Fumino Hora was born and educated in Tokyo, Japan. She lived in Hong Kong from 1994 to 2006, where she worked as an artist. She moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in October 2006 to launch her American art career. She has obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and a Master of Fine Arts Degree at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT University), Melbourne, Australia in 2002 and 2005. She is currently a candidate for a Doctor of Fine Arts Degree at RMIT University. Throughout her art career, she has experimented with various media whilst seeking more conceptual forms of expression.
Her most recent artistic theme is ‘The Human Condition’, which explores the nature of human beings through the lens of Japanese aesthetic ideals and historical and cultural context. She works with multimedia such as glass, metal, photography, video and installation. Her previous awards include ‘Robert and Sylvia Robinson Family Foundation Award’ in 2008, and ‘Philippe Charriol Art Foundation Art Competition’ in 2002.
She was a resident artist at Pittsburgh Glass Center in 2010, where she most recently had a solo exhibition entitled ‘The Way of Samsara’ from November 2010 to January 2011. The semi-site-specific exhibition featured glass, paper, photography and video.
She has contributed to charity activities such as ‘The Society Of the Relief of Disabled Children’ and ‘The Nesbitt Centre’ (The Hong Kong Vocational Centre). She is a member of ‘Associated Artists of Pittsburgh’, Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh’, and ‘Pittsburgh group’. She has obtained a Photography Certificate from Pittsburgh Filmmakers in April 2008. Her works have been exhibited and collected both nationally and internationally.