Join Syracuse University Museum Studies assistant professor Andrew Saluti “99, G’09 and contemporary artist Jave Gakumei Yoshimoto G’12 in the second installament of exciting virtual conversations that connect contemporary artists and their work to friends and alumni of Syracuse University. Jave Gakumei Yoshimoto is an artist and educator of multi-cultural background. He was born in Japan to Chinese parents and immigrated to California at a young age. Yoshimoto has since traveled and lived in various states, which influenced his artistic practice. He believes in creating art works that are socially conscious and true to his authentic self. Yoshimoto has received his Bachelors of Art from University of California Santa Barbara in Studio Art, his Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Painting and Drawing and Masters of Art in Art Therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and his Masters of Fine Arts in Painting at Syracuse University. He is a recipient of the 2015 Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Painter’s and Sculptor’s grant, which he used to travel to Nepal and Lesvos Island in Greece to research on the topics on human crisis, survival and resilience. He has been featured in numerous publications such as Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, New American Paintings, Guernica Magazine, among others. He received a letter of recognition from the United Nations, and exhibited his works nationally and internationally. He has been artist in residence at various residencies across the U.S., including Vermont Studio Center, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Jentel, Tulsa Artist Fellowship, Joan Mitchell Foundation among others, as well as a residency in Nepal at the Marpha Foundation. Yoshimoto is currently an assistant professor of arts and foundations coordinator at University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Join Syracuse University Art Museum director & chief curator Vanja Malloy and contemporary artist Deborah Roberts G ’14 in the culmination of a series of exciting virtual conversations that connect contemporary artists and their work to friends and alumni of Syracuse University Deborah Roberts is a mixed media artist whose work challenges the notion of ideal beauty. Her work has been exhibited internationally across the USA and Europe. Roberts’ work in New York includes: in the collections of Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery in Saratoga Springs. Roberts is the recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2016) and Ginsburg-Klaus Award Fellowship (2014).