Makiko Harris was born in Breda, The Netherlands - and after stints in Tokyo, Boston, New York and Sonoma, CA - now lives and works in San Francisco. She studied Philosophy and Studio Art at Tufts University (B.A. 2011), focusing on Aesthetics, Philosophy of Art, and Feminist Philosophy. After graduation, she continued her studio art education at the California College of Arts in San Francisco and studied with Patrick Dintino and Mel Prest. Makiko has worked in the fashion, music, and design industries - and in addition to making art, she runs her own digital product design consulting business, Silent Howl Studios. Currently Makiko is a Studio Artist at Root Division - a fellowship for emerging artists that provides subsidized studio space in downtown San Francisco and professional development support.