Asuka was born in Los Angeles, raised in Japan, educated in Boston, worked in New York, and currently lives and works in Oakland, CA.  She received BFA degree in printmaking from California State University, Long Beach, and MFA degree from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University. She is an assistant professor and fun coordinator in the Printmaking Department at San Francisco Art Institute.

Asuka loves many things, including bunnies, garden gnomes, unicorn, books, bicycles, knee-high striped socks, acrobats, Masterpiece Theater, Pee-Wee Herman, Gumby, Bettie Page, and pie-baking. 

For Asuka's 2016 CV, see here: Asuka CV