Yuki Maruyama is a Japanese-American artist who grew up in constant transition between her two primary cultures and languages. Her drawings are strongly influenced by Japanese Manga (comics), her favorite form of art and literature since her childhood in the US and through her adolescence in Japan. The genre is intimately connected to her dual cultural heritage; Manga and related forms of visual culture have played a significant role in the complex cultural cross-pollination between the US and Japan, beginning as early as Post-War Japan and especially in the last three decades.
Yuki received her MFA in Drawing and Painting from California College of the Arts in 2004. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, namely at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Southern Exposure, and the LAB in San Francisco; Flux Factory and the Queens Museum of Art in New York City; Theatres des Sens Gallery and Domestic Art Project Yomoyama-So in and near Tokyo, Japan.