Marin Murakoshi is a Japanese artist based in Newton, Massachusetts, United States. She grew up in Kabira, one of the oldest small villages on Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, Japan. Marin began sculpting in her early thirties at the Art Students League of New York. Over the years, she has focused on direct carving of wood and stone. She creates figurative, semi-abstract forms, and whimsical creatures through sculpture, often allowing the material to dictate its own shape. Her work explores the nuances and elements of human emotion, love, and affection in human relationships and the fleeting moments of life.