Tomo Mori was born in the country side of Osaka, Japan. She studied traditional painting and drawing (western and Japanese) at Tokyo Metropolitan High School for Art, and graduated from Atlanta College of Art with a BFA. Tomo experienced life in the Caribbean, Latin America, and West Africa, she currently resides in New York City.
Tomo's painting/collage work has been exhibited in New York, Georgia, Colorado, Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey, Liestal (Switzerland), and Tokyo. Her collage work "Memory Ring" was selected as the New York metro area regional finalist for Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series contest with Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, and it was exhibited at SCOPE Miami Beach 2014.
Public art has been one of Tomo's strong interests as well as her gallery work. She started it as local community projects with Laundromat Project, East Harlem Cafe, Wix Lounge and West Harlem Art Fund, then it evolved to work larger murals. In 2016, she was commissioned to paint mural at Columbia University's Miller Theatre. She received a permanent public art commission from MTA Art & Design and the project will be installed in late 2017.