Photo by Gary Heck

Yumi Kiyose art incorporates, and often combines, clay, glass, and steel. Her art is an expression of energy, and utilizes form and movement derived from nature. She uses a combination of mixed colors, which emphasizes flow and produces harmony and rhythm, drawing the eye in, creating visual enchantment.

Yumi’s ceramics have enjoyed international exposure in Japan, Canada, and the United States, including shows at The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.Her mixed media art, clay, glass and steel were presented at the Vincent Price Art Museum, Monterey Park, CA.Ongoing, she has A to Z: AMOCA’s Permanent Collection Show at The American Museum of Ceramics Art, Pomona, CA.

Yumi was born in Tokyo, Japan and lives in Los Angles where she works out of her studio. She received her MFA at Otis/Parsons Art institute in Los Angeles after earning her BFA at the Kansas City Art Institute. In addition to creating art works, she teaches ceramics at Community Colleges and Universities in Los Angeles, California.