Peter Yamaoka, since 1981 was the founder and principal director of Hudson Street Press, founded at 100 Hudson Street in New York City, and Workshop located at 143 Roebling Street in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Hudson Street Press published work of emerging artists produced in limited edition portfolios of lithographs. He was involved conception of artists projects and oversaw the production of all prints published by the press. Hudson Street Press was closed in 2005 and was relocated to Roxbury, New York where it now operates under the name of Hudsonpress where Peter Yamaoka is now involved with new editions with Gerda van Leeuwen.
In 1992 he founded Imprint Fine Art where he was a partner with Carl Godber. Imprint Fine Art published limited edition fine art graphics which combined various print processes in the publication of artists prints, most notably the lithographic and silkscreen process. The partnership was dissolved in 1999.
Peter Yamaoka was educated at Rhode Island School of Design where he received a bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and pursued a post graduate non degree course at the Royal College of Art in London where he majored in printmaking. He taught printmaking in London and exhibited his work there.
He has exhibited in New York and Europe, and has travelled extensively abroad. Since moving to Roxbury in 2005 he has devoted his creative activity to creating ceramics, working in earthenware and porcelain as well as raku, where he maintains a raku kiln at his residence. He currently lives in roxbury New York ( now his permanent residence ) with his wife, the artist, Gerda van Leeuwen.
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