Project Description

b. 1951, Nagasaki, Japan

Neoromantic painter Hiro Yokose fuses multiple layers of wax and oil paint to create mysterious, veiled landscapes illuminated with flashes of light in the sky and reflections on the water. His works are elegant landscapes that impart the viewer with a sense of contemplation and stillness.  His technique involves a unique layering of beeswax and oil paint giving his work the incredibly rich sense of depth and texture.  Yokose’s painting style evokes a traditional Japanese painting aesthetic of delicate, lyrical greens, browns, and blues, yet the atmospheric works posses their won sense of serenity and postmodernist balance between painterly abstraction and representation.   The new work is punctuated with warmer golden casts of light to elicit pure and tranquil moments of luminosity and space.  Playing with the viewer’s perception Yokose’s sensual works invite engagement in a simultaneous experience of recognition and mystery.

Hiro Yokose’s work is included in many public collections including San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Goldman Sachs and Co., San Francisco, CA; Microsoft, Redmond, WA; Boeing Corp., Chicago, IL; TransAmerica Corporation, San Francisco, CA; Prudential, New York, NY; and Citibank, New York, NY.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016
Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2012
Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle, WA
2011
Winston Watcher Fine Art, New York, NY
2010
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
2009
Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2008
Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle, WA
2008
Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2007
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
2007
Winston Wachter Fine Art, New York, NY
2007
Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2005
Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle, WA
2005
Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005
Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2005
Bentley Project, Phoenix, AZ
2004
Winston Wachter Fine Art, New York, NY
2004
Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2004
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
2003
Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003
Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2002
Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle, WA
2002
Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2002
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
2001
Winston Wachter Mayer Fine Art, New York, NY
2001
Benetly Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2001
Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000
Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000
SOMA Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1999
Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle, WA
1999
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1999
Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1998
Stephen Haller, New York, NY
1998
Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
1998
Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1997
Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY
1997
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1997
C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
1996
Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
1996
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1996
Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY
1995
Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
1995
Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY
1994
Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY
1994
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1993
Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009
Natural Visions, Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle, WA
2007
The Last Seduction, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006
Art Chicago 2006, Chicago, IL
2006
Sliding Scale, Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, NY
2006
Please do not touch, Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, NY
2005
Art Chicago 2005, Chicago, IL
2005
Art London, London, England
2005
Aqua Art Miami, Winston Wächter Fine Art, Miami Beach, FL
2004
San Francisco Art Fair, San Francisco, CA
2004
Art Chicago 2004, Chicago, IL
2004
Art London, London, England
2003
San Francisco Art Fair, San Francisco, CA
2003
Art London, London, England
2003
Art Chicago 2003, Chicago, IL
2002
San Francisco Art Fair, San Francisco, CA
2002
Art Chicago 2002, Chicago, IL
2001
San Francisco Art Fair, San Francisco, CA
2001
Art Chicago 2001, Chicago, IL
2000
San Francisco Art Fair, San Francisco, CA
2000
Art Chicago 2000, Chicago, IL
2000
Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000
Winston Wächter Fine Art, Seattle, WA
1999
Knoxville Art Museum, Knoxville, TN
1999
The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
1999
Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha NE
1999
Catherine Clark Gallery San Francisco, CA
1999
SOMA Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1999
Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID
1999
Art Chicago 1999, Chicago, IL
1999
San Francisco Art Fair
1998
Art Chicago 1998, Chicago, IL
1998
San Francisco Art Fair
1998
The Armory Show, The Art Dealers Assoc., New York, NY
1998
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
1998
Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998
Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID
1998
SOMA gallery La Jolla CA
1998
Bentley gallery Scottsdale AZ
1997
Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
1997
Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR
1997
Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997
Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1997
Stephen Heller Gallery, New York, NY
1997
The Armory Show, The Art Dealers Assoc., New York, NY
1997
Tamaya Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1997
Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA
1997
Art Chicago 1997, Chicago, IL
1997
Santa Fe Art Fair, Santa Fe, NM
1997
Gramercy Art Fair, New York, NY
1997
Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1997
Summer 1997, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
1996
A Body of Art, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL
1996
The Armory Show, The Art Dealers Assoc., New York, NY
1996
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1996
Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY
1996
New Voices, New Visions, Kennedy Museum of American Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH
1996
Tamaya Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1996
Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1996
Art Chicago 1996, Chicago, IL
1996
Medium Rare, Round Table Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York, NY
1996
Artists in NY, Galerie Alejandro Sales, Barcelona, Spain
1996
Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY
1996
The Armory show, The Art Dealers Assoc., New York, NY
1996
Members Gallery Exhibition, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY
1996
Tamaya Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1996
Black and White Art since the Sixties, The Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY
1996
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA,
1995
Art 1995, Chicago, IL
1994
Paintings from NJ collections, NJ Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
1994
Wax, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, NY
1994
Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY
1994
Invitational 1994, Little John Sternau Gallery, New York, NY
1994
Gallery Artists, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1994
The Armory Show, The Art Dealers Assoc., New York, NY
1994
Small Works, NYU Washington Square East Galleries, New York, NY
1994
Primarily Paint, Texas A& M University Gallery, College Station, TX
1994
Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY
1994
Art Chicago 1994, Chicago, IL
1994
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1993
Tamaya Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1993
Primarily Paint, Texas A & M University Gallery, College Station, TX
1993
Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY
1993
Art Chicago 1993, Chicago, IL
1993
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1993
American Bible Society Gallery, New York, NY
1992
Primarily Paint, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX
1992
Small Works International, Amos Eno Gallery, New York, NY
1988
Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
 
COLLECTIONS
Boeing Corp., Chicago, IL
Citibank, New York, NY
Exxon Corp., TX
Fidelity Invest. Corp., Boston, MA
Goldman Sachs and Co., San Fransico, CA
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Lincoln Nat’l Corp., Fort Wayne, IN
Kennedy Museum of American Art, OH
Marnell Corrao, Las Vegas, NV
Miami Dade College, Florida
Microsoft, Redmond, WA
Purdential, New York, NY
The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Washington D.C
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
TransAmerica Corporation, San Francisco, CA
Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
 
PUBLICATIONS
2003
Artner, Alan. Hiro Yokose, The Chicago Tribune, 2003
2002
Hrbacek, Mary. The New York Art World, 2002
2001
Johnson, Ken. The New York Times, 2001
1999
Pincus, Robert L. Intriguing Wax Art, fires the Imagination, The Union Tribune, 1999
1998
Buchholz, Barbara. Chicago Tribune, 1998
1998
Reena, Jason. Asian Art News, 1998
1998
Brook, Mason. Report of the ADDA’s Tenth Anniversary Art Show, The Art Newspaper, 1998
1997
Torri, Vic. Paintings, New York Art, 1997
1997
Dorsey, John. The Illuminating Use of Light, The Baltimore Sun, May 1997
1997
Callum, Jerry. Four Young Artists Aimed at the Stars, Journal Constitution, 1997
1996
Caruso, Andrea. The Athens News, 1996
1996
McQuaid, Cate. Hiro Yokose, The Boston Globe, 1996
1996
Melrod, George. Small Wonders, Art & Antiques, 1996
1996
Buchholz, Barbara B. Hiro Yokose at Gallery A, The Chicago Tribune, 1996
1996
Steiner, Katja. New York Art-Hiro Yokose, Novalis (Switzerland), 1996
1996
Deyneka, Elisa. Essence and Persuasion, Artvoice, 1996
1996
Parcellin, Paul. Hiro Yokose: New Paintings, Art New England, 1996
1996
Raynor, Vivian. Mysterious Abstractions, The New York Times, 1996
1996
Stapen, Nancy. New Talent at Alpha, The Boston Globe, 1996

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