Born in Fukuoka, Japan, Eri Wakiyama moved to the states as a young child, settling into California’s Bay Area with her family. In 2005, Wakiyama moved to New York to pursue a degree at Parsons School of Design. As an undergrad at Parsons she studied Fashion Design, while simultaneously developing her own distinctive style of drawing and caricatures. Wakiyama has been commissioned to create this signature work for Alyx, Calvin Klein Platinum Label, Estée Lauder, John Masters Organics, Miu Miu, Sephora, and Supreme, among others. She currently resides in Chinatown, New York, with her cat, Hedi.