Izumi Yokoyama’s intricate line drawings and time-haunted installations explore and embrace human struggles within the context of nature. Apparitional motifs in her works are dark and transcending. The concepts are characterized by the presence of absence in her use of negative space. Yokoyama meditatively threads ephemeral and eternal, while evoking a nostalgia for the unknown.
Izumi Yokoyama is a multi-media artist who lives and works in Taos, New Mexico. Born in Niigata, Japan in 1980, Yokoyama graduated with an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. She has been showing her work in Japan and the United States for over a decade.
Image Award, Taos Fall Arts Festival, Taos, NM 2017
Successful Competittor, Washi No Shigoto Competition, IIyama, Nagano, 2007
Department Honors, Art Department, Webster University, 2005
Cecille R. Hunt Memorial Award, B.F.A. Exhibition, 2005
M.F.A., Sculpture, San Francisco Art Institute, 2009
B.F.A., Ceramics, Webster University, 2005
Izumi – A portrait by Paul O’Connor from his latest TAOS CHARACTERS VOLUME V.