21 Powerful Living Women: Yayoi Kusama
Japanese, Artist, The Silent Generation
Yayoi is an award-winning, contemporary artist who paints, works in sculpture and installation, music, design, writing, and fashion. Her most common motif is dots, lots and lots of dots. “Since my childhood, I have always made works with polka dots. Earth, moon, sun and human beings all represent dots; a single particle among billions.” Yayoi has a dedicated museum, the Yayoi Kusama Museum in Tokyo, Japan.
Highlights: Her creations can be found in the U.S. at: the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC. Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, Canada. The Broad in Los Angeles, CA. Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, PA. WNDR in Chicago, IL. Her work is displayed world-wide in France, Norway, London, Denmark, Brazil, Israel, Australia and several cities in Japan.