Yumiko Hirokawa was born and grew up in Osaka, Japan. Yumiko is a 2003 graduate of the Corcoran School of Arts and Design at the George Washington University. She has exhibited her art in Japan, China, Korea, and the US.
Her work has been shown at the fountain art fair, and Ashok Jain gallery in New York City, and at the LELA International Gallery in Los Angeles in 2014. She also had an exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC in 2015
Hirokawa’s work is housed in the collection of Ninbo Museum of Art in Ninbo,China. She has painted scenes of modern society using aluminum leaf. A number of her paintings in the past year are based on the theme of the refugee boats
Hirokawa was a student at Corcoran at the time of the September 11th attack, and September 11th has been a major influence on the direction of her art.
Her art is a prayer for the many people who have suffered from disasters and conflicts around the world, including the people attempting to flee the Mideast conflicts by boat.