"Well known for her use of dense patterns of polka dots and nets, as well as her intense, large-scale environments, Yayoi Kusama works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance, and immersive installation. Born in Japan in 1929, Kusama came to the United States in 1957 and quickly found herself at the epicenter of the New York avant-garde. After achieving fame through groundbreaking exhibitions and art “happenings,” she returned to her native country in 1973 and is now one of Japan’s most prominent contemporary artists. This retrospective features works spanning Kusama’s career."-text taken from the Exhibition website
In addition to the exhibition the Museum will be holding two events one of which is-
Obsess, Create, and Repeat: Obsession and the Creative Process
Thursday, September 13, 2012 7 PM
Further example's of Yayoi Kusama's work can be found on her website: http://www.yayoi-kusama.jp/e/information/index.html
A direct link to the Whitney's website can be found here.