Japanese American Women Speak

Rosie Yasukochi

Rosie Yasukochi is a Seattle and Los Angeles-based artist whose work focuses on complicating, unpacking, and explaining trans-generational trauma, multiracial identity, and the exotification of Asian culture and Asian American women through communal collective healing.  Her practice is heavily influenced by family history, particularly the incarceration of her grandmother in the Poston, AZ Japanese Internment camp and her grandfather's time spent in the 442nd RCT all-Japanese fighting unit during WWII. She enjoys working both large and small scale, as she is most drawn to sculptural, performative installation as well as narrative, graphic novel illustration.