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About the Artist

Kaori Hamura Long

is an artist based in Japan and U.S.. She has been drawing, painting and daydreaming since she can remember. Her art works have been showcased in many media-from painting, illustration, animation, to product design.

Profile in Japanese 日本語のプロフィールはこちら


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


Freelance Illustrator: Time Out, Interview, Mademoiselle, New Times, Ray Gun, New York Press,
Cosmo Girl !, Anna Sui, Liquid Sky Records, Boston's Weekly Dig and others
Product Designer: Wrought Iron and Ceramic Products, Mesa International (-Present)
T-shirt Designer: Anna Sui, Liquid Sky Records, Patricia Field, and others

Character Design/ Animation

Guest Instructor: The Center for Cartoon Studies, VT (2007-2009)
Flash Animator/ Director: Teen Wire, P.P.F.A., New York
Character Designer: Nickelodeon's "Gary The Rat" and "Captain Itch" (2002/2005)
Creator/ Director : Bootie Boogie, X-Chromosome Web animation and Television Pilot, Oxygen Media LLC, New York
Creator/ Director: MTV2 Station I.D. , New York
Creator/ Director: MTV Video Music Awards, Package Animation and Design, New York
Clay Model Maker: Celebrity DeathMatch, MTV Animation(1998)
Senior Character Designer: MTV's TV Series and Feature Films "Beavis&Butt-Head", "DownTown", "Daria", "Celebrity Death-Match", and other projects (-2001)


United Nations,Poster Exhibition, New York (2021)

A’Design Award, Museo del Design, Como, Italy (2021)
Art Festival in Kobe Hankyu Deppartment, 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)


•A’ Design Award & Competition War on VirusEmerald Award, 2021
•Winner of United Nations 75th Anniversary AR Poster Competition Futuring Peace, 2020
•Altpick Awards, Illustration Series, Altpick New York, 2008
•Silver Awards, The Illustration West 41 Annual Awards, The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, 2014