Yumiko Glover: Traces of Memory
Opening Reception: Friday, October 6th, 6pm - 8pm
"In the Traces of Memory series, I explore the cross-cultural memories that bind Japan and the United States. Within this exploration, I unravel significant moments, prompting a contemplation of how memories intricately mold my perception. This journey goes beyond mere recollection, interweaving my identity, relationships, and essence. The series unfolds as a visual narrative, interlacing architectural subtleties from two distinct cultures. These structures hold more than visual appeal – they embody the shaping forces of my existence. Rooted in separate geographies, the juxtaposed architectures metaphorically echo the interplay of memory – traversing spaces, leaving subtle impressions. In Traces of Memory, my art acts as a vessel for introspection, melding cultural motifs, and architectural forms. It encapsulates my narrative and invites reflection on memory's universal role in forging connections and resilience. Elements and colors converge, birthing a dialogue that urges contemplation of memories' evanescent yet profound imprints."
About the Artist
Yumiko Glover’s artwork incorporates a range of inspirations taken from her cross-cultural experiences in Japan and the United States. Glover earned her BFA at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and completed her MFA at University of California, Santa Barbara. Glover’s work has been exhibited at a diverse array of venues: The Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, CA, Honolulu Museum of Art, Shangri-La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design, and iBiennale 2019 in Honolulu, HI, Art, Design & Architecture Museum, Ridley-Tree Museum and Sullivan Goss Gallery in Santa Barbara, CA, Bryan Ohno Gallery in Seattle, WA, and Moremen Gallery in Louisville, KY.
Glover’s work has been featured in publications, including the United Nations’ 75th-anniversary publication (2021) as well as in the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Calendar and Cultural Guide issued by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (2023). Glover is currently based in California, where she teaches in the Department of Art at UC Santa Barbara.