Biography

 

 

YUKIYO KAWANO, an artist, activist, and educator, is a third-generation hibakusha (atomic bomb sufferer) who grew up decades after the bombing of Hiroshima. Now living in the United States, Kawano has visited many nuclear sites in the country and witnessed how development of nuclear technology forever changed the land and continues to divide communities and oppress the vulnerable. Kawano’s art practice is by large a storytelling about people who are suffering from radiation exposure to connect stories of the hibakusha with the affected communities of Uranium mining and the downwinders of the nuclear power plant disaster in Fukushima, Japan. Kawano teaches through Vermont College of Fine Arts studio mentorship program (Artist Teacher) and is an Oregon Physicians for Responsibility Advisory Board Member.