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Naoe Suzuki

Artist + Educator 

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Naoe Suzuki is a Japanese American visual artist born in Tokyo, Japan. Her multidisciplinary practice combines research, mapping-based study, community engagement, and movement. Suzuki works with drawing, video, installation, language, and archives to explore the interconnectedness of our world, inviting viewers to reflect on our lifestyles, histories, relationships, and the legacy of colonialism to our environment with particular focus on water and land.  

Suzuki was awarded grants from Massachusetts Cultural Council (2022, 2006 & 2001,) Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Puffin Foundation (2023 & 2013),and Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (2013 & 2004.) Her residency fellowships include Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Blue Mountain Center, MacDowell, Millay Colony for the Arts, Jentel, Studios at MASS MoCA, and Tokyo Wonder Site in Japan. Suzuki was an Artist-in-Residence at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in 2016–2017. She received an MFA in Studio for Interrelated Media from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 1997. 

Suzuki lives and creates work in Waltham, Massachusetts, located on the traditional and ancestral land of the Massachusett, where the land has been inhibited and cared for by the Massachusett Tribe for thousands of years.