Yuh Okano, a Brooklyn NY-based textile artist for 20 years and in 2020, moved to Chestertown MD, whose pieces are inspired by a deep fascination with the natural world. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and is in its permanent collection. Yuh’s pieces are invitingly tactile. They employ a range of color and texture that strives to be as subtle and finely detailed as the organic forms her works suggest. Their soft feel and gently flowing shapes evoke a sense of connection with plant life, flowers, and ocean creatures.
Selected Exhibitions & Awards:
2004-2005 Architecture and Design Department Collection at the Museum of Modern Art, NY
2011-2016 Fiber Futures: Japan’s Textile Pioneers in Japan, US, Finland, Spain, Sweden, France, Portugal & Denmark.
Shows / Wholesale & Retail:
2015-current American Craft Council Show, Baltimore & San Francisco
2017,18, 20 Smithsonian Craft Show
2018,19 ACE Show
2017,20 The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show