Born in 1981 in Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan, Yamamoto completed his graduate studies at the Hokkaido University of Education in 2007.
After receiving a grant from Sapporo City, Yamamoto resided in Berlin from 2012 to 2013. He currently lives and works in Sapporo.
Yamamoto’s works feature interlaced circles in multiple transparent layers.
Through his paintings, Yamamoto reflects upon the oppositional relationships between objects by varying the thickness of layers and the illusionary space of the paintings, as well as the intersections of coloured and hollowed out circles.
Major exhibitions to date include; "PLACE OF HELLO" at the MIKIKO SATO GALLERY(2020), an exhibition at Daikokuya, Itamuro-Onsen (2020), ”Flatten Image” Yuki Yamamoto・Taishi Urakawa Exhibition at Gallery Monma, Sapporo (2019), "2014 VOCA exhibition" at The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo (2014), and "Doto Art File 2013" at Obihiro Art Museum (2013) among others.
Yamamoto received the 30th Holbein Scholarship in 2015 and the Grand Prize at the 5th Daikokuya Contemporary Art Competition (Itamuro-Onsen Daikokuya) in 2010. Since 2017 he has been Co-Manager of the Naebono Art Studio.

http://yamamotoyuki.com

PLOFILE

1981Born in Obihiro, Japan
2007Graduated from Hokkaido University of Education graduation school
2012-2013lived in Berlin by Sapporo city Foundation for Arts and Cultural Promotion
2017naebono art studio Joint operation
Currently, based in Sapporo, Japan

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020“PLACE OF HELLO” MIKIKO SATO GALLERY,Hamburg
“Yuki Yamamoto Exhibition” Itamuro Onsen Daikokuya, Nasushiobara
2018“OHNE TITEL. WENN ÜBERHAUPT, DANN EINE HYPOTHESE: MALEREI ÜBER ÄQUIVALENTE DIFFERENZEN” MIKIKO SATO GALLERY,Hamburg
“Yuki Yamamoto Exhibition” Itamuro Onsen Daikokuya, Nasushiobara
2017“Yuki Yamamoto new paintings” Itamuro Onsen Daikokuya, Nasushiobara
2016“new paintings” Gallery Monma, Sapporo
2015“Multifaceted Acts” MIKIKO SATO GALLERY, Hamburg
“Yuki Yamamoto new paintings” Itamuro Onsen Daikokuya, Nasushiobara
2014“new paintings” Isetan Shinjyuku store, Tokyo
“new paintings” GALLERY MONMA, Sapporo
“Yuki Yamamoto new paintings” Itamuro Onsen Daikokuya, Nasushiobara
2013“Yuki Yamamoto Paintings” Rokkagei West 3 Branch, Obihiro
2012“Parallel Circles” MIKIKO SATO GALLERY, Hamburg
2011“Yuki Yamamoto works” Itamuro Onsen Daikokuya, Nasushiobara
“Graysone is dancing” Rokkkatei Fukuzumi Branch, Sapporo
KOHBUNDO ART CASE, Obihiro
2010“Plain Bubble” CAI02,Sapporo
2009JR TOWER ART BOX Yuki Yamamoto “visible/invisible” JR TOWER,Sapporo
2006“Yuki Yamamoto Paintings Exhibition” SAG, Sapporo

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019“Grafting” naebono art studio, Sapporo
Art Space & Cafe Barrack, Seto
“Flatten Image Yuki Yamamoto & Taishi Urakawa Exhibition” Gallery Monma, Sapporo
2018“Shelf Life” OOTE41221, Matsumoto
“Spreading lusters” JR TOWER ART BOX Award Artists Exhibition, JR TOWER PLANIS HALL, Sapporo
2017“Sighting~ Amanatsu Aono×Shino Hisano×Yuki Yamamoto” Gallery Monma&ANNEX, Sapporo
“Japan Taiwan Cultural Exchange Exhibition Art Collection Exhibition Sensibility at Parts of Call”
T-Art Gallery, Tokyo
2015PARC5: Meeting Table PARC Library “Our time” CHI・KA・HO, Sapporo
“3331 ART FAIR 2015 Various Collectors’ Prizes” 3331Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo
2014“VOCA 2014” Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
2013“East Hokkaido Art File2013” Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art, Obihiro
2012“Case of the Paintings 2012final chapter” Polto Gallery, Sapporo
2011“Approach design and art” Room11, Sapporo
2010“Sapporo Art Stage 500m Museum” Subway Odori st.~Buscenter st.
“5th DAIKOKUYA contemporary art competition” Itamuro Onsen DAIKOKUYA, Tochigi
“International Plain-Air Meeting of Painters Symposium of Local Cultures” Stary, Satz
2009“GOLDEN COMPETITION 09’” O Museum,Tokyo
2008“SAG INTRODUCTION” Cafe HOUMURA Gallery,Sapporo
“FIX・MIX・MAX!2 TAKEDAsystem vol.009” Sapporo MIYANOMORI Museum, Sapporo
“on the wall/off the wall” STV North2street building, Sapporo
2007“TAKEDAsystem vol.008” Au Kuru, Sapporo
“1st FIX・MIX・MAX!AWARD” CAI, Sapporo
“post ship exhibition002” soso cafe, Sapporo
“Hokkaido University of Education Completion Exhibition” Hokkaido Clock Tower Gallery, Sapporo
2006“PLUS 1” Continental Gallery, Sapporo
“One! Double Art Parade” JR Tower, Sapporo
2004“Outrange” Free Space PRAHA, Sapporo
“OTONAYOUKI” GalleryBE&be, Nagoya
        CAP HOUSE, Kobe
        Free Space PRAHA, Sapporo

ACCOLADES, OTHERS

2015The 30th HOLBEIN Scholarship
2014Contemporary Art Foundation Grants
2012Sapporo City Foundation for Arts and Cultural Promotion
2011“AAW2011 1st Asian Art Way 2011 in SHANGHAI Grand Prix” Shanghai Band 1919, Shanghai
“Selected at 2011Rokka file” Rokka Library, Sapporo
2010“1st Prize at 5th DAIKOKUYA Contemporary Art Conpetition” Itamuro Onsen Daikokuya, Nasushiobara
2009“U35prize at GOLDEN COMPETITION O9’” O Museum, Tokyo
“Selected at 2009 Rokka file” Rokka Library, Sapporo
“2nd Prize at JR tower ART BOX” JR TOWER, Sapporo
2007“Selected at 1st FIX・MIX・MAX! AWARD” CAI, Sapporo
2005“1st prize at 80th DOTEN” Sapporo Citizenes Gallery, Sapporo

COLLECTIONS

Kienbaum collection, Cologne
Itamuro Onsen Daikokuya, Nasushiobara
ROKKATEI CONFECTIONERY CO.,LTD, Obihiro
Nayoro City University, Nayoro