Yumiko Kayukawa grew up in the small town of Naie in Hokkaido, Japan. In these pristine, natural surroundings, she found her love of animals and nature which later became an important theme of her work. As she grew up, Yumiko drew inspirations from American pop culture such as Rock & Roll, film and fashion. These influences are fused with modern and traditional Japanese motifs to create her unique style.
Yumiko’s debut as an artist was with a Manga feature when she was just 16. She later attended and graduated from Bisen Art School in Sapporo, Japan. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington. Yumiko has had recent solo exhibitions at The Shooting Gallery, La Luz de Jesus, Joshua Liner, and M Modern to name a few.
Find more by Yumiko Kayukawa at sweetyumiko.com
Follow Yumiko on Facebook & Twitter @yumikokayukawa