Lauren Matsumoto

Lauren Matsumoto

Brooklyn, NY, United States

About Lauren Matsumoto

Lauren Matsumoto is a painter exploring how we relate to nature. She is well known for her use of a hybrid form of painting and collage. Matsumoto has an international collector base, with works held in collections across Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. Her work was presented in a solo show in Hong Kong, and in several notable group shows in New York City, Vancouver, Tokyo, and at the United States Embassy in Oman. She has also exhibited her work extensively across the United States in over 60 group exhibitions. In 2019, she was an artist in residence at the prestigious MASS MoCA museum studio program in North Adams, MA. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York and BA in Painting from Yale University. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


Masters of Fine Art, School of Visual Arts
BA in Fine Art, Yale University
Rhode Island School of Design


Solo Exhibitions:

2015 Lauren Matsumoto- Fragments, Fabrik Gallery, HONG KONG

2020 Group Shows:

Brooklyn Collected: Artists Next Door, Nascent Art, Brooklyn, NY

Birds for Sofia, Sugarlift at Highline Nine, New York, NY

Dumbo/Vinegar Hill Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY

Biophilia, Sugarlift, New York, NY

2019 Group Shows:

Love and Peace, Usagi NY, Brooklyn, NY

Mother and Child Vol. II, Sugarlift, New York, NY

Access Art, Brooklyn Art Council, Brooklyn, NY

Understory, MiXX Atelier, Telluride, CO

2018 Group Shows:

Into the Woods, MiXX Atelier, Telluride, CO

Mother and Child, Sugarlift, New York, NY

The Other Art Fair: New York, May 3-6, Brooklyn, NY

Access Art, Brooklyn Art Council, Brooklyn, NY

Art on Paper Fair, Sugarlift Booth, New York, NY

2017 Group Shows:

Access Art, Brooklyn Art Council, Brooklyn, NY

WOW x WOW, Scotland, UK

The Other Art Fair: New York, June1-4, Brooklyn, NY

Featured Artists, Sonia & Co. Contemporary Art, Laguna Beach, CA

Visions of Fantasy, ArtLink Canada, Vancouver, CANADA

Art Show: Bedford, Curated by Uprise Art, Bedford, NY

2016 Group Shows:

What Have We Done, Walker Contemporary, Waitsfield, VT

Nowhere Everywhere, Thompson Gallery, The Garthwaite Center for Science and Art, Weston, MA

2015 Group Shows:

Last Exit: Painting, Bakehouse Arts Complex Gallery, Miami, FL
Vying, Viophilia Art Space, Miami, FL
Mixing Your Media, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO
Asia Contemporary Art Fair, HONG KONG
Gala Exhibition, BRIC Arts Media House, Brooklyn, NY
Prelude, The Brayer Gallery, Ventura, CA
The Sketchbook Project World Tour, US and Canada
BKLYN Designs, Curated by Saatchi Art, Brooklyn, NY
Open Call: The Artist Studio, BRIC Arts Media House, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Access Art, Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY
2014   Wish You Were Here, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2013   Bauble Bar, Curated by Uprise Art, New York, NY
2012   Volta Art Fair, Company Booth, New York, NY
2011   Company ArtV Mobile Gallery, Scope Art Fair, Miami, FL
2011   Small Works, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2011   ArtV Mobile Gallery, Rema Hort Mann Foundation Art Crawl, New York, NY
2011   US Art in Embassies Exhibition, Muscat, OMAN
2011   An Exchange with Sol Lewitt, Mass MOCA/Cabinet Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2008   Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY
2008   ArtComplex Gallery, Tokyo, JAPAN