Tomo Mori was born in Shijonawate, Osaka. After graduating from Tokyo Metropolitan High School for Music and Art, she pursued studying art at the Atlanta College of Art in the United States. After college graduation, she started to work for CNN and built her career as a graphic designer, but she returned to pursue art again in 2011.

Tomo’s work starts with dark emotions by observing the world’s inequality from the newsroom and the discrimination and violence she experienced as a minority woman of this generation. However, the completed works are uplifting. In her process, she goes through healing, connecting, then intersecting with the past to find hope. Both collage and rope installation, composed of fabrics from all over the world, gives a sense of light and warmth.


1972 大阪府四條畷市に次女として誕生

1988 東京都立芸術高校進学

1989 カリフォルニア州カーマンハイスクールに1年間YFUの奨学生として留学

1991 アトランタ美術大学入学

1995 Cable News Network (CNN)入社

2011 アーティストとしての活動を再開

Public Art/Commercial Commission

2021 Splash, 20’x 4’ painting commissioned by Tishman for Swan Reserve Hotel

2018 The Wheels of the Bus, MTA Art & Design, Manhattanville Bus Depot

2017 Concerto Encircling, Miller Theatre at Columbia University. A site-specific

installation/mural commission. A part of Uptown Triennial 2017

Art Fair

2020  CADAF Online, curated by Roberta Finberg/99 Prints

2017  CT Contemporary Art Fair, Bedford Square, Westport, CT

2015  FLUX ART FAIR, New York, NY

2014  SCOPE Miami Beach, Rush Arts Gallery

Solo/2 Artist Exhibitions

2020  I See You. With Tafa, Chashama, Immigrant Artist Series. New York, NY

2019  ROPE, curated by Ramona Candy.  St. Joseph College, Brooklyn, NY

2018  Search for Warmth, Judy Ferrara Gallery, Three Oaks, MI

2017  Search for Warmth, Porter Advisory, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

2023  Gathering, Asianish curated by Sophia Ma and Cecile Chong, FiveMyles, Brooklyn, NY

2022 100 YEARS OF HARLEM curated by Omo Misha, Christie's x CCNY

2020  Art of Healing, Art on the Ave, curated by Lisa DuBois. New York, NY

2017  Intertwined, chashama 470 Vanderbilt, Brooklyn NY

2017  We are stronger together, Barnes Foundation/Rush Art Philly, Philadelphia, PA

2015  Molting, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ

2014  Kirschblüte. Museum BL, Liestal, Switzerland

2014  HOME by No Longer Empty, Sugar Hill Museum, New York

2013  Brimming on the Edge with NYCxDESIGN, Andrew Freedman Home, Bronx,NY


2023  Winter Workspace Residency, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY.

2022  EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Studio/IFPDA, New York, NY

2020  This Life Given, West Harlem Art Funds at Governors Island, NY

2015  Chashama 461 studio/workspace program, New York, NY