Arts Based Community Strategist
Erin Yoshi is a community instigator, harnessing her creative power to spread information and awareness. With a practice deeply rooted in historic cultural memories and current global conditions, Yoshi is able to harness abstract color vibrations and figurative storytelling in the pursuit of cultural diversity and biodiversity.
In a society that places such value on modernity and new technology, Yoshi has committed herself to representing the historic and the natural. She has fostered a community and amassed a following based on her love of representing ancestral women, choosing to honor and give life to the history that they have lived. These women and their stories aid Yoshi in her quest to highlight true beauty and raw emotions within humanity.
Yoshi has left her mark over 20+ years experience in social arts practice from leading workshops to building collaborative public art projects. She is a renowned muralist and community organizer. She is a member of The Trust Your Struggle Collective (US), COI (LA), and APC (South America). She previously managed two public art non-profits as the Executive Director of the Estria Foundation and the Interim Director of the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles. She has painted over 100+ murals around the globe. All of this in the pursuit of creating hope and lines of camaraderie.
Yoshi has created numerous international mural series, arts/music festivals, exhibitions, and community-based events, utilizing art as a catalyst for creating change. Not only does her art reach communities and audiences around the globe, she touches the lives of many with interactive workshops that support intergenerational knowledge exchange. As a true believer in the power of community, Yoshi supports numerous artists to professionalize infrastructures and create engagement in their artistic practices including curriculums, coaching and mentorship. Her projects include When She Rises, Water Writes Mural Series, Memoria Viva Series, and Trust Your Struggle productions, with more to come as the world is constantly changing and the community is never done growing.