Yuka Otani is a multi-media artist originally from Tokyo, Japan. She received a masters degree from Rhode Island School of Design in 2008, and a bachelors degree from Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan in 2000. Her sculptures and installations incorporate transparent and fluid materials such as glass, water, melted sugar, light to invoke a shift in a viewer's perception of physical and cognitive spaces. The vulnerable materials change their appearance over time, thereby simultaneously emphasizing both presence and absence.
Otani's work was recently exhibited at venues including Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Wight Gallery at UCLA, 3rd Ward, Urban Glass, CRG Gallery and Elga Wimmer Gallery in New York City. Since 2007, she has been a co-organizer of how is this glass?, an ongoing curatorial and research project to profile new and alternative ways of working with glass.
For more information about Otani's works, please visit www.yukaotani.com