Midori Yoshimoto is currently assistant professor of art history and director of two galleries at New Jersey City University in Jersey City, New Jersey. After graduating from Osaka University in Japan with a bachelor of arts degree in Western art history in 1994, she moved to the United States for her graduate study. While completing her doctorate program at Rutgers University, she served as assistant curator of the Japonisme Collection at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, organizing many exhibitions, including some that traveled to Japan. Her doctoral dissertation, “Into Performance: Japanese Women Artists in New York, 1955–75,” was awarded the 2001 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research from Rutgers University. A part of her doctoral research was published in Yes Yoko Ono, an exhibition catalog published by the Japan Society and Harry N. Abrams in New York in 2000. She also regularly contributes reviews of exhibitions in New York City for periodicals including Art Asia Pacific, Geijutsu Shinchō, and OCS News.