Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

John Yoyogi Fortes

Sacramento, CA

John Yoyogi Fortes is a painter whose artwork is rooted in self-examination, attempting to bridge his internal and external experiences shaped through a bicultural lens. He views culture as an organic form that changes through the acquisition of new ideas and new imagery, much like immigrants accumulating material possessions. During the Bemis residency, he plans to explore, from varied vantage points, the relationship of language and labels to race and identity, weaving his own experience into the conversation within that context.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 S. 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Admission and Parking: FREE
Phone:: 402.341.7130