Apr 12, 2022

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of Chancellor Gillman, we are pleased to announce that Bruce Yonemoto, Professor of Art, has been awarded a 2022 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.

Professor Yonemoto joins 179 other American and Canadian scientists and scholars in the social sciences and humanities, as well as writers and artists of all kinds. The grant will support his project "Not of Skin or Color," which continues his research driven by a personal desire to give voice to Americans of Asian descent.

Professor Yonemoto's solo work has explored experimental cinema and video art within the context of installation, photography and sculpture. Over the past 28 years, he has developed a body of work at the intersection of art and commerce, both in the gallery world and on the television screen. His creations are part of the permanent collections of many museums, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Hammer Museum at UCLA and France's National Foundation for Contemporary Art.

Professor Yonemoto has been honored with awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Film Institute and The Rockefeller Foundation, among other organizations.

Please join us in congratulating Professor Yonemoto on this exemplary achievement. UCI now has 37 Guggenheim Fellows from various backgrounds and fields of study.

Sincerely,Hal SternProvost and Executive Vice Chancellor

Stephen BarkerDean and Professor, Claire Trevor School of the Arts