Kaori Maeyama is an urban landscape painter born and raised in Fukuoka, Japan. Since arriving in New Orleans alone with one duffel bag in 1994, she has been a focus puller, an audio editor, and a plein air painter. She is a member of Staple Goods art collective and gallery in the St. Claude Arts District.

While working as a managing producer for public radio program American Routes, she studied plein air oil painting with Phil Sandusky at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. In August 2012, two of her paintings were hung at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, as part of Louisiana Contemporary juried exhibition.

She received a BA in film production from the University of New Orleans, and a MFA in painting from Tulane University where she learned to paint without paintbrushes.

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