Yuh Okano

"My goal is to embrace the intangible, to know the ephemeral, to be loyal to personal beliefs, and to be artistically consumed by nature. "

Yuh Okano's fabric pieces are inspired by the artist's deep fascination with the natural world.

The artist focuses on the ephemeral—a fragrance wafting on the wind, the riveting moment when someone first notices a lustrous flower in bloom—and designs these moments into the delicate patterns, colors, and textures of her scarves, bags, and accessories.

With a background that includes living in one of the most important of Japanese textile regions, Okano produces her textile lines with the precise craftsmanship and attention to detail of which Kiryu, Japan is world-renowned.

Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Artist-in-Residence, Benedict House, Queanbeyan, Australia, 2006
Design & Architecture Gallery, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2005-06
"Constructed Fabric" , Kobe Fashion Museum, Japan, 2002
"Contemporary Fabric" , Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art, Japan, 2001
FIBER FUTURES Japan's Textile Pioneers, Japan society New York, New York, 2012
Hanabana- Yuh Okano's collection, Takashimaya Osaka Japan, Osaka Japan, 2016
SCULPTURAL SILK SCARVES/TAFTA (The Australian Forum For Textiles Arts Ltd) , GEELONG Forum, GEELONG Australia, 2011
Woods Land- Yuh Okano Winter collection 2017, Wabisabiya Kiryu, Kiryu Gunma Japan, 2017
FIBER FUTURES Japan's Textile Pioneers, Museum of Craft and Fork Art, San Francisco, 2012
American Craft Council Show, 1 West Pratt Street Baltimore, MD 21201 United States, Baltimore MD, 2017