Tomokazu Matsuyama (Japanese, born )

Timeline

1976
Born in Tokyo, Japan
1996–2000
BA in Management from Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan
2002–2004
MFA in Communications Design from Pratt Institute, New York, NY
Currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

Exhibitions

2013
Changing the World Through Art at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
2013
Messin’ With The Masters at Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, AZ
2013
Edo Pop: the Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints at Japan Society, New York, NY
2013
Direct Address: An Inaugural Group Exhibition at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY
2013
Untitled at Harvard University, Reischauer Institite, Cambridge, Boston (solo)
2013
The Standard Rendez-vous at Galerie Zidoun, Luxembourg, EU (solo)
2012
"Thousand Regards" at Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington, D.C. (solo)
2012
"The Future is Always Bright" at Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2012
"New Works" at Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2011
"East Weets Mest" at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2011
"Summer Group Show" at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY (Aug.)
2010
“SugiPOP! – The Influence of Anime and Manga on Contemporary Art” at Portsmouth Museum of Art, Portsmouth, NH (Oct –Jan ’11)
2010
“Summer Group Exhibition” at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY (Aug.)
2010
“DRAW” at Museo De La Clufad De Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico (Jun. – Aug.)
2010
“Changing the World Through Art” at Haunch of Venison Gallery, New York, NY (Feb.)
2010
"In Case You're Lost" at Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2009
“Tokyo! Tokyo!! Tokyo!!!” at Vacant, Harajuku, Tokyo (solo)
2009
“Sacred Monsters: Everyday Animism in Contemporary Japanese Art and Anime” at Tufts University, Aidekman Arts Centre, Boston, MA (Sep.-Nov.)
2009
“50 x 50 Art for Tibet” at Art in General, New York, NY (Aug.)
2009
“Selections from the Dan Hopkins Collection” at Montanaro Contemporary Arts, Portsmouth, RI (Aug.)
2009
“Glancing at the Twin Peak” at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY (Mar.) (solo)
2008
“Winter Group Exhibition” at Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, CA (Dec.-Feb.)
2008
“What’s so Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding?” at Esso Gallery, New York, NY (June-Aug.)
2008
“Eyes and Curiosity vol. 4” at Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (June)
2008
“Night Watch” at TSCA, Chiba, Japan (May-June)
2008
“Locked and Loaded” at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY (Apr.-May)
2008
“27th WPA Art Gala” at Katzen Art Center at American University, Washington, DC (Mar. 28th)
2008
“Piece of Peace” at Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (Jan.)
2007
“Pulse Art Fair, Miami” represented by Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (Dec.5-9)
2007
“Independent Residents” at Lineage Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (Oct.-Nov.)
2007
“U Can’t Touch This: The New Asian Art” at Zone: Chelsea Center for the Art, New York, NY (Sept.-Oct.)
2007
“Polarize” at FIFTY24SF Gallery, San Francisco, CA (May) (solo)
2007
“Between the Polar” at Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Kashiwa, Chica, Japan (Feb.-Mar.) (solo)
2007
“Natural Drift” at Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Kashiwa Chiba, Japan (Jan.-Feb.) (solo)
2007
“Living Lines” at J Flynn Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA (Sept.)
2007
“Bunkamura Art Show/BAS2007” at Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (Aug.)
2007
“Project To Surface” curated by Dream so much, at M127, New York, NY (June-Aug.)
2007
“The Want 2B Square Show NYC” at Skylight Studios, New York, NY (Apr.)
2007
“Winter Faction” at Lineage Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (Jan.-Feb.)
2006
“Matzu-MTP Expo” at Gallery SPEAK FOR, Tokyo, Japan (July-Aug.) (solo)
2006
“In-You” at Riviera Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (May-June)
2006
“Brave-Art” at Telus Centre, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada (Apr. 15th-22nd)
2006
“Beast from the East” at Project Gallery, Culver City, CA (Mar.-Apr.)
2005
“Institu” at Triple Crown, Brooklyn, NY (July-Oct.)
2005
“Re-Union” at Studio K, Tokyo, Japan (Oct.) (solo)
2005
“Papiloot” at FTC, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2004
“Nothing In Progress” at Reed Space, New York, NY (Sept.-Oct.) (solo)
2004
“Tomokazu Matsuyama” at Hankyu Department Gallery, Osaka, Japan (Apr.) (solo)
2004
“Asian Aesthetic Consumerism” at Levi Strauss Gallery, New York, NY (Jan.) (solo)
2004
“Shift” at Supreme Trading Gallery, New York, NY (Dec.)
2004
“Street Wise” at Lab 101 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (Aug.)
2004
“Frost Bite” at 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA (Jan.-Feb.)
2004
“Dream So Much 2” at Asian American Arts Center, New York, NY (Jan.)
2003
“Art Kites” at Punch Gallery, San Francisco, CA (Aug.)
2003
“Untitled” at Start Soma Gallery, San Francisco, CA (July)
2002
“Untitled” at Pratt Institute, New York, NY (Nov.)
2002
“Untitled” at KCDC, Brooklyn, NY (Nov.)

Literature

“Interview: Tomokazu Matsuyama.” Jumbo Hibari Magazine 002
“Between the Two Lines.” Lodown Magazine 50, 2006.
“Exhibition Review.” Art Prostitute Magazine 6, 2006.
“Introspective Mélange: Tomokazu Matsuyama.” Newwork Magazine 02, 2008: 3rd story
Pricco, Evan. “The Importance of Synergy in the Work of Matsuyama.” Juxtapoz Magazine 83, 2007: 68-79
Hohle, Maggie Kinser. “Drawings from Life’s History.” Theme Magazine 8, 2007: 34-43
“Interview with Tomokazu Matsuyama.” +81 Magazine 77 (2007): 50-57
“Showstoppers: Matzu-MTP.” Juxtapoz Magazine 77, 2007: 56-57
“Showstoppers: Want2BSquare.” Juxtapoz Magazine 77, 2007: 60-61
Matsuyama, Tomokazu. Tomokazu Matsuyama: Found Modern Library. Edited by Alexandra Ching. San Francisco: FIFTY24SF Gallery Books, 2007.
“Exhibition Review.” Weekly Pia 3.8, March, 2007.
“Installation Review: Higher-Planes.” Surface Magazine 65, 2006.
“Interview” Warp Magazine May, 2006.