Yoko Nogami

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Yoko Nogami is an interdisciplinary artist.

Her work is conceptually driven on issues of cultural displacement, gender, parenthood and identity.  Many of her works incorporate a fictional character named "Toko" who is a hybrid of herself and her daughter, Tora.  Toko explores, reflects, plays and portrays how the artist views the world around her.

She was born and raised in Tokyo, resides in the United States.  She is a Visual Art Department Chair at Pinellas County Center for the Arts, a fine art magnet school housed on the campus of Gibbs High School in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Her teaching experiences range as adjunct professor of art at the University of South Florida, University of Tampa, Hillsborough Community College and the Art Institute of Tampa, also as an interdisciplinary artist resident at the Creative Clay (teaching Developmentally Disabled Adults through the Pinellas County School Extended Transitions Program), Youth Arts Corps with at-risk youth and Visual Art faculty for Interlochen Arts Camp in Interlochen, Michigan.