Tomoe Matsuoka is an artist, architect and designer from Osaka, Japan. She is currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work explores the relationship between conventional modes of living (settlement) and nomadic lifestyles through the experiences of travel and envisioning an alternative form of objects and environment in which both modes could co-exist. The medium of her work varies from furniture, wearables, space design, performance and photography, which all examine nomadism, community, communication and the relationship between them.

She and her partner, Doug Johnston, have been collaborating on various studio works since Cranbrook and run their shop together since 2012. 

2005 The Ohio State University 
Knowlton School of Architecture. Columbus, OH
Bachelor of Science in Architecture

2008 Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Master of Architecture

experience                                                                                                                                                     2012-  Co-owner and Designer of Doug Johnston ( - Brooklyn, NY                 2008   Koko Architecture + Design - New York, NY                                                                                       2005-2006  Endo Shuhei Architect Institute - Osaka, Japan

exhibitions                                                                                                                                                         2015  BRIC Arts & Media, Brooklyn, NY                                                                                                           2013  Visiting Artist, Wave Hill, The Bronx, NY
2012  Commissioned work & Art workshop , Wave Hill, The Bronx, NY
2011   Skowhegan PERFORMS!, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY
2008  Fall 2008 Graduate Degree Exhibition Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2008  Mychrophobialactic, Adaptation Art, Philadelphia, PA 
          Music performance with Douglas Johnston as Chirpin-hard
2007  Exquisite Narratives – Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2007  Sukima-no-ma Backyard Gallery, Osaka, Japan
2007  Chair Show – Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

tomoematsuoka [at] mac [dot] com