Gabhor Utomo was born in Indonesia. He moved to California to pursue his passion in art.
He received his degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in spring 2003.
Since his graduation he worked as a freelance illustrator and has illustrated a number of children's books.
His first Children's book, "Kai's Journey to Gold Mountain", is a story about a young Chinese immigrant in Angel Island.
Gabhor's works has won numerous awards from local and national art organizations. His painting of Senator Milton Marks
is a permanent collection at the California State Building in downtown San Francisco.
He also created posters for the
famous Mountain Play in Marin County.
Gabhor lives with his wife Dina and his twin girls in Portland, Oregon.