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About the Artist

Kaori Hamura Long

Kaori is an artist based in Japan and U.S. Since she was a child, she has been passionate about drawing, painting, and protecting world peace and nature. Her artworks have been showcased in many media-from painting, illustration, and animation to apps. She hopes to dedicate her life to creating art that makes a difference in world peace and protecting wildlife.

Profile in Japanese 日本語のプロフィールはこちら


Parsons School of Design, New York, U.S.A. / Paris, France, Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
Sophia Junior College, Tokyo, Japan,
A.A. in English


■Editorial Illustration

The Economist, NPR, Atlas Obbscura, Time Out New York, Interview Magazine, Google, Time Out New York, New York Press, Mademoiselle, Cosmo Girl!, New Times, Bikini, Boston Weekly Dig, Cyzo Magazine

■Children's Illustration

"Kappa Jizo" for Apple Store and Google Play Store, "Firefly Princess" for Google Books, "Young Yogi and the Mind Monsters" for Atmosphere Press, and "Reach For The Stars" for Bright Future EDG.

■T-shirts Design

SHEIN, Anna Sui, Liquid Sky Records, Patricia Field, and others

■Product Design

Mesa International, Home Goods, Costco, Sam's Club

■Character Design/ Animation

MTV Networks- Character Designer for "Down Town" Beavis & Butt-Head" TV Series & Movie, "Celebrity Deathmatch", "Daria"

Nickelodeon - Character Designer for "Gary The Rat" "Captain Itch"

Oxygen Media LLC- Creator/Animator for "Bootie Boogie"


United Nations, 75th Anniversary Peace Poster Exhibition, New York (2021-2022)
Fukuoka Asian Museum,Fukuoka (2022)
A'Design Award, Museo del Design, Como, Italy (2021)
Art Festival in Kobe Hankyu Department, Kobe, Japan (2021)
Gallert Iyn, Osaka, Japan (2021)
Mique,Tokyo, Japan (2019)
Creation Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2016)
Loft, Osaka, Japan (2015)
Loft, Fukuoka, Japan (2014)
Erebuni Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2012)

Gettigloss, Los Angeles, CA (2010)
Royal/T, Los Angeles, CA (2009)
The Gallery in The Woods, Brattleboro, VT (2009)
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT (2008)
Titmouse, Hollywood, CA (2008)
My Plastic Heart NYC, New York, NY (2008)
Bellevarado Studios, Los Angeles, CA (2008)
Copro Nason Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (2007)
The Gallery in The Woods, Brattleboro, VT (2007)
Live With Animals Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2006)
•Amerasia Bank Gallery, New York, NY (2005)
Zentralbuero Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2004)
Zakka, New York, NY (2004)
Future Is Now Gallery, New York, NY (2003)
The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Santa Monica College, Los Angeles , CA (2003)
Culture Cache, San Francisco, CA (2002)
New Image Art Gallery, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA (2002)


•Winner of United Nations 75th Anniversary AR Peace Poster Competition, Futuring Peace, 2021
•A' Design Award Winner Print and Published Media Design, 2020

•A' Design Award Winner Mobile Technologies, Applications and Software Design Category, 2020
•Competition  War on VirusEmerald Award, 2020
•Altpick Awards, Illustration Series, Altpick New York, 2008
•Silver Awards, The Illustration West 41 Annual Awards, The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, 2013