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Artist Yoshikawa Wright


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Biography


D. Yoshikawa Wright is a national award-winning sculptor. The Japanese/American stone sculptor is renowned for his site-specific stone sculptures, sculptural waterfalls and fountains. His abstract, contemporary artwork can be best described by art critic Reed Glen. She states:
"Yoshikawa's artwork exudes a Japanese Zen simplicity, pervaded by a calm, centered mindfulness. It captures that quality of true artistry - the appearance of total effortlessness." After graduating from the University of Colorado, Yoshikawa apprenticed in the stone quarries in Japan. During this time period, he was fortunate to have the opportunity to spend time with Isamu Noguchi, Masayuki Nagare and other leading Japanese artists. His most notable projects include the Los Angeles Fallen Firefighter's Memorial, the five star Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach and restaurants for Wolfgang Puck. Currently, Yoshikawa's studio is located on a twenty-four acre ranch in Los Angeles, California.
 
RESUME

EDUCATION
 1981/82      INDEPENDENT STUDY ABROAD:  JAPAN
1980             BFA UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO:  BOULDER, COLORADO
1977/78       STILLPOINT HERMITAGE:  WETMORE, COLORADO
1973/74       INDEPENDENT STUDY ABROAD:  WESTERN EUROPE
 
PUBLIC COMMISSIONS
2018   ‘DREAMING CLOUD’: PALO ALTO, CA
2017    HUNTINGTON LIBRARY AND GARDENS, SAN MARINO, CA
2016    ROWAN (MIX-USE HIGH RISE): SAN FRANCISCO, CA
2016   ‘COSMIC RHYTHM’ (MIX-USE HIGH RISE): BEVERLY HILLS, CA
2010   NOHO14 (MIX-USE HIGH RISE): NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA
2008   LOS ANGELES FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL: HOLLYWOOD, CA
2008   PELICAN HILL RESORT(FIVE STARS): NEWPORT BEACH, CA
2006   HILLS/FIELDS ENTERTAINMENT: LOS ANGELES, CA
2004   SONA RESTAURANT: LOS ANGELES, CA
2003   NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION: BOULDER, CO
2002   SAN DIEGO HEALTH SERVICES: CHULA VISTA, CA
2000   ANTELOPE VALLEY HOSPITAL: LANCASTER, CA
2000   WESTFIELD GAGE: SOUTHWICK, MA
1998    WOLFGANG PUCK’S CHINOISE RESTAURANT: LAS VEGAS, NV
1997    WOLFGANG PUCK’S SPAGO RESTAURANT: BEVERLY HILLS, CA
1997    150 SPEAR : SAN FRANCISCO, CA
1992    NEW SANDCASTLE HOTEL: CLEARWATER, FL
1992   [...]

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