Koichi Yamamoto is an artist who merges the traditional and contemporary by creating unique and innovative approaches to the language of printmaking. Koichi’s work spans from meticulous copper engravings to large-scale monotypes. He completed his BFA at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon then moved to Krakow, Poland to produce work and to study copper engravings in Bratislava Academy of Fine Arts in Slovakia Republic. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland and then completed his MFA at University of Alberta, Canada in 1999. He also worked as a textile designer in Fredericia, Denmark. Koichi’s prints explore issues of the sublime, memory, and atmosphere. He has exhibited internationally. He has taught at Utah State University and University of Delaware and is currently a Professor at University of Tennessee in Knoxville.