Bio

Bio

Photo by Henri Cole
(Naoe in Walden Pond)

Naoe Suzuki (she/her) is a visual artist, born in Tokyo, Japan, now based in Waltham, Massachusetts. She works primarily in drawing and text to explore humankind’s relationship to and history with ourselves, the environment, and our planet.

Suzuki received her MFA in Studio for Interrelated Media from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has been awarded grants by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council (two times), and Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (two times), Artist's Fellowships, Inc., and Puffin Foundation. Her residency fellowships include Blue Mountain Center, MacDowell, Millay Colony for the Arts, Jentel, Studios at MASS MoCA, and Tokyo Wonder Site. Suzuki was an Artist-in-Residence at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in 2016–2017. Dancing has also been an important part of her life and she practices Gaga movement every day. She has been dancing together with her 85-year-old parents on Zoom every night for the past year during the pandemic.