Midori Yoshimoto

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    Dr. Midori Yoshimoto
    Professor, Gallery Director

    E-mail: Myoshimoto@njcu.edu 
    Phone: (201) 200-3420
    Office: Visual Art Building 131



     Midori Yoshimoto is associate professor of art history and gallery director with extensive curatorial background. While earning her Ph.D. at Rutgers University between 1996 and 2002, she served as Assistant Curator at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, realizing several exhibitions which travelled to Japan. As an independent curator, she has organized Do-It-Yourself Fluxus (Art Interactive, Cambridge, MA, 2003) and New Tale of Our Age (The Visual Art Center of New Jersey, Summit, 2009) among others. Between 2006 and 2010, she was the Chair of the Committee on Women in the Arts of the College Art Association and the NJ coordinator of the nationwide initiative FeministArtProject. Yoshimoto has also served as a lecturer at the Museum of Modern Art, New York since 2004.  

    Yoshimoto’s areas of expertise are post-1945 Japanese art and its global intersections, with a particular emphasis on women artists, Fluxus, and intermedia art. Her dissertation, Into Performance: Japanese Women Artists in New York, was published in 2005 (Rutgers University Press). She contributed to numerous museum catalogs, including: Yes Yoko Ono (Japan Society, 2000); Japanese Women Artists in Avant-garde Movements (Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Art, 2005); Dissonance: Six Japanese Women Artists (Toyota Museum of Art, 2008); Yayoi Kusama (Centre Pompidou, 2011); Ay-O Over the Rainbow Once Again (The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 2012); and Gutai: Splendid Playground (Guggenheim Museum, 2013).

    Some of her publications are available online through https://njcu.academia.edu/MidoriYoshimoto