Yuko Torii was born in a small town in Japan—though, as a child, she always dreamed of traveling afar to exotic foreign lands. Her dreams became a reality when she moved to Los Angeles and received a BFA in Fine Arts from the Otis College of Art and Design. She then worked at Louis Vuitton as a top hand-painter of trunks, and a designer for special orders. One of her creations, Malle Mars (Mars Trunk), is listed among the 100 Legendary Trunks of Louis Vuitton. Now, as a newly-minted New Yorker, Yuko enjoys exploring the city’s rich, cultural atmosphere with her husband. She is the self-proclaimed “Queen of Kittyrature”, a storyteller whose trademark characters are feline protagonists, largely inspired by her own cats, Mitternacht and Mondschein. You can find her and her kitties online at MidnightAtelier.com, Twitter and Instagram.
Yuko is represented by Rachel Orr. Please contact Rachel for more information at rko(at)prospectagency.com.