Yori was born in Yokohama, Japan, and immigrated to Australia in 2000. She finished her MFA at the National Art School (NAS) in 2013, majoring in printmaking.
‘Her work interprets Japan’s native nature aesthetic, which colours her perspective with its placement of nature at the centre of its philosophy. Specifically, she is influenced by Shintoism and Zen Buddhism, the latter teaching the beauty of imperfection in nature which is an important part of her aesthetic. Her current projects are based on the integration of her aforementioned Japanese aesthetic and philosophy, with her experience of Western culture.’ (Zoe Harrington)
Yori was one of the first members of Tiliqua Studio. She paints, prints and has just moved into ceramics. She is a force of nature.