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Carrie Yamaoka

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Carrie Yamaoka (b. 1957, Glen Cove; lives and works in New York) received a BA from Wesleyan University (1979) and attended the Tyler School of Art, Rome (1977-78). She is a founding member of the queer art collective fierce pussy. Solo exhibitions have been held at Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown (2023); Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles (2023, 2020); Ulterior Gallery, New York (2019); Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (2019); and Lucien Terras, New York (2017). Selected group exhibitions have been held at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2023); i8 Gallery, Reykjavik (2021); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2020); Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2019); Transmitter, New York (2019); Albertz Benda, New York (2019); Participant Inc, New York (2019); Kunstverein Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin (2019); Columbus College of Art and Design (2018); Leslie-Lohman Museum, New York (2018, 2017); Fondation Ricard, Paris (2018); Galerie Crevecoeur, Marseille (2018); Center for Contemporary Art Futura, Prague (2016); and MoMA PS1, Queens (2015). Yamaoka is a recipient of John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2019), Anonymous Was A Woman Award (2017), Rutgers Center for Innovative Printmaking Fellowship (1990), and Art Matters Foundation Grant (1988). Yamaoka has participated in residencies at Painting Space 122, New York (2009); Fenenin El-Rahhal, White Desert (2006); Braziers International Artists Workshop, Oxfordshire (1998, 1995); and Yaddo, Saratoga Springs (1986).


Yamaoka’s work is in the collections of The Art Institute of Chicago; Sunpride Foundation, Hong Kong; and the Whitney Museum of American Art.