Yona Yurwit is a self-taught pencil artist. She grew up on a hot spring in rural New Mexico with 1,280 acres of scrub and some cows. She received a BA in Liberal Arts in 2014, and her Environmental Studies minor and interdisciplinary study model fostered her interest in creating art that celebrates connections and patterns. She has lived and worked in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since 2014. From 2015 - 2016 Yona painted and performed with ROMPUS painting troupe, whose improvisational style is still evident in her personal work in her free-form biology-inspired patterns and no-looking-back approach. She values art that centers underrepresented groups and challenges capitalism. Her style is defined by vibrant color and delicate fine lines. She sells original work and prints and is available for commissioned work.