Exhibition of glass and mixed media sculpture and paintings on glass by the widely collected Japanese artist Hiroshi Yamano. Celebrated as one of the world's finest artists working with glass, Yamano is acclaimed for creating some of the most technically accomplished glass sculpture being produced today. Glass is a canvas for Yamano's artistic expression and the beauty and delicate nature of his imagery transforms the craft of glass into fine art.
Born in 1956 in Fukuoka, Japan Yamano has been working in glass for over forty years. He has studied at prestigious schools in the U.S. and Tokyo and received his MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Yamano began working with glass in 1975 after being inspired at an exhibition of Scandinavian glass in Kyoto.
Yamano's list of exhibitions is both impressive and international, including venues in the US, Japan, Switzerland, Germany and Australia. He has received numerous awards including the prestigious Rakow Commission presented by the Corning Museum of Glass in 1991. His work appears in numerous collections, both private and public, including the Corning Museum of Glass in New York and the Chrysler Museum in Virginia.
Yamano has taught and lectured around the world including classes at the prominent Pilchuck Glass School near Seattle, the Glass Arts Society conference in Mexico, and the Ausglass conference in Australia.