Kaoru Yamamoto

Kaoru Yamamoto (Kyoto, Japan) is one of the first computer graphic artists from Japan. After graduating at Tama Art University in Tokyo, she was soon drawn into computer-generated art, believing that the key to today's art lies in the use of today's techniques. In 1991, she established a computer-graphics studio, Kaoru Yamamoto Art Studio (KYAS) in Osaka Japan, specialised in processing computer-generated artworks into wall pieces and installations. Soon she became a renowned front-runner in computer-arts, and was invited for many international art exhibitions.

In 1995 she opened a studio in Amsterdam to further broaden her horizon. In 2000 she extended her work into digital animation and started to perform as a Visual Jockey (VJK), believing that art is born in today's venues, not in art museums. The end of her VJ career, was highlighted by an exhibition in Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and a live show in Van Gogh Museum. In 2012, Her digital musical project “Kyo-Onna in My Heart” was launched on iTunes and amazon.com.

Apart from Amsterdam and Osaka, she has lived and worked in London, New York and Kassel. Her studio, Kaoru Yamamoto Art Studio in Osaka remained as her visual laboratory until 2016, after which she moved all her activities to her beloved Amsterdam. In November 2014, she founded KYAS ART SALON, a unique contemporary art gallery at the Keizersgracht in Amsterdam.