Jave Yoshimoto is an artist and educator of multicultural background. He was born in Japan to Chinese parents and immigrated to United States at a young age. He has since traveled and lived in various parts of the country, which influenced his artistic practice. Yoshimoto received his Bachelors from University of California Santa Barbara in Studio Art, his Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Painting and Drawing and Masters of Art in Art Therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and his Masters of Fine Arts in Painting at Syracuse University. He has worked as an art therapist/mental health professional in Chicago, IL, as well as a painting instructor at Syracuse University and as a teaching artist in Seattle, WA. As an artist, he served as an artist-in-residence at various artist colonies across the United States. Yoshimoto has been published on multiple publications and websites, received a letter of recognition from the United Nations, and exhibited works nationally and internationally. He has also shown in solo exhibitions in New York, Chicago, IL, Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, Alva, OK and Lincoln, NE. Yoshimoto currently works as an Assistant Professor of Art, teaching foundations level courses.
Bio by Jave Yohimoto from www.javeyoshimoto.com
Mancha, Serina, "Jave Yoshimoto Interview" (2016). Asian American Art Oral History Project. 75.