Tomo Mori was born in the country side of Osaka, Japan. She studied fundamental painting and drawing at Tokyo Metropolitan High School for Art, and graduated from Atlanta College of Art with a BFA. She spent 11 years in the CNN newsroom as an editorial design staffer after graduating from college in 1995. From the experience of being exposed to news reports of ongoing conflicts on a daily basis, she began to seek harmonious beauty of co-existence in her own artwork. Mori also experienced life in the Caribbean, Latin America, and West Africa, she currently resides in New York City focusing on her collage work and mixed media installations at chashama 461.
Mori’s work has been exhibited in New York City, Miami, Atlanta, Michigan, Liestal (Switzerland), and Tokyo. In 2014, she was selected as a finalist for MTA Art & Design. She was also selected as the New York metro area regional finalist for Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series contest with Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and exhibited her winning piece “Memory Ring” at SCOPE Miami Beach 2014.