Yvonne Wakabayashi (née Tasaka) is an internationally recognized, award-winning textile artist and a highly respected teacher. Following her BA, she gained an MA in education (specializing in art) from the University of British Columbia. Throughout her professional life, she has worked as a teacher, sharing her passion and knowledge of art history and practice. For decades, she has taught as an instructor and more recently as a guest lecturer in the fashion design program at the University of the Fraser Valley and in textile arts at Capilano University, BC. Her mesmerizing artworks have been displayed in more than forty exhibitions in Asia, Europe, Oceania, and the Americas.