Abstract landscapes portray a glimpse of a path traveled – a moment in time or space.
Glenn Masao Yamanoha is an accomplished painter and printmaker who was born and raised on the North Shore of Oahu. He earned a BFA in painting from the University of Washington and studied at Seattle Art Institute. In 1988 he was awarded a Monbusho International grant from the Japanese government to study woodblock printing in Kyoto and in 1995 received a Fellowship award from the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Glenn’s paintings are in the collections of the SFCA, City and County of Honolulu, The Contemporary Museum, and many other public and private collections. He has been in many solo, group and juried exhibitions in Japan, the Mainland and Hawaii.
Glenn’s work is a visual manifestation of his identity, his Japanese/Hawaiian heritage and the path he has traveled. His abstract landscapes reflect a Japanese sense of space and composition, incorporating textures, patterns and colors drawn from his studies, travels and the influences he receives from Hawaii’s environment and people. “The shapes and planes which touch or cut across my canvas are part of that moment of interaction, made up of fragments captured in a momentary crossing of paths. My abstract landscapes are not meant to ‘say’ anything as much as to suggest a moment – in mood, time or space. “