The 91 year old artist was born March 22, 1929 in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. In her long career, she has also made sculpture, films, avant-garde fashion, and nearly everything involves dots.

To learn more about her, here’s a terrific article, with lots of photos, about her in the Tate Kids section of the Tate Modern Museum. https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/who-is/who-yayoi-kusama

Here’s an excellent lesson plan/instructions for making a project inspired by the art of Yayoi Kusama.


Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is known for her all-over compositions of dots. She makes a type of art called “installations,” this is where instead of an artwork being made at the artist’s studio on a canvas and taken to a museum, the artist “installs” the artwork right in the museum.

Elaine Luther is the blogger and podcast co-host for Being Bold. As a kid, Elaine’s mom gave her the book “Girls are People Too,” sparking her interest in women’s rights and the untold stories of women. She is a writer and artist whose work has been published in national magazines and online. Her art has been shown in galleries nationwide and libraries across Chicagoland.