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Library Services - ART GALLERY


June 1 – 27
Save Our Planet
Water is Our Life
Paintings by Yoko Komori Olson






Born and raised in Kyoto, Japan. Her early Arts education included private lessons under Professor Meiji Matsushita, Kyoto City Art Institute University and Japanese Calligraphy by Master Kodo Akiyama. After she moved to New York in 1995, Yoko studied at F.I.T. (State University of New York) and earned Associate of Art and Science Degrees (AAS) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degrees. Yoko studied English language from Notre Dame All Girls Catholic School in Kyoto and Kansai Foreign Languages College in Japan.

After she graduated from FIT, in 1998, Yoko's signature group of people painting titled "FDNY" (4ft x 3ft), described New York Firefighters in action, is on permanent display at The New York City Fire Museum on Spring Street in SOHO. She joined Sotheby's Auction House, worked as an antique furniture restorer. She painted "Sotheby's Restoration", which inspired her intense antique restoration at Sotheby’s, which is expert works of Art and Science, became one of Sotheby's Restoration Company Collections.

Yoko's art works have been shown in New York Galleries from SOHO to Madison Avenue, and out to the affluent and exclusive community of South Hampton, and in Japan. And Her art works are showing on online.

Ms. Komori Olson is a Japanese Artist with an extraordinarily talent. She is not typical Japanese woman; she has great communication skills, and powerful energy and passion for Arts. She went through hard time in her life, but her smile has given us happiness. If you have a chance to meet Yoko, she will tell you her life experience. You will find it difficult not to be drawn in by her endless energy and ambition.
For more information about Yoko Komori Olson, please contact below information

Email: yoko@yokokomoriolson.com




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Education:
May 2000 - Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY), New York
B.F.A. Degree, A.A.S. Degree

Kansai Foreign Language College, Osaka, JAPAN AAS - Degree English Major

Private drawing lessons - instructed by Professor Matsushita.

Accreditations:

1998 painting title: FDNY
On permanent display at New York City Fire Museum in SOHO, NY



ONE MONTH SOLO SHOWS

6/2015 - Valley Cottage Library - Water is Our Life

10/2014 - Online - “Water is Our Life” Exhibition

9/2014 - Pearl River Library - Water is Our Life

6/2013 - NAWA Gallery - Water is Our Life

11/2011 - Rio II Gallery - Living Large…

10/2010 - Rio II Gallery - Eye, in the Sky

5/2010 - Observation of Spring


Exhibition Group Shows

9/2012-NAWA
Annual Membership Exhibition

11/2011-NAWA Gallery
Regular Membership Show

1/2010-NAWA Associate Membership Show

9/2009-Broome Street Gallery in SOHO
International Group Show - “Hanging in There”

7/2006-Broome Street Gallery in SOHO
“Breeze From Japan, Taste of New York”
EXHIBIT CASE

ORIGAMI BY BECKY HOLT FINE

April 27 - May 28


At a Japanese festival in Seattle in 1998, I learned that there are local groups and even national conventions for origami aficionados from age 6 to 96. I bought a few books and got hooked. I love folding modular origami the most, which is the same unit folded multiple times and then pieced together to make a geometric figure. People work very hard to design these models and I regret that I cannot give due credit. I folded and constructed these models but the actual designs are not mine.

To learn more about origami in the USA CLICK HERE.


For more information about these pieces, email: beckholt@gmail.com
EXHIBIT CASE

Collectible Figurines

Collection of Mark Sweeney

June 1 - 26

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