Video from the Whitney Museum website featuring Kusama’s Fireflies on the Water on view in the Lobby Gallery.
Yayoi Kusama is one of Japan's most prominent contemporary artists. Her best known works of art involve the use of dense patterns of polka dots and nets, as well as her intense, large-scale environments. Kusama works in a wide variety of media, including sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, film, performance, and immersive installation. A new retrospective of Kusama's artworks is now on exhibit at the Whitney Museum. The exhibition includes the enchanting "Fireflies on the Water", an installation of lights, mirrors, and water. Timed tickets are required to experience this particular exhibit. Born in Japan in 1929, Kusama came to the United States in 1957 and quickly became part of the New York avant-garde. She has returned to her native country where she continues to be a prolific contemporary artist.