Yuh Okano 91 TX
Based in New York, NY
Invitingly tactile, soft, joyful nature inspired textures and flowing forms create eye catching wearable art. Combination of art and design and functionality. Japanese born, based in New York, Yuh invites the sensation of connecting with beauty of ocean creatures, plant life and flowers. Since 1995 her textile art, design and apparel has been featured in renowned galleries, museums and (fashion houses) around the world.
What are some things that inspire you in your studio practice?
Does your current creative practice tie into your time spent at RISD?
Yes, It has been 20ish years doing my passion since I graduated RISD Textiles.
Is there a work/body of work that you are particularly excited about sharing with us at RISD Craft this year?
Continuity of Shibori scarf collection for 2017.
Any recent press/exhibitions/achievements you'd like to share with us?
I exhibited at 35th Smithsonan Craft Show this year.
To see more of Yuh's work, visit textilesyuh.com