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
2023
MATSUYAMA Tomokazu: Fictional LandscapeShanghai Powerlong Museum, Shanghai, China
MATSUYAMA Tomokazu: Fictional Landscape, Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art, Hirosaki, Japan
Episodes Far From Home, Almine Rech Gallery, London, UK

2022
Harmless Charm, Sotheby’s, Hong Kong
The Best Part About Us, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, USA

2021
Boom Bye Bye Pain, KOTARO NUKAGA, Tokyo, Japan
Accountable Nature, The Long Museum, Chongqing, China

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

2018
No Place Like Home, Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Same Same, Different, Lumine Zero, Shinjuku, Japan

2017
Baby It’s Cold Outside, Lesley Kehoe Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
Oh Magic Night, Hong Kong Contemporary Art, Hong Kong

2015
Somewhere Here, Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Made In 17 Hours, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, Australia
Come with me, Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco, USA

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

2013
The Standard Rendez-vous, Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Palimpsest, Reischauer Institute at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

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

2011
East Weets Mest, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, USA

2010
In Case You’re Lost, Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, USA

2009
Glancing at the Twin Peak, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, USA

2007
Between the Polar, Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Chiba, Japan
Selected Group Exhibitions
2024
The 4th Crosswaves in Art Belonging: Achievements of Artists from Gifu, The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Gifu, Japan

2023
New Horizon : Vision of the FutureARTS MAEBASHI, Maebashi, Japan
Permanent Collection Exhibition, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, USA
A Leisurely Stroll – The Tenth Anniversary of The Long Museum, The Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai, China
Sugoi! 200 Years of Japanese Art, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA
Die Young, Stay Pretty, Curated Curated by Tomokazu Matsuyama + Carlos Rolon, KOTARO NUKAGA, Tokyo, Japan

2022
Official Collateral Project at 17th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey

2021
Realms of Refuge, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, USA
Home & Away: Selections From Common Practice, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, USA
Nature Morte, The Hole, New York, USA

2020
We Used To Gather, Library Street Collective, Detroit, USA

2019
FIXED CONTAINED, Curated by Tomokazu Matsuyama, KOTARO NUKAGA, Tokyo, Japan

2018
Pardon My Language, Curated by Tomokazu Matsuyama, Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

2017
Re:define, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, USA
Forms and Effects: Ukiyo-e to Anime, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, USA

2013
Messin’ With The Masters, Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Mesa, USA
Edo-Pop, The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints, Japan Society, New York, USA
Changing World Through Art, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA

2012
Re:Define, The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, TX

2011
untitled, Museum of Tibet House US, 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, 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, Portsmouth, USA
Summer Group Exhibition, Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, USA
DRAW, Museo De La Cludad De Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
Changing the World Through Art, Haunch of Venison Gallery, New York, USA

2009
Lost in Mutation: The Surreal in Contemporary Japanese Art,
Aidekman Arts Center at Tufts University, Boston, USA
Sacred Monsters, Aidekman Arts Center at Tufts University, Cambridge, USA
UNFRAMED 2009, 15 Union Square, New York, USA

2008
Winter Group Show, Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Eyes and Curiosity , 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 Dis: The New Asian Art, Zone: Chelsea Center for the Arts, New York, USA
Bunkamura Art Show, Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Project To Surface, M127, New York, USA
Natural Drift, Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Chiba, Japan
Collections
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (USA)
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (USA)
Pérez Art Museum Miami (USA)
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (USA)
Fundación Amparo y Manuel (AMMA) (Mexico)
Arts Maebashi (Japan)
Long Museum (China)
Powerlong Museum (Shanghai, China)
DEJI ART MUSEUM (China)
K11 Art Foundation (Hong Kong)
Space K SEOUL (Korea)
The Fisher Collection (USA)
The Dean Collection (USA)
Fundación La Nave Salinas (SPAIN)
Microsoft Collection (USA)
Toyota Motor Corporation (USA)
Bank of Sharjah Collection (UAE)
The Royal Family Collection (UAE)
Pt. Leo Estate Sculpture Park, Melbourne (Australia)
NIKE Japan (Japan)
Levi Strauss & Co. (Japan)
JR East Japan Railway/LUMINE (Japan)
Chunichi Building (Japan)
Public Art Projects:
2023
CHUNICHI BUILDING, Nagoya, Japan
Mural installation

SUNY Upstate Medical Institute, New York, USA
Mural installation

2022
Flatiron Plaza, New York, USA
Sculpture Installation “Dancer.”

Galataport, Istanbul Biennial Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Stainless steel sculpture, “Nirvana Tropicana.”
17th Istanbul Biennial Collateral Project

Yanköşe, Istanbul Biennial Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Inflatable synthetic fabric. “United We Stand Divided.”
17th Istanbul Biennial Collateral Project

K11 Foundation, K11 MUSEA Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Digital LED Billboard Installation, K11 MUSEA Hong Kong

jing vision, Tokyo, Japan
LED Billboard installation/ jing, Harajuku 5

2021
TIPSTAR DOME CHIBA, Chiba, Japan
installation of large-scale sculptures and a mural.

Ivy Station, Culver City, Los Angeles, USA
Permanent mural and sculpture installation
Commissioned by Culver City, Los Angeles

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 Hills, California, USA
Mural installation
Commissioned by City of Beverly Hills

Bowery Wall Mural, New York, NY
Commissioned by Goldman Global Arts

2018
Shibuya Scramble Junction, Tokyo, Japan
LED billboard installation
Commissioned by Peanuts Global Arts, SONY, Culture Corps

2014
Harbour City, Hong Kong
Outdoor installation
Lecture
2023
“The Era of Cultural Entrepreneurship”, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
2013
“Artist Presentation”, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2012
“Artist Presentation”, Katzen Arts Center, Museum for America University, Washington D.C.
2011
“Artist Presentation”, Artist Presentation, Asia Society and Museum, New York, NY
2007
“APMT”, BankART, Yokohama, Japan
2003
“Artist Presentation”, Asian America Arts Centre, New York, NY
Books, Catalogues
Boom Bye Bye Pain, Tokyo: KOTARO NUKAGA, 2023

Jonestu-Tairiku x Tomozaku Matsuyama, Osaka: Published by: MBS, 2021

NHK Sunday Museum CLUSTER 2020, Tokyo: Produced by NHK Educational, Published by: MATSUYAMA STUDIO, 2021

Tomokazu Matsuyama IN AND OUT, Tokyo: Published by: Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd Book Edition Department, Bijutsu Shuppan-sha, 2021
IN text by Hiroki Yamamoto
OUT text by Yuji Akimoto

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. Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, 2016, Text by Shiner Eric.

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

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

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

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

In Case You’re Lost, San Francisco: Frey Norris 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