Carrie Yamaoka is a New York-based visual artist whose work ranges across painting, drawing, photography and sculpture. She is interested in the topography of surfaces, materiality and process, the tactility of the barely visible and the chain of planned and chance incidents that determine the outcome of the object. Her work engages the viewer at the intersection between records of chemical action/reaction and the desire to apprehend a picture emerging in fleeting and unstable states of transformation.

Her work has been featured in exhibitions at the ICA, Philadelphia; MOMA/PS1, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; the Henry, Seattle; Artists Space, New York; the Wexner, Columbus; Leslie-Lohman Museum, New York; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and MassMOCA. Writing about her work has appeared in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Artnews, The New Yorker, Time Out/NY, Hyperallergic, Interview and Bomb. Her work is included in the collections of Sunpride Foundation, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Buffalo AKG Art Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, Dallas Museum of Art, Henry Art Gallery, Centre Pompidou and the Whitney Museum. She is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and an Anonymous Was A Woman award. She is a founding member of the queer art collective fierce pussy.