New Light & Shadow sculpture on view at GRAM

A new light & shadow sculpture by Kumi Yamashita, Origami 25, is now on view at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.  The artwork creates the profiles of 25 local residents in shadow using a single light bulb and 25 sheets of origami paper. It is one of 13 works exhibited in the group show entitled “GRAM Selects” which includes artists Lucia Eames, Timothy Cleary, Sky Pape, Filippo Tagliati and Carol Van Swol Prusa amongst others. Origami 25 will remain on view at GRAM through October 6th, 2013.      ... Read The Rest →

Constellation – Mana chosen as Finalist

The National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. has chosen Kumi Yamashita’s entry, Constellation – Mana, as a finalist in their Outwin Boochever Portrait Competiton. The competition, which is held triennially and is the first national portrait competition to be held in the United States, asks artists to create a “portrait” from a living individual with whom they have had direct contact. Artists may use any medium. Ms. Yamashita’s winning entry is a portrait of her niece comprised of a wooden panel painted white, approximately 10,000 tiny... Read The Rest →

Origami to show at GRAM Sept 13th – Oct 7th

A large scale work of Origami will be shown at the Grand Rapids Art Museum from September 13th – October 7th. This light & shadow sculpture will incorporate the profiles of approximately 100 residents of Grand Rapids.

New work part of Smithsonian exhibition

Kumi Yamashita’s latest shadow work, Untitled (Child), opens at the International Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. as part of the Math Alive! exhibition. MathAlive! is designed to inspire, spark the imagination, and to reveal not only math at work, but the endless possibilities of math in the everyday world. The exhibit will run at the Smithsonian until June 3rd, and will then move to the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix. Over the next few years it will travel to 8 more museums in the United States and... Read The Rest →