Amia Yokoyama is a multimedia artist who works with experimental animation, video, sculpture, and installation, currently living and working in Los Angeles. Born into a bilingual, multicultural family in the midwest, she discovered her artistic abilities from an early age and began her exploration through ceramics. The imagery in Yokoyama’s work stems from her speculation about the future and exploration of the duality between wonder and horror. Throughout her practice, the artist creates with fragments from her current reality, and recombines them to amalgamate alternate universes. In her video work, Yokoyama focuses on mixing different materials and techniques; uses traditional stop motion animation, along with layering a digitally constructed environment and adding elements of live footage from her “reality”. Overall, Amia seeks to ensure her work evokes a playful, otherworldly feeling, while creating a style that is suggestive of the future and the past.
In 2021, her work was featured in the solo exhibition Midst of Bliss at In Lieu Gallery. Yokoyama's work has been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions at Jeffrey Deitch, Jace Space, and Murmurs Gallery and more, as well as art fairs such as NADA Miami.
"Fixed Imagination" Amia Yokoyama, Jody Baral, and William Crawford20 May - 16 Jun 2021Sebastian Gladstone is proud to announce Fixed Imagination, a three-person exhibition that explores the themes of fantasy, power, and otherworldliness. The trio of artists presents a compelling projection of the world we inhabit within their own unique embodiments of their individual practices. Through ceramics and drawing, Fixed Imagination coagulates these...
NADA New York 20225 - 8 May 2022For our presentation at NADA New York 2022, Sebastian Gladstone, in collaboration with Harkawik, will present a booth focused on the power of transformative making and the spiritual potential of the object. This tradition, rooted in sculpture, in particular as it relates to ceramics, assemblage, and fabrication dates back to some of the West Coast’s most revered artists who developed the scene. Within the booth, we will present a wide survey of artists working in various three-dimensional mediums that showcase different worldviews, concepts, and dialogues within contemporary art and culture...