Yumi Janairo Roth was born in Eugene, Oregon and raised in Chicago and suburban Washington DC. She currently lives and works in Boulder, Colorado where she is a professor of sculpture at the University of Colorado. Yumi has created a diverse body of work that explores ideas of immigration, hybridity, and displacement through discrete objects and site-responsive installations, solo projects, as well as collaborations. In her projects, her objects function as both natives and interlopers to their environments, simultaneously recognizable and unfamiliar to their users. She received a BA in Anthropology from Tufts University, a BFA from the School for the Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, and an MFA from the State University of New York - New Paltz.