Mari Urasawa was born in Tokyo, Japan where various cultures continually crossed paths. She was born into a creative family who appreciated art, music, and philosophy. She enjoys movies, yoga, travel, reading and scuba diving. She studied Fine Arts in college. She was especially interested in Printmaking and liked silkscreen and etching because of the way it combined hand painting and digital looks.
“Art is a part of my life and cannot live without. There is no right or wrong about art. It has freedom to express whatever you feel. I paint what I see, not what it is supposed to look.” She works in mixed medias and combines both digital and hand painted works to create her unexpected looks.