Yumiko Utsu was born in Tokyo in 1978. She won the 26th Hitotsubo award in 2006.
Utsu has shown her works in many solo and collective exhibitions including the Daegu Photo Biennale, Korea; the Pingyao Photo Festival, China, and at the G/P gallery. Her first international solo show was held at the Lumen Gallery in Budapest and the G/P gallery in Tokyo.
Out of Ark, her first photo-book, was published in 2009 by artbeat publishers.