Yvonne Mouser is an artist, designer, and maker based in Oakland, California. She was born in San Diego and raised in semi-rural Texas where her love of the tactile world first attracted her to sculpture. Functional interest led her to the furniture program at California College of the Arts where she received a BFA with high distinction in 2006. Her work is included in private collections, and has been exhibited internationally and nationally including the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Italy; the Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia; the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design; the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco; COPIA in Napa, CA; the Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts in Alta Loma, CA; and the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA.
Mouser is currently a Wornick Distinguished Visiting Professor of Wood Arts within the Furniture Program of California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She has been awarded artist-in-residence at Autodesk's Pier 9 in San Francisco; the Workshop Residence in San Francisco; the Windgate Artist-in-Residence of The Furniture Program in the School of Art + Design at San Diego State University; Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, CO; and was recipient of the Ron and Anita Wornick Award at California College of the Arts.
Working both independently and with a diverse group of collaborators, Mouser's work exists between the practical and conceptual, spanning furniture design, experiences, and fine art. Her own design studio, established in 2009, creates one of a kind objects and small run production pieces. She co-founded New Factory, a design studio and workshop; Thought for Food, where she focused on the artifacts and experiences of eating; and YMSF, an ongoing collaboration with the fashion and textile company Stella Fluorescent.