Fuko Ito was born and raised in Kobe, Japan where she grew up attending a British Christian elementary school and a Canadian International School. She moved to the US to study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to receive her BFA and is currently pursuing her MFA at the University of Kansas Visual Arts Department.

Her work attempts to playfully explore and illuminate feelings of vulnerability and sensations of discomfort informed by her cross-cultural upbringing through her plushy, sentimental beings called fumblys.