Allison Yasukawa is a visual artist and educator. She holds an MFA in Studio Arts and an MA in TESOL/Applied Linguistics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In her studio practice, she explores themes of social encounter, the physical body, and the politics and performance of identity. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at Dak'Art OFF (Saint-Louis, Senegal), American University Museum (Washington D.C.), Gallery 400 (Chicago), Bronx Art Space (New York), and Vox Populi (Philadelphia), among others. Her work with non-native English speakers focuses on arts-based language instruction and mines meaning-making overlaps between arts practice and language-learning. She has presented on critique instruction, community engagement, and image-based prewriting strategies at conferences including College Art Association (CAA), Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE), and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) International Association.