Born in Japan and raised in Indonesia, Maki Tamura received her MFA in painting from Tyler School of Art and BFA from the University of Washington. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, including the Dallas Museum of Art, Seattle Art Museum, and Kunsthaus Baselland in Switzerland. Her work is in the public art collections of the Peter Norton Family Collection, Dallas Museum of Art, and the City of Seattle Portable Art Collection, to name a few. Maki Tamura is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship in New York and the Artist Trust fellowship in Washington. She currently lives and works in Seattle.