Yoko Sekino-Bove

One of a Kind Teabowl - 2 by Yoko Sekino-Bove
Friday, March 9, 2018 to Sunday, April 22, 2018

Mixed Signals

Artist Statement:

The artist explores the complexities of cultural mores and human interactions
through her personal experience.


About the Artist:

Yoko Sekino-Bové was born in Osaka, Japan. She graduated from Musashino Art University in
Tokyo, Japan, with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in graphic design before moving to the United
States. She worked as a commercial designer in Los Angeles before her passion for ceramic art
took her onto a new path. She received a Master of Fine Art degree in Ceramics from the
University of Oklahoma, and served as an artist-in- residence in the ceramic department of the
Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida for a year.

In 2005 Yoko moved to Washington, Pennsylvania, and she started working from the home studio
while teaching at local colleges and art centers. Her porcelain work has been included in
prestigious exhibitions nationally and internationally. She was selected as one of the “emerging
artists 2011” by the Ceramic Arts Daily Council in the United States. She presented a solo
exhibition at the Red Stars Studios in Missouri, Appalachian Center for Crafts in Tennessee,
Charlie Cummings Gallery in Florida, and The Clay Studio in Pennsylvania. Her work was
included in “Push Play” NCECA Invitational Exhibition in 2012. Her work has also been shown in
Canada, Japan, Latvia, Turkey, Portugal, Dominican Republic, and she participated to Icheon
World Ceramic Biennale 2013, in Icheon, South Korea, and served as an artist-in- residence at
Cerdeira Village of Art and Craft in Portugal in 2016. Yoko completed the Arts/Industry residency
at John Michael Kohler Art Center in Wisconsin in 2014 and served as a fall residency artist at
Archie Bray Foundation in Montana in 2015. In March 2018, in conjunction with NCECA
Pittsburgh conference, her solo show “Mixed Signals” will be presented at Pittsburgh Center for
the Arts.

Her ceramic works are featured in “500 cups”, “500 platters and chargers”, “500 teapot volume 2”,
“Humor in Craft”, “Surface decoration techniques for potters” and “Cast” as well as other craft
books and a variety of periodicals including “American Craft” and “Ceramics Monthly” magazines.
Her technical articles were featured on “Ceramics Monthly” and “The Pottery Making Illustrated”
magazines occasionally.