Mimi Kato, born and raised in Nara Japan, has lived and worked in the US since 1998. Kato received a BA in Photography from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri in 2002 and an MFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2006. Kato has exhibited her work at Artpace, San Antonio, TX; the Roswell Museum of Art, Roswell, NM; the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI; the Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX; and the Ballina Art Center, Ballina, Ireland. Kato was also chosen as one of the artists to represent San Antonio in the 2007 International Photo Festival, Foto Noviembre, in Canary Islands, Spain. Kato has been in residence with the Roswell Artist in Residency Program in Roswell, New Mexico in 2008; Albion College in Albion, Michigan in 2009; and the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, in 2010. Kato's work is in the collection of Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, Roswell, NM; National Reserve Bank, Houston, TX; Ripon College, Ripon, WI; and The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX. Kato is a 2013 Creative Workforce Fellow funded by Community Partnership of Art and Culture in Cleveland Ohio.