Profile: Yuki Toyooka Smith - Crafton Hills College
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Yuki Toyooka Smith

Yuki Toyooka Smith

Assistant Professor of Art
Started at Crafton in 2020


MFA, Fine Art. California State University Los Angeles, CA

BFA, Printmaking. State University of New York New Paltz, NY

AA, Fine Art. Fulton Montgomery Community College, NY

Yuki Toyooka Smith (Yuki Toy) is an artist and author in Los Angeles. She grew up in Hokkaido, Japan, and she specialize in Anatomy Illustration and Figure Drawing. She has been published in multiple medical illustration books and her artwork has been part of the curriculum at USC and Cal Tech. Yuki received an MFA from California State University Los Angeles, and a BFA from SUNY New Paltz, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post Japan. Known for anatomical illustration in muted, pastel tones, her colored pencils create a subdued and nostalgic feel–evoking a tradition that spans from Nicolas Henri Jacob to Frank Henry Netter. Yuki continues to create her anatomy illustration for a future text book to help her art students, and has art exhibitions annually at Gallery 30 South in Pasadena, CA.