Nao Yamamoto was born in Japan, and has spent the last seven years building her artistic practice in the United States. She received the Master of Fine Arts in studio art and design from California State University, San Bernardino in 2014, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tama Art University, in Tokyo in 2011, specializing in glass art. In 2015 she was recognized in the Glass in Japan in Daikanyama, Tokyo. She currently divides her time between southern California, Japan and calls Seattle her home base, where she was recently completed a commission for the Mayor of Seattle.
Nao's artwork involves the creation of organic abstract objects that are inspired by the simple beauty inherent in glass. She is interested in investigating new and creative ways to emphasize the attraction of glass.