juuri's bio

Born in Tokyo in 1983, JUURI started drawing as soon as she could hold a pencil. Her days in Japan were filled with drawing, creating, and trying to be as brave as all the boys.

A few decades later, nothing much has changed except her physical location. Working from the middle of the United States, JUURI still creates images of beauty, fueled by tales of unlikely valor. Of course, her early Japanese upbringing still has a large influence on the colors and stylings of the faces in her paintings.

She works primarily with watercolor, colored pencil, and gold leaf; sometimes combining a digital element as a nod to her graphic design training. Recently, she is also known for her street art pieces. "I would love to travel the whole world painting murals on random walls; having adventures along the way. That's my dream life," JUURI says.

JUURI's art can be purchased via her shop. She also has select prints available at DNA Galleries (Oklahoma City) and Thumbprint Gallery (San Diego). Delicate silk scarves featuring her work are available at Contrado UK.

Press

Google Arts & Culture
IKEA Family Live (AU)
Adore Home Magazine
My Modern Met
Supersonic Electronic
Underground Sparks
Cgunit
Lost at E Minor
Article by Thumbprint Gallery (La Jolla, CA)
Zupi Magaine (Brazil)
Art Focus Oklahoma
Refused Magazine
Japan Cinema
Sacramento News & Review
Uncovering Oklahoma