Born in Los Angeles, CA. Erin Yoshi was inspired at
an early age by her parents to create. She built a darkroom and started
developing photography at age 7. She was influenced by stories of her
family’s experiences during the Internment Camps of WWII, which instilled
curiosity for human capacity and politics of power. Her foundation as a
community organizer has influenced her art and project themes.
Yoshi tells stories and shares emotional expression
with delicate brush strokes. Her artwork reflects the struggle
within communities, and the paradigms of social injustice and class
struggles. She focuses much of her time creating plans, building
partnerships and pooling resources to build her projects from the idea stage
to completion. The artwork has become the talking point, but the
Projects she creates have expanded her art form.
Yoshi rides with The Trust Your Struggle Collective.
She obtained her Masters in Business Administration focusing on International
Sustainability. She takes prides her nomadic tendencies.
Her work has been featured in Vibe, Ruckus, Spirit
Magazine, El Tiempo and Time Out New York. Yoshi has left her imprint
creating murals in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, Colombia, Chile,
the Philippines and across the United States.
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