Tomokazu Matsuyama
Born 1976 in Gifu, Japan

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

Education
MFA in Communications Design, Pratt Institute, New York, USA, 2002-2004

Bachelor of Economics, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, 1996-2000

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2021

Boom Bye Bye Pain, KOTARO NUKAGA, Tokyo, Japan

2020
Accountable Nature, The Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai, China/

The Long Museum Chongqing, Chongqing, China

2018
No Place Like Home, Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Same Same, Different, Lumine Zero, Shinjuku, Japan

2017

Oh Magic Night, Hong Kong Contemporary Art, Hong Kong

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, USA

2014
Sky Is The Limit, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Outside Looking In, Lesley Kehoe Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

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

2013

Palimpsest, Rauchauer Institute at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

2012
New Works, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
The Future Is Always Bright, Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco, CA, USA
Thousand Regards, Katzen Art Center at American University Museum,

Washington DC, USA

2011

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

2010

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

2009

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

2007

Between the Polar, Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Chiba, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions
2021

Nature Morte, The Hole, New York, NY

2020

We Used To Gather, Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI

2019

Fixed Contained, Kotaro Nukaga, Tokyo, Japan

2018

Pardon My Language, Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

2017
Re:define, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas

Forms and Effects: Ukiyo-e to Anime, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ

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, TX

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 Center at Tufts
University, Cambridge, MA
Sacred Monsters, Aidekman Arts Center 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

Collections
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (USA)
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (USA)
Microsoft Collection (USA)
The Dean Collection (USA)
Toyota Automobile (USA)
Long Museum (China)
Bank of Sharjah Collection (UAE)
The Royal Family Collection (UAE)
Pt. Leo Estate Sculpture Park, Melbourne (Australia)
NIKE Japan (Japan)

Levi’s Strauss and Co. (Japan)

Public Art Projects:
2021
Ivy Station, Culver City, Los Angeles, California
Permanent mural and sculpture installation

Commissioned by Culver City, Los Angels

2021
Guo Hua Financial Center, Chongquig, China
LED billboard installation

Commissioned by Long Museum

2020
JR Shinjuku Station, Tokyo, Japan
Artistic direction of the square
Permanent sculpture installation

Commissioned by East Japan Railway Company and LUMINE

Meiji Jingu, Tokyo Japan
Outdoor sculpture installation

Commissioned by Art Powers Japan

2019
North Canon Drive, Beverly Hils, California, USA
Mural installation

Commissioned by City of Beverly Hills

Bowery Wall Mural, New York, NY

Commission by Goldman Global Arts

2018
Shibuya Scramble Junction, Tokyo, Japan
LED billboard installation

Commissioned by Peanuts Global Arts, SONY, Culture Corps

2014
Harbour Ciry, Hong Kong

Outdoor installation

Books, Catalogues

Fixed Contained, Tokyo: KOTARO NUKAGA, 2019, Text by Yuji Akimoto

No Place Like Home, Luxembourg: Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, 2018, Text by Hollis Goodall

Pardon My Language, Luxembourg: Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, 2018, Text by Peter Doroshenko

Tomokazu Matsuyama: Hong Kong. HOCA Foundation 2017, Text by Rory Padeken and Lauren Every-Wortman

Tomokazu Matsuyama: A Floating World Redux Luxembourg, Luxembourg. Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, 2016, Text by Shiner Eric.

Palimpsest, Cambridge: Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University 2013, Text by David L Howell.

Thousand Regards, Tokyo: Panorama Publishing 2013, Text by Yayoi Shionoiri

Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints New York, NY. Japan Society, 2013

Further: Berkeley: Gingko Press, 2010, pp.156-203

In Case You’re Lost, San Francisco: Frey Noris Gallery, 2010, Text by Eric Shiner

Tomokazu Matsuyama, Tokyo: Panorama Publishing, 2010, Text by Eric Shiner, Alexandra Chang, Kenji Kubota

Found Modern Library, Berkeley, CA. Gingko Press, 2007, Text by Alexandra Chang