Los Angeles, California
Born in Los Angeles, CA. Erin Yoshi was inspired at an early age by her parents to create. She built a darkroom and started developing photography at age 7. She was influenced by stories of her family’s experiences during the Internment Camps of WWII, which instilled curiosity for human capacity and politics of power. Her foundation as a community organizer has influenced her art and project themes.
Yoshi tells stories and shares emotional expression with delicate brush strokes. Her artwork reflects of the struggle within communities, and the paradigms of social injustice and class struggles. The artwork has become the talking point, but the projects she creates have expanded her art form.
Yoshi rides with The Trust Your Struggle Collective (US), Few and Far (US), Choke on It (LA), and APC (Colombia). She obtained a MBA focusing on International Sustainability. Yoshi previously was the Interim Director of the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles. Currently Erin is the Executive Director of the Estria Foundation, that hosts the international #WaterWrites Mural Series and the only national graffiti competition, the Estria Battles, featured in 6 cities across the nation.