Yoko Haraoka was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. She moved to the U.S. in 2005 and attended New England School of Photography in Boston to pursue a career in photography.
After experiencing a variety of photography fields, she has been mostly concentrating on self-portrait projects with an emphasis on humor. Exploring this direction has led to numerous exciting and dynamic series that showcase her playful and artistic outlook on life.
She has won an award at the Asian Creative Awards in 2015 and her works have been shown in such places as New York, Philadelphia, Vermont, Budapest, Bangkok and Tokyo. She currently lives in New York City.

Solo exhibition

2015 3.25-5.25  Bohemian, NY

Selected exhibition /Fair

2017

"JART 7th" at WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY

"Japanese Artists Book Fair" at Printed Matter and Kinokuniya Book Store, New York, NY

2016

"New York Fair" at Hankyu Umeda, Osaka, Japan

"Asian Creative Crossing" at The Jam Factory Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

"JART 6th" at WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY

"Japanese Artists Book Fair" at Printed Matter and Kinokuniya Book Store, New York, NY

2015

"Asian Creative Award Exhibition"  at TAKEO CO., LTD, Tokyo, Japan

"Tokyo Art Crossing Berlin Book Fair" at Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin, Germany

"Shangri-la" at The Factory, Long Island City, NY

"Japanese Artists Book Fair" at Kinokuniya Book Store & St.Marks Bookshop, NY

2014

"Mirror Mirror" Darkroom  Gallery, Essex, VT  Juror:Amy Arbus

"Personality:The Contemporary Portrait" A Juried International photography exhibition PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary Juror: Zsolt Bátori

"5th Annual Contemporary Photography Exhibition" Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA  Juror: Brian Paul Clamp, Mary Ellen Mark

"the bad the good the beautiful the ugly" Local Project, Long Island City, NY

2013

"Curate NYC"

"Shoot" Lesley Heller Workplace, Lower East Side, NY

"Lotus Photography" hpgrp GALLERY, Chelsea, NY      

2012 "Beyond 1 lens & Over 100 eyes", hpgrp GALLERY, Chelsea, NY
          
2011 "Salon Show", Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

      "Hotel Chelsea Art Show", Hotel Chelsea, NY

Awards

2015

Asian Creative Awards - Juror's(Naomi Hirabayashi) choice

The 2015, 9th Px3 Annual Competition -Honorable Mention

2014

International Photography Awards -Honorable Mention in portraits and self-portraits

Publication

hyperallergic.com "Art Rx"  
www.usfl.com issue No.538  
 
 
Education
Professional Photography Certificate, New England School of Photography, Boston, MA