Akiko Hoshino was born in Fukushima, Japan. She graduated from prestigeous art university, Tama Art University in Tokyo. She earned Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Arts. While she studied at the university, she also received classical art training in private atelier. She moved to New York in 1999 to pursue her art. She began studying at the Art students League of New York where all the famouns artists spent their youth. She is studying drawing with George Cannata and printmaking with Michael Pellettieri. During the course of study, she received Merit Scholarship and Nessa Cohen Grant. She has exhibited at the Lincoln Center,(NY), National Arts Club(NY) and the L. C. Brand Gallery(CA) as well as receiving number of awards from the shows.