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Artwork copyright Roger Shimomura. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Documents

Yellow No Same, 1992

Roger Shimomura
(American, born 1939)

Location: University of Washington, Seattle

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

In "Yellow No Same" Roger Shimomura depicts the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, exploring the idea that Americans could not distinguish between the Japanese and their fellow citizens. Traditional figures evoking those found in Japanese woodblock prints are in the foreground, while Japanese Americans stand behind barbed wire.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with University of Washington.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Artist Roger Shimomura creates thought-provoking paintings, prints and performance pieces that investigate social and ethnic identities and stereotypes. Born in Seattle, he spent several years of his early childhood imprisoned in Minidoka, a Japanese-American internment camp in Idaho. His family later returned to Seattle, and Shimomura attended the University of Washington before serving in the Korean War. He received his MFA from Syracuse University, and taught art at the University of Kansas, Lawrence for 35 years.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Work on paper - print

Medium

Silkscreen on paper and cloth covered box

Dimensions

5 1/2 in x 10 in (each, 12 parts)

ID Number

WSAC2005.022.00A-L

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

University of Washington

Artwork Location

University of Washington
Kane Hall; First Floor Lobby

WA County

King

Setting

Interior

Site Type

University

Address

UW Tower, T-12
Seattle, WA 98195

Geo. Coordinates

47.656637 | -122.309159

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