Izumi Yokoyama

Artist Statement

Izumi Yokoyama's intricate line drawings and time-haunted installations explore and embrace human struggles within the context of nature. Apparitional motifs in her works are dark and transcending. The concepts are characterized by the presence of absence in her use of negative space.  Yokoyama meditatively threads ephemeral and eternal, while evoking a nostalgia for the unknown.


Izumi Yokoyama is a multi-media artist who lives and works in Taos, New Mexico. Born in Niigata, Japan in 1980, Yokoyama graduated with an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Yokoyama's artworks are presented locally and nationally. Birds of Appetite: Alchemy & Apparition, a 2019 exhibition which featured her work at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico, received critical accolades. Her current and upcoming projects range from book illustrations to a large-scale community mural to a haunting installation.




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Izumi Yokoyama  Marionettes, 2020  Mixed Media (wood, screen, yarn, paper clay, and paint)  15’x15’x18 Courtesy of the artist