Yuri Kobayashi is a New England based sculptor/furniture maker. Born in Japan, she earned a B.A. in Architecture Design at Musashino Art University in Tokyo and then learned woodworking at Shinrin-Takumi-Juku in Takayama. She moved to the U.S. and earned an M.F.A. in Furniture Design from San Diego State University. Currently Yuri divides her time between artist residencies and teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design. She exhibits nationally and has been awarded several residencies, grants, and fellowships, including Windgate Artist-in-Residency at SUNY purchase in 2010; University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2011; and the International Turning Exchange in Philadelphia in 2014.