YUKO TORII was born in a small town near Kobe, Japan. As a child, she always dreamed of traveling afar to 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 and a designer of trunks, including the “Malle Mars” (Mars Trunk) now displayed in the Musée Louis Vuitton in Paris. She also worked as a Master Embosser for Anya Hindmarch of London. After living in New York for many years, participating in the city’s active arts scenes, she and her husband made the move to Mexico, where she is enjoying the nation’s ancient and contemporary cultural riches, as well as the warmth of its people. Yuko is the self-proclaimed “Queen of Kittyrature”, a storyteller whose trademark characters are feline protagonists, largely inspired by her three cats, Mitternacht, Mondschein and Parsifal. 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.