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Ryota Matsumoto

Ryota Matsumoto

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Ryota Matsumoto (松本良多) is a principal and founder of an award-winning interdisciplinary design office, Ryota Matsumoto Studio. He is an artist, designer and urban planner. Born in Tokyo, he was raised in Hong Kong and Japan.He received a Master of Architecture degree from University of Pennsylvania in 2007 after his studies at Architectural Association in London and Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art in early 90’s. Matsumoto has previously collaborated with a cofounder of the Metabolist Movement, Kisho Kurokawa, and with Arata Isozaki, Cesar Pelli, MIT Media Lab and Nihon Sekkei Inc. before establishing his office. 
He presented his work for the 5th symposium of the Imaginaries of the Future at Cornell University, the Espaciocenter workshop at TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes and NTT InterCommunication Center.

He had served as an adjunct lecturer of Transart institute, University of Plymouth from 2016 to 2018 and currently teaches at Asagaya Institute of Art and Design as a visiting professor.               

Matsumoto is the recipient of Visual Art Open First Prize, FILE(Electronic Language International Festival) Prix Lux Finalist, Florence Biennale Mixed Media 2nd Place Award, Premio Ora Prize Italy 5th Edition, Premio Ora Prize Spain 1st Edition, Donkey Art Prize III Edition Finalist, Best of Show IGOA Toronto, Art Kudos Best of Show Award, Lynx International Prize Be Art Builder Award, Lumen Prize Finalist and Western Bureau Art Prize Honorable Mention.

He was awarded the Gold Artist Prize from ArtAscent Journal, the 1st Place Prize from Exhibeo Art Magazine and the Award of Excellence from the Creative Quarterly Journal of Art and Design in 2015 and 2016. His work is part of the permanent collection of University of Texas at Tyler.

His work, writings, and interviews were published in Kalubrt Magazine, University of North Carolina Wilmington Journal Palaver, Furtherfield.org, The Journal of Wild Culture, Studio Visit Magazine, Fresh Paint Magazine, H+ Magazine, International Artist Magazine, Made In Mind Magazine, Arizona State University Journal Superstition Review, Creative Review, Next Nature Network, Rhizome.org, Carbon Culture Review, KooZA/rch, Supersonic Art, Component Design (Winka Dubbeldam ed.), Post Digital Aethetics (Berry and Dieter ed.), Drawing Discourse (University of North Carolina Asheville), Highlike(SEPI-SP editors) and Drawing Futures (The Bartlett UCL) among others. 

Matsumoto's multidisciplinary projects have been exhibited recently at Meadows Gallery University of Texas at Tyler, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery University of North Carolina Asheville, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, National Museum of Korea, Van Der Plas Gallery, ArtHelix Gallery, Caelum Gallery, Limner Gallery, the Cello Factory, University of the District of Columbia, Lux Art Gallery, Studio Montclair, Manifest Gallery, Tenerife Espacio de las Artes,  Art Basel Miami, ISEA International, FILE Sao Paulo, Nook Gllery and Arts and Heritage Centre Altrincham. 

He's had solo exhibitions at Transylvania University and Los Angeles Center of Digital Art in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

The New Centre for Research & Practice

https://thenewcentre.org/people/ryota-matsumoto

Transart Institute, University of Plymouth 

https://www.transartinstitute.org/people

Asagaya Institute of Art and Design

https://www.asabi.ac.jp









Elsewhere:

Education 

University of Pennsylvania, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2006 - May 2007
 

Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Architecture

May 1994 - Aug 1995
 
Jan 1992 - Dec 1993
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills