OVERVIEW

Tomona Matsukawa (b. 1987, Aichi, Japan) graduated Tama Art University in 2011, specializing in oil painting. Matsukawa’s distinctive realistic and somewhat dramatic paintings are born from interviews with other women of her generation and the titles and motifs are picked from the phrases that strook her during the conversations. Retaining her interest in themes of her earlier works such as the remnants of daily life, the humanity that lingers in certain gestures, and the interiority of human beings, a fragment of scenes from everyday life derived from the conversations are reconstructed on her flat and smooth surface. In this reconstruction, there is a simultaneous attempt to transfigure the aspect of vulnerability in life. She has been prized in several awards such as the Asian Art Award(2017), and her works has been exhibited in Mori Museum, Tokyo, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Ohara Museum of Art, Okayama and more.

HISTORY

2022 ‘My flower will never die’, Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2019 ‘Love Yourself’, Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

‘Love Yourself’, haku, Kyoto, Japan

2017 ‘Blind’, Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2016 ‘Artist Meets Kurashiki vol.12 Tomona Matsukawa’,

Ohara Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan

2014 ‘Nights, Lemons, and little bits of Secrets’,

Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2011 ‘around girls#00’, yuka contemporary, Tokyo, Japan

2021 ‘Small is Beautiful XXXIX’, Flowers Gallery, London, UK

‘Kaoru Ueda and Realistic Painting’, The Museum of Modern

Art, Ibaraki, Japan

‘Imagined Boundaries: Contemporary Art in Obu, allobu,Obu

My River runs to thee’, Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2020 ‘The Rite of Spring’, Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

‘OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR’,

Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2019 ‘MAM Collection 011: Yokomizo Shizuka + Matsukawa

Tomona – The Personal Time We Are Living’,

Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2017 ‘Asian Art Award 2017 Finalist Exhibition’, Terrada Art Complex,

Tokyo, Japan

2016 ‘Summer Showcase 2016 Nagoya’, Galerie En, Nagoya, Japan

‘IF ONLY BELLA ABZUG WERE HERE’, MARC STRAUS, New York

‘at home’, Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

‘Roppongi Crossing 2016: My Body, Your Voice’, Mori Art

Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2015 ‘Oil on canvas’, Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2013 ‘Artists from a.a.t.m. 2007-2013’, Gyoko-dori Underground

Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

‘We, Who Can’t Read Between the Lines’, CAPSULE gallery,

Tokyo, Japan

‘Fuseki – Holbein Scholarship Exhibition’, REIJINSHA gallery,

Tokyo, Japan

‘Shell Artist Selection’, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan

2011 ‘Shell Art Award’, Daikanyama hillside forum, Tokyo, Japan

‘Joint Graduation Exhibition of Five Art Universities in Tokyo’,

The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan

2010 ‘ANGELICA01’, yuka contemporary, Tokyo, Japan

‘Toyota Art Competition 2010’, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art,

Aichi, Japan

‘No Man’s Land’, Embassy of France, Tokyo, Japan

‘The 3rd Art_icle Award -Selected Artist’s Exhibition’,

Sato Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

‘The 28th Ueno Royal Museum Award Exhibition’,

The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Mori Art Museum, Japan
Ohara Museum of Art, Japan
Takahashi Collection, Japan
Japigozzi Collection, Switzerland, USA

WORKS