Yumi Janairo Roth was born in Eugene, OR and grew up in Chicago, Metro Manila, Philippines and suburban Washington DC. She currently lives and works in Boulder, Colorado where she is a professor of sculpture and post studio practice at the University of Colorado. Roth has created a diverse body of work that explores ideas of immigration, hybridity, and displacement through discrete objects and site-responsive installations, solo projects as well as collaborations. In her projects, objects function as both natives and interlopers to their environments, simultaneously recognizable and unfamiliar to their users. She received a BA in anthropology from Tufts University, a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston and an MFA from the State University of New York-New Paltz. Roth has exhibited and participated in artist-in-residencies nationally and internationally, including Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Smack Mellon, and Cuchifritos in New York City; Diverse Works and Lawndale Art Center in Houston; Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver; Institute of Contemporary Art in Portland, Maine; Walker Art Center and the Soap Factory in Minneapolis; Consolidated Works in Seattle, Vargas and Ayala Museums in Metro Manila, Philippines; and Frankfurter Kunstverein in Frankfurt; Galerie Klatovy Klenová and Institute of Art and Design-Pilsen in the Czech Republic among others.