Yumiko Ono (b.1982) is a New York and Kobe-based Japanese contemporary artist.
Yumiko Ono’s prime mediums are drawing and slip cast porcelain, and she focuses on surface nature in both practices. By using these methods, Ono attempts to create content with superficial elements, to express the fragility and fictionality of modernity.
Ono completed her BA in Kyoto Seika University (Japan) in oil painting in 2005. Following her BA, Ono studied at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts (Hungary), at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design (Israel ), The Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (Czech Republic), and completed an MA in Intermedia at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (Czech Republic), and second MA in ceramics at the Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design (Russia). Ono has participated in international residency programmes worldwide such as John Michael Kohler Arts Center (WI); MASS MoCA (MA); ISCP (NY); Retreat (NY); Taipei Artist Village (Taiwan); Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park (Japan), Paradise AIR (Japan); Gyeonggi Creation Center (South Korea); St. Petersburg Art Residency (Russia); MeetFactory (Czech Republic), and At Home Gallery Residency (Slovakia).
She is the recipient of solo shows at national galleries such as Epitomes, MoCA Taipei (Taiwan); Organic Matter, Diem Phung Thi Museum (Vietnam). Group exhibitions include Domani, The National Art Center in Tokyo, Utopia on the Brink of an Abyss, National Gallery in Prague (Czech Republic) and Bashnya, Yelabuga State Historical Architectural and Art Museum Preservation (Russia).