ABOUT
  1. copper engraving
    copper engraving
  2. Engraving
    Engraving
  3. Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, TX
    Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, TX
  4. Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, TX
    Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, TX
  5. Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, TX
    Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, TX
  6. Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, TX
    Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, TX
  7. Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, TX
    Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, TX
  8. Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, TX
    Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, TX
  9. Engraving
    Engraving
  10. printing
    printing
  11. inking
    inking
  12. engraving
    engraving
  13. Inking plate
    Inking plate
  14. Monotype
    Monotype
  15. printing
    printing
Koichi Yamamoto is an artist who merges traditional and contemporary techniques so as to develop unique and innovative approaches to the language of printmaking. His prints explore issues of the sublime, memory, and atmosphere. Koichi has worked at many scales, from small and meticulously engraved copper plates to large monotypes.
 
He completed a BFA at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon and then moved to Krakow, Poland, later he studied engraving at the Bratislava Academy of Fine Arts in the Slovak Republic. Koichi also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland and completed an MFA at the University of Alberta, Canada. In addition he has worked as a textile designer in Fredericia, Denmark.
 
Koichi has exhibited internationally. He has taught at Utah State University and the University of Delaware and is currently an Associate Professor at University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
 
Education
 
1999 Master of Fine Arts Degree University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta Canada
1995 Poznan Academy of Art, Poznan, Poland
1994 Bratislava Academy of Art, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
1992 Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon USA
 
1-3 Person Exhibitions
 
2018 Stanislaus State University Gallery, Turlock, California 
2018 Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, Texas
2017 Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, Texas
2017 Hanorver College, Hanover, Indiana
2016 Edwin Mookini Library, University of Hawaii Hilo
2016 Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, Texas
2015 Walters State Community Collage, Morristown, Tennessee
2015 Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, Texas
2014 Artist Image Resource Gallery, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
2014 Cracker Factory, Geneva, New York
2014 SNAP Gallery Edmonton, Canada
2012 Yakushima Island Environmental and Cultural Village Center, Yakushima, Japan
2011 In Balance Three Printmakers from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville           
          University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
2011 Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery, Coker College, Hartsville, South Carolina
2010 Space 204 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
2009 Hite Art Center, University of Louisville, Kentucky
2009 Walker Gallery, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Nebraska
2008 Conkling Gallery, Minnesota State University Mankato, Minnesota
2008 University of Zielona Gora, Poland
2007 Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
2007 Brookhaven College, Dallas, Texas
2006 Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
2004 Autzen Gallery Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
2002 Department of Visual Arts, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
2001 Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
2000 Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, Utah
1999 Illinois State University Gallery, Normal, Illinois
1999 FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta Canada
1998 O Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1996 Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1996 Szynkiewicz Museum, Poznan, Poland
1995 Galleria Miejska w Mosine, Poznan, Poland
1995 Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1994 Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1993 Galleria Sytuacji, Krakow, Poland
1992 Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, Oregon
 
Juried Group Exhibitions
 
2018 Impact 10 Enquentro, Santander, Spain
2017 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Bradbury Art Museum, Jonesboro, Arkansas
2016 Pacific States Biennial North American Print Exhibition, University fo Hawaii, Hilo
2016 International Biennial Print Exhibition 2016 ROC, Taichung, Taiwan
2016 MGNE 4th National Exhibition, Attleboro, Massachusetts
2016 ŁODŻ PRINTS International Print Biennale, Łodż, Poland
2015 SGCI members traveling exhibition, Knoxville, Tennessee
2012 MAPC Members Juried Exhibit, Arts Council of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau, Missouri
2010 Janet Turner National Print Competition, Chico, California
2009 The Stream of International Prints Exhibition, Alvarosiza Hall, Anyang, South Korea
2009 Pacific Lutheran University national Print Exhibition, Tacoma, Washington
2009 22nd Parkside National Small Print exhibition, University of Wisconsin Parkside (award)
2008 Monotype Guild of New England National Exhibition, Attleboro Arts Museum
          Attleboro, Massachusetts (2nd prize)
2008 Janet Turner National Print Competition, Chico, California (award)
2007 Purdue University Sixty Square Inches National Small Print Exhibition (award)
2007 The Boston Printmakers 2007 North American Print Biennial, Emmanuel College,
          Boston, Massachusetts (award)
2006 Print Arts Northwest, Portland, Oregon
2006 7th Bharat Bhavan International Biennial Print Art New Delhi, India (award)
2006 27th, Annual Paper in particular national Exhibition, Columbia College, Missouri
2006 Impressit Print Exhibition, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Minnesota
2006 Pacific States Biennial National Exhibition, University of Hawaii at Hilo (award)
2006 19th Parkside National Small Print exhibition, University of Wisconsin Parkside
2005 4th Lessedra World Art Print Exhibition, National Palace Of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria
2005 Florida Printmakers 14th national Exhibition, University of Miami,
2005 Delta National Small Print Exhibition, Arkansas State University,
2005 Small Form Grafiki, Polska-Lodz 2005, Lodz, Poland
2005 18th Parkside National Small Print exhibition, University of Wisconsin Parkside
2004 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Arkansas State University, (award)
2004 3rd Lessedra World Art Print Exhibition, National Palace Of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria
2003 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Arkansas State University, (award)
2002 Small Form Grafiki, Polska-Lodz 2002, Lodz, Poland
2002 Janet Turner 4th National Print Competition & Exhibition,
          California State University, Chico, California (award)
2001 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Arkansas State University, (award)
2001 Purdue University Sixty Square Inches National Small Print Exhibition,
1999 Ljubljana International Print Exhibition, Slovania
1998 International Print Triennial in Kanagawa, Japan
1997 KPMG Print Exhibition, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (award)
1997 International Print Exhibition, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
 
Invitational Group Exhibitions
 
2018 Tribuna Graphics Art Museum of Cluji-Napoca, Romania
2018 Penland Gallery, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina
2017 Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
2016 Introductions: Davidson Galleries, Seattle, Washington
2016 Pull- Invitational Printmaking Exhibition, Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina
2016 Statement on nature: A Survey of Printmaking Today: Maui Arts & Cultural Center Kahului, Hawaii
2015 Tucson National Print Invitational, Tucson, Arizona
2015-16 Leonardo Sciascia Amateur d’estampes
         Palermo, Fabriano, Florence, Venice and Milan, Italy
2014 International Printmakers Invitational/ Print Austin, Texas
2013 7th Douro Biennial Global Print, Alijo, Portugal
2013 Size Matters University of Alberta Museum, Edmonton, Canada
2012 Blair Cliff Review Exhibition, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa
2010 Frogman’s workshop, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota
2009 Art Scapes, Knoxville Art Museum, Knoxville, Tennessee
2009 The Art of Contemporary University Printmaking in 2009, Fire House Gallery,
          Louisville, Georgia
2009 Wunderkammer, Southern Graphics Print Council Conference, Chicago, IL
2009 International Collaboration/Global Implications Southern Graphics Print Council
          Conference, Chicago, IL
2009 Migratory Adaptations, Southern Graphics Print Council Conference, Chicago, IL
2009 Ex-Libris and Global Implications of Contemporary Political Discourse, Southern Graphics
          Print Council Conference, Chicago, IL
2008 Beyond Surface, Mid America Print Council Conference, Fargo, North Dakota
2008 Wood Cut Portfolio, Mid America Print Council Conference, Fargo, North Dakota
2008 Frogman’s workshop University of South Dakota, Vermilion, South Dakota
2008 Art Scapes, Knoxville Art Museum, Knoxville, Tennessee
2007 Ballyhaise Framed, Cavan County, Ireland
2007 Cultural Evolution & Diffusion Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph Missouri
2006 Hilo National Invitational Exhibition, University of Hawaii at Hilo
2006 The University of Dallas National Print Invitational, Haggerty Gallery, Irving, Texas
2005 Salt Lake Assembled Printmakers Exhibition, Patrick Moore Gallery,
          Salt Lake City,Utah
2005 On the Edge/ IMPACT-KONTAKT Universitat der Kunste, Berlin, Germany
2004 The University of Dallas National Print Invitational, Haggerty Gallery, Irving, Texas
2003 Line of Site/ Southern Graphics Conference Sharman Gallery of the Boston University
          College of Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
2003 the Janet Turner National Print Competition Purchase Award from 1995-2003 Exhibition,
          Shasta College Art Gallery, Redding, California
2003 USU Art Guild /Examining Urban and Rural Displacement Exhibition Logan, Utah
2000 Line of Site University of Alberta 25 years of Printmaking, Prague, Czech Republic
2000 Verdenskunst, Kunstsalen Fredericia, Denmark
2000 The 2nd Tama International Print Exhibition Canada-Japan Tama, Japan
2000 Line of Site University of Alberta 25 years of Printmaking,
          Musashino Art University Tokyo, Japan
 
Permanent Public Collections
 
Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho
University of Hawaii at Hilo
Bradbury Gallery, College of Fine Arts, Arkansas State University
Vivian & Gordon Gilkey Graphic Center, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
The University of Alberta Museum & Collection, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan Utah
 
Honors
 
2017 Art Print Residence, Barcelona, Spain
2017 Artist-in-Residence, Joshua Tree Nationa Park Lost Horse Cabin, Twenty Nine Palms, California
2017 Artist-in-Residence, Double Dog Dare Studio, Kalaheo Kauai, Hawaii
2016 Honorable mention Award: ŁODŻ PRINTS International Print Biennale, Łodż, Poland
2016 Material Award: MGNE 4th National Exhibition, Attleboro, Massachusetts
2016 Special Mention Award: Leonardo Sciascia Amateur d’estampes Milan, Italy
2015 Commission work: Senayan Square Fairmont Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia
2011 Commission work: Ufficio di Architettura Torino, Italy Project Alghunaim house Kuwait City
2011 Jury for 83rd Honolulu Printmakers Exhibition, Honolulu, Hawaii
2010 Artist-in-Residence Anderson’s Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, Colorado
2009 Purchase Award 22nd Parkside National Small Print exhibition, University of Wisconsin
          Parkside
2008 2nd prize- Monotype Guild of New England National Exhibition, Attleboro Arts Museum
          Attleboro, Massachusetts
2008 Purchase Award- Janet Turner National Print Competition, Chico, California
2007 Honorable mention award- Purdue University Sixty Square Inches National Small Print
          Exhibition
2007 Purchase Award- The Boston Printmakers 2007 North American Print Biennial,
          Emmanuel College, Boston, Massachusetts
2006 Honorable mention award- 7th Bharat Bhavan International Biennial Print Art New Delhi,
          India
2006 Purchase Award- Pacific States Biennial national Print Exhibition, University of Hawaii
          at Hilo
2004 Purchase Award- Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Arkansas State University
2003 Purchase Award- Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Arkansas State University
2002 Purchase Award-Janet Turner 4th National Print Competition & Exhibition,
          California State University, Chico, California
2001 Purchase Award- Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Arkansas State University
2000 Grand Prize- Fredericia Tablecloth Design Competition, Fredericia, Denmark
1997 Grand Prize- KPMG Print Exhibition, Edmonton, Alberta Canada
1992 Robert Wiener Research award, Portland, Oregon
1992 Gordon Gilkey award for printmaking, Portland, Oregon
1991 Grand Prize- Intel PCED Art Contest, Portland, Oregon
 
Public Lectures
 
2019 East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina 
2018 Stanislaus State University, Turlock, California
2018 Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee
2018 Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
2016 Visiting Artist at Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
2016 Visiting Artist at Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana
2016 Visiting Artist at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
2015 Visiting Artist at University of North Carolina Charlotte
2015 Visiting Artist at Ohio State University
2013 Visiting Artist at Ball State University, Indiana
2013 Visiting Artist at Bowling Green State University, Ohio
2012 Visiting Artist at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Doha, Qatar
2012 Visiting Artist at Brookhaven Collage, Dallas, Texas
2012 Visiting Artist at Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, Illinois
2011 Visiting Artist at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
2011 University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
2011 Honolulu Printmakers, Honolulu, Hawaii
2010 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2010 Kyoto City University of Art, Kyoto, Japan
2009 Visiting Artist at University of Louisville, Kentucky
2009 Panel Presentation “Migratory Adaptations” Southern Graphics Print Council
          Conference, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois
2008 Visiting Artist at Minnesota State University Mankato, Minnesota
2008 Academy of Fine Arts, Poznan, Poland
2007 Frontier in Printmaking Conference at Illinois State University,
          Monotype Demonstration.
2007 Visiting Artist at Washington University, St Louis, Missouri
2005 Visiting Artist at University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
2005 University of Utah Museum of Art, Salt Lake City, Utah
2004 Visiting Artist at Brookhaven College, Dallas, Texas
2004 Visiting Artist at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
2004 Visiting Artist at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon
2003 Visiting Artist at University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
2002 Visiting Artist at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
2002 Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon
2001 Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon
2001 Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
 
Workshops

2018 Art Print Residence, Barcelona, Spain
2018 Hui No`eau Visual Arts Center, Makawao, Hawaii
2018 Penland School of Craft, Penland, North Carolina 
2017 Hui No`eau Visual Arts Center, Makawao, Hawaii
2016 Frogman’s Print & Paper Workshop, Vermillion, South Dakota
2016 Hui No`eau Visual Arts Center, Makawao, Hawaii
2016 Double Dog Dear Studio, Kalaheo, Hawaii
2015 Saltgrass Printmakers, Salt Lake City, Utah
2014 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
2012 Saltgrass Printmakers, Salt Lake City, Utah
2012 Brookhaven Collage, Dallas, Texas
2011 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
2011 Honolulu Printmakers workshop, Honolulu, Hawaii
2010 Frogman’s Print & Paper Workshop, Vermillion, South Dakota
2009 Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut
2009 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
2009 Anderson’s Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, Colorado
2008 Frogman’s Print & Paper Workshop, Vermillion, South Dakota
 
Publications
 
2015 Point Suite Contemporary Art Book, AI Production, New York, NY
2013 Eleven Eleven 15: a journal of literature and art, California College of the Arts, San Francisco,            
         California
2012 Blair Cliff Review Exhibition: Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa