Newtonville, MA—Naoe has worked in various artistic mediums including installation, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, video and performance art. Over the last seven years, Suzuki has been focusing on drawings. Specifically, she creates precise and psychologically charged drawings in mineral pigments and graphite using imagery from the history of art, medical and scientific literature, plant life, animals, and fashion.
Her recent exhibitions include: Drawn to Gravity at Grand Central Art Center at California State University Fullerton; Annual Exhibition at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA; Fractured Fairytales at the Asian American Art Center, New York, NY; Subjective Reality at Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art in Boston, MA. She has also exhibited at Studio Soto in Boston; Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts; San Francisco Public Library; Albany International Airport Gallery in New York; AREA Space in Toronto, Canada. Her drawings are currently being included in the Boston Drawing Project at Bernard Toale Gallery in Boston. Her video and performance works have been shown at ARC Gallery in Chicago and the Institute of Contemporary Art Theater in Boston. Her drawings are published in New American Paintings, Vol. 74 this year.
She was awarded residency fellowships from Jentel, Wyoming; Blue Mountain Center, New York; Millay Colony for the Arts, New York; MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire; Centrum, Washington; and Vermont Studio Center, Vermont. She received the Artist Grant in Drawing/Printmaking/Artist\’s Book from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (2006), Artists\’ Resource Fund from Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, The Blanche E. Colman Award from Mellon Trust of New England, and The Artist Grant in Sculpture/Installation from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (2001). Naoe was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1967. She has lived in the United States since 1986. She holds an M.F.A. in Studio for Interrelated Media from Massachusetts College of Art.
Other residencies at The Millay Colony