Michiko Yamamoto — Slow Slaughters

This exhibition at Sanshin Gallery Zen, Mishima, is the first solo show in Japan of graduating MA Fine Art student Michiko Yamamoto.

“Personal tragedy and natural disaster often can be slow, quiet, and invisible much like climate change, but powerful beauty can be found in such poignant moments.”

Michiko’s new installation reflects her father’s dying and the fragility of life and nature.

Artist biography

Michiko Yamamoto was born in the Shizuoka prefecture of Japan, historically marked by its natural beauty. Yet, as human impact transformed this landscape in the name of ‘progress’, Michiko has developed a long-standing interest in environmental change.

Michiko has devoted her art practice to reflect the research she conducts with scientists in order to raise environmental awareness. Combining scientific discovery with a visual curiosity, she portrays her world poetically through installation, moving image, sculpture and printmaking.

Michiko is a graduating MA Fine Art student from the University of Leeds. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a Certificate of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Her work has received prestigious recognition, selected for such awards as the Pennsylvania Governor’s award and Grantham Art Prize 2018. It is also included in the Permanent Collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum.


Sanshin Gallery Zen
Main Building of Sanshin Bank
12-3 Shibahoncho

The gallery is ran by Sano-Museum

Opening times

The exhibition is open Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00 (closed on Thursday).


Michiko Yamamoto, Slow Slaughters, mixed media, 2019. Photo by Armajit Singh.