Yonemoto: Memory, Matter and Modern Romance," Japanese

American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Karin Higa), (catalogue) 1998 Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1997 Casey Kaplan, New York, NY
1995 "Bruce and Norman Yonemoto: Three Installations," Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH

Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
1994 Espaco Cultural Sergio Porto, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1993 “Disintegration,” Kim Light Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Three Locations/Three Points of View" (with John Baldessari), Santa

Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
1992 “Land of Projection," Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Los Angeles, CA

United States Information Center, American Embassy, Tokyo, Japan 1991 Institute of North American Studies, Barcelona, Spain

“A History of Clouds,” UCLA Film Archives, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
Kunstverein, Saarbrucken, Germany

“A History of Clouds,” ZDF Television, Germany
1980 “Based on Romance,” Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

“Garage Sale II,” Pacific Film Archives, University of California, Berkeley, CA


Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Echo Park Film Center

2014 “Home Away”, curated by Kris Kuramitsu, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, “The Avant-Garde Collection, OCMA, Newport Beach, CA , “My Desire: Doug Ischar/Bruce and Norman Yonemoto”, LACE, Hollywood

2012-2014, “Mike Kelley Retrospective”, “KAPPA”, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Centre Pompidou, Paris, MoMA PS1, New York, MOCA, Los Angeles

2013 “The Whole Earth. California and the Disappearance of the Outside”, curated by Diedrich Diederichsen and Anselm Franke, aus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

2012 “Sight Specific: LACPS and the Politics of Community” University of Southern California's Fisher Museum, curated by Tim Wride, Refocus: Multicutural Focus, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica California

2012 “Refocus: Multicultural Focus” Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, Arena Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (catalogue)

2012 “Mike Kelley Tribute”, Tate Modern, London, England

2012 “Fiction Artists”, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona

2012 “Landmarks Video” Landmarks, University of Texas, Austin

2012 “Blind Cut”, Marlborough Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY

2012 “Made in Hollywood”, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

2012 “Kappa”, Videoex Festival, Zurich, Switzerland

 2012 “Drawing the Line: Japanese American Art, Design and Activism in Post-War Los Angeles, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA (brochure)

2012 “Arquivo Aberto” Sergio Porto 1983-1997, Espacio Cultural Municipal Sergio Porto, Rio de Janerio, Brazil

2012 “Videos with Mike Kelley” “Kappa”, Wako Works of Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2012 (repeat screening) “Industry Town: The Avant-Garde and Hollywood”, Cinefamily and the Los Angeles Film Forum

2012 “Environmates”, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Banners printed by Freeman Editions

2012 “Hyper-Modern Post-Alter-Anti” at the Bonaventure curated by Cindy Smith, College Arts Assoiciation and the Westin Bonaventure

2012 “Fix-It-Up-Too” presented by SASSAS, Blum and Poe Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012 “Day With(out) Art: World Aids Day” l.a. Eyeworks, Los Angeles, CA

2011 Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA. “Under the
Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981” (catalogue)
“Drawing the Line: Japanese American Art, Design & Activism in Post –
War Los Angeles”, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA “Industry Town: The Avant-Garde and Hollywood”, Los Angeles Filmforum, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)

2011 Museum of Modern Art, New York, “Drama Queens: The Soap Opera in Experimental and Independent Cinema”

Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California, “Sympathetic Magic”, curated by Catherine Taft, Pasadena, CA (catalogue)

2010 Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA. “The Artist’s Museum”

San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA. “Plastic Life”
Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY. “Migrating Forms” oneaspace/DIORAMA PROJECTS, Hong Kong , “Simulated Alternate Realities”
I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. “Professor Dialogues”
l.a. Eyeworks, Los Angeles, CA. “Day Without Art/World Aids Day” Art Basel Miami Beach-Art Video Program

2009 UCR/California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA. “Mediated” (catalogue) Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. “The Moving Image:
Scan to Screen, Pixel to Projection”
Arko Art Center, Seoul, Korea

San Diego State University, “Animal Kingdom”

2008 “California Video”, Getty Research Institute. (catalogue) Gwangju Biennale, Korea (photographs) (catalogue)

LA, “20 Years Ago Today”, Getty Foundation and the California Community Foundation. (catalogue) “I-Dentity @ UMKC Fine Art Gallery”, KC, MO.
” Hotbed: Video Cultivation Beside the Getty Gardens”. The Getty Center LA
MAX ART FEST (Zagreb, Croatia)

Art Gallery of Hamilton (Hamilton, Canada).
“California Video Screening Series”, The Getty Research Center Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia (permanent collection)


Permanent Collections

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2014)

University of Texas, Austin (2013)

Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA), Los Angeles

UCLA Hammer Museum

Whitney Museum of Art

Norton Family Foundation

Fonds National d'Art Contemporain (National Collection of France)

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Donnell Library Collections, New York, NY

La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Kansas

San Diego Museum of Art


Committee, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, grants committee