Minako YOSHINO | GALLERY エクリュの森

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Minako Yoshino is a New York City based fine artist working in marble   sculpture and oil painting in both traditional and contemporary styles. Yoshino’s art conveys a sense of complete and simple acceptance of our connectedness and identification with all things in the universe.

Born in Toyama, Japan, Yoshino studied oil painting and graphic design at Musashino Art University in Tokyo before relocating to New York City to study marble carving at the Art Students League of New York. Her cultivated sense of color and careful carving ability have brought her crossover fame as one of the most talented restorers of landmark building sculptures in New York, as featured in the New York Times for the Manhattan’s historic Hearst Tower restoration. Yoshino has received many endorsements and awards, including that of the United Nations, the National Sculpture Society, the City of New York, and  PBS Channel Thirteen.

In 2008 Yoshino won the Edward G McDowell Europe Grant for the marble  statue series “For Earth”, enabling her to study in Florence, Italy. in 2009.   In 2012, she finished the marble statue series “For Japan” based on the 3/11/2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis in Fukushima. Yoshino continues to show her work internationally, and is endeavoring to reach a greater audience with whom to share her vision of peace and universal connectedness.

In a letter of recommendation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City stated,  “All of her artwork demonstrates a remarkable combination of originality merged  with a highly refined and sophisticated technical skill.”

Selected past solo exhibitions

2013 Consulate-General of Japan in New York  Marble Sculpture

     solo Exhibition  “Pray – Emerge into the light”

2013 Toyama International Conference Center,Japan,

     Oil painting and Poem  “The Oriental Wave “

2012 Calumetphoto Gallery, NYC, “TANABATA”

2011 Toyama International Conference Center, Japan ” Water “

2011 ION Studio, Soho, NYC ” 夢幻, for NZ & Japan Earthquake Relief “

2010 Gallery COEXIST, Tokyo ” Symphony of Light “

2008 Union Square Park, NYC ” Save Our Earth”

2007 T.Y. HARBOR, Tokyo ” Aria of Light “

2006 Asahi Art Square, Tokyo ” The Earth and Humanity II “

2005 The United Nation Plaza Hotel, NYC ” The Earth and Humanity I ‘”

2005 Spica gallery, Tokyo ” Liberation II”

2002 Japanese National Site of Yasuda Castle, Toyama ” Liberation I “


Selected past group exhibitions

2013 Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC   New Marble Sculpture

    “Thought of you”

2013 Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo

    International Exhibition Art on Fan  ” Love in the sky”

2013 Tokyu Bunkamura BOX gallery, Tokyo  Small Artwork Exhibition

    “Gift From Sculptors- III”

2012 Allied Artist of America Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, NYC

2012 Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art

2012 Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC

2011 Silk Gallery, Seoul

2011 TEATRE1010 gallery, Tokyo

2010 Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art

2010 Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC

2009 Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art

2009 Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC

2008 Price Waterhouse Coopers NY HQ, NYC

2008 The Hakone Open Air Museum, Japan

2008 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, NYC

2008 SOHO20 gallery Chelsea, NYC

2007 Silk Gallery, Seoul

2007 Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art

2007 Flinn gallery, CT

2006 Broadway Gallery, NYC

2006 NPO Pen & Brush Gallery, NYC

2005 Art Basel Miami Beach, FL

2005 Silk Gallery, Seoul

2004 Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, NYC

2004 Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art

2004 Victory Hall, NJ

2003 Jersey City Museum, NJ

2003 Jersey City Hall, NJ


Selected Scholarship and Awards 
2008 Edward G McDowell Europe Study Grant by ASL, NYC
2006 Honorable Mention Award by NPO Pen & Brush, NYC
2004 Scholarship for Best Young Artist

    by National Sculpture Society, NYC

2003 Merit scholarship by ASL, NYC
2000 Musashino Award by Musashino Art University, Tokyo

Japanese Red Cross Society
Toyama prefecture, Japan