Born and bred in Kyoto, where she studied Japanese art and history, Fumiyo Yoshikawa specializes in Japanese brush painting methods, sumi-e and nihonga. She has exhibited widely at museums and galleries in Japan (among others, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Kyoto Museum, Takashimaya fine Arts Gallery) and in the United States.
Since graduating from the Kyoto University of Education in 1987, Yoshikawa has been a member of the association of professional nihonga artists of Kyoto and taught brush painting and water color in Japan. She has been teaching in the U.S.A. since 2004, when she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Yoshikawa is dedicated to introducing the aesthetics of Japanese culture to a wide range of people through lecturing and demonstrations of nihonga and sumi-e at a number of institutions including the San Francisco Asian Art Museum, Colorado Mesa University, and the General Consulate of Japan in San Francisco.