Michelle Kumata is a Seattle native with a BFA in Illustration from The School of Visual Arts in New York, NY. She worked as a graphic artist at The Seattle Times for over a decade. Her work has been shown at Frye Art Museum, Center on Contemporary Art, Bumbershoot, Nordstrom and The Society of Illustrators Museum, New York, NY. 

She is currently Exhibit Director at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, where she works with community members to bring their stories to life through compelling exhibitions.