Koichi Yamamoto was born in Osaka, Japan in 1967. He moved to Dayton, Wyoming in 1983 where he recognized importance of communication through visual. Yamamoto completed his BFA at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon in 1992 then moved to Krakow, Poland for search of Lithography stones. He continued producing works in Warsaw, Poland until 1993 and attended Bratislava Academy of Fine Arts in Slovakia in 1994 to study copper engravings. In 1995, he produced monotypes in Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland. Yamamoto completed MFA at University of Alberta, Canada in 1999 and then worked as a textile designer in Fredericia, Denmark.
From 2000 to 2006, he was Assistant Professor at Utah State University in Logan, Utah and Assistant Professor at University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware. He is currently working at the University of Tennessee.
Daily: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
In Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Normal Editions Workshop 1976-2006:
Frontiers in Printmaking conference October 3, 4, & 5, 2007
Koichi Yamamoto with large roller to apply ink to a plexi glass surface for monotyp printing
Koichi Yamamoto stepping or dancing on the plates to move and manipulate the ink on the surface
Koichi Yamamoto demonstrates mark making with unconventional tools, such as this plunger, to move ink on the plate and affect the image creation process
Koichi Yamamoto with assistant Crystal Wagoner placing the large-scale plate on the press for printing
Koichi Yamamoto rolling the ink for another monotype in the background with examples of the resulting prints on the table in the foreground
large scale monotype
donated to Normal Editions