Born in Tokushima, Japan
Lives & works in USA
A Japanese artist/tiny part of nature. Growing up in several rural areas in Japan, she has been conscious of mysterious energies and expressions in nature. She explores them in her everyday life to see the law of nature, and how humans see, recognize and try to understand the world. She started Haiku to express a moment in nature when she lived in Japan. She took workshops by a Japanese maestro photographer Koichiro Kurita in New York to start analogue photography. With albumen printing techniques on Japanese handmade paper, she makes portraits of nature to capture a life, moment, light, atmosphere and energy that she feels in the moment. Her focus is creating work that become an interface between nature and humans' conception of nature (including humans and the universe). More recently, Matsumae started practicing Noh chanting with an interest in both the physical, performative aspect of chanting, as well as exploring the ongoing exchange between human and non-humans that occur through Noh.
BA. in Aesthetics, Faculty of Letter, University of Tokyo.
2022 -Oct.-Nov. ・○ TeN eN at OBSERVATORY, Belfast, ME
2015 -Nov. Look at Me, I'm Here at Le Cabinet Ilya, Tokyo, Japan
Lecture / Presentation
2018 - Artist talk/albumen print workshop at Bennington College, Bennington, VT
"Washi-Japanese paper/Japanese sensibilities and attitudes toward nature"
2014 - Artist talk/Presentation at Bennington College, Bennington, VT
"Japanese sensibilities and attitudes toward nature"
2022 -Oct. OBSERVATORY, Belfast, ME
2019 Awagami factory visiting artist program
2018 Awagami factory visiting artist program
2022 - Republican Journal news article : Completing the circle
Solo exhibition'・ ◯ TeN eN was covered focusing on 'enso practice'
2017 - Featured in Fukui TV Station news program :
New York Photographer Seeking Paper in Echizen