Tomokazu Matsuyama
Born in Gifu, Japan, 1976
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
Education
MFA in Communications Design, Pratt Institute, New York, USA
Bachelor of Economics, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan
Public Collections
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, USA
The Microsoft Art Collection, USA
The Dean Collection, USA
The Royal Family, The Prince of Dubai United Arab Emirates
The Royal Family, The Queen of Dubai United Arab Emirates
Toyota Automobile, USA
The Standard Hotel, Andre Balazs Group, New York
Levi’s Strauss and Co, Japan
Cosmopolitan Hotel Group, Las Vegas
Lectures
2013

Artist Presentation, Harvard University

2012

Artist Presentation, Katzen Arts Center, Museum for America University, Washington DC

2011

Artist Presentation, Asia Society and Museum, New York, NY

2007

APMT, BankART, Yokohama, Japan

2003
Asian America Arts Centre in New York, NY
Commissions
TOSHIBA Australia “Made in 17 Hours” project
Levi’s Strauss & Co. “NY Artist Series” project
The Standard Hotel, limited edition “The Standard Hotel Snow Ball”
LeSportsac “Artist in residence” project
Nike “LeBron James” project
Nike SportsWear (NSW), Nike’s premium line collaboration
Nike Asia, Hong Kong “CO-Lab” project
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2015
Somewhere Here, Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
17 Hours, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, Australia

Come with me, Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco, CA

2014

Sky Is The Limit, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Out Side Looking In, Lesley Kehoe Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

2013
The Standard Rendez-vous, Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Palimpsest, Rauchauer Institute at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

2012
New Works, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Future Is Always Bright, Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco, CA

Thousand Regards, Katzen Art Center at American University Museum, Washington, DC

2011

East Weets Mest, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

2010

In Case You’re Lost, Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009

Glancing at the Twin Peak, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

2007
Between the Polar, Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Chiba, Japan
Selected Group Exhibitions
2013
Messin’ With The Masters, Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
Edo-Pop, The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints, Japan Society, New York, NY

Changing World Through Art, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY

2012

Re:define, Goss Foundation, Dallas, Texas

2011
Museum of Tibet House, New York, NY
Joy Ride, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY
We Are All One, New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY
Changing the World Through Art 2, Haunch of Venison Gallery, New York, NY

The Open Day Book Exhibition, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA

2010
Sugi-PoP! The Influence of Anime and Manga on Contemporary Art, Portsmouth Museum of Art, New Hampshire, PA

Summer Group Exhibition, Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, CA
DRAW, Museo De La Cludad De Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
Changing the World Through Art, Haunch of Venison Gallery, New York, NY

2009
Lost in Mutation: The Surreal in Contemporary Japanese Art, Aidekman Arts Centre at Tufts University, Cambridge, MA

UNFRAMED 2009, 15 Union Square, New York, NY

2008
Winter Group Show, Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, CA Eyes and Curiosity vol. 4, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Night Watch, Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Chiba, Japan

Piece of Peace, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2007
U Can’t Touch This: The New Asian Art, Zone: Chelsea Center for the Art, New York, NY
Bunkamura Art Show/BAS2007, Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Project To Surface, M127, New York, NY
Natural Drift, Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Chiba, Japan