Bruce Yonemoto’s imaginative and theoretically-informed media artworks explore the interconnectedness of cinema and politics, and the key role that visual culture plays in both describing and executing the colonization of non-Western cultures. Through film, video, and objects, Yonemoto plays with the conventions of Hollywood and Post-War American iconography, incorporating narrative, kitsch, and formal experimentation. Yonemoto is renown as a pioneering media artist and leader in Asian-American cultural circles, particularly for twenty years of collaborative practice with his brother, Norman Yonemoto.

Yonemoto's work has been exhibited internationally, including individual exhibitions at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo; Blum & Poe, Los Angeles; the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; and the Santa Monica Museum of Art, CA. His work has been included in numerous biennials, including the Corcoran Biennial (2002); Fukui International Video Biennale (1993); the Whitney Biennial (1993, 1987). In 1999, the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles presented a retrospective exhibition of Bruce and Norman Yonemoto’s work. Recent exhibitions include Sounds Like the Sound of Music at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum (2008), Exile of the Imaginary at the Generali Foundation, Vienna (2007) and In Other Words at Bard College, Center for Curatorial Studies (2006). Bruce Yonemoto is Professor and Chair of Studio Art at the University of California, Irvine. He is a 2008 recipient of a Creative Capital Foundation grant.