about

misaki matsui / film director + photographer
She was born in Kobe, Japan.
Her theme “no moment without hope” is found throughout her films, photos of landscape and portraiture,
and installation projects.
Her mission is to remind people that they can still have hope.
She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

//from the white room.
The collaboration project between Jun Ando and Misaki Matsui.
Mr. Ando is a Koto (Japanese Harp) Player and composer,
and Ms. Matsui is a photographer and cinematographer.
They co-published a photographic book & music CD titled “White Story”,
and it was shown and sold at The NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 2014.
And it is available at Printed Matter in New York, amazon.com and iTunes (digital version).
And also they made the music video titled “white sea”
and it was selected for Raindance Film Festival 2014 in London.

[awards]

2015 Monaco International Film Festival 2015 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco

2014 International Photography Awards Honorable Mention

2014 Raindance Film Festival 2014 in London, UK

2014 International Photography Awards / One Shot: One World Honorable Mention

2013 International Photography Awards Honorable Mention

2012 International Photography Awards Honorable Mention


[artist in residence]

2011 Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA, US


[solo exhibitions]

2014-2015 we are the universe

        chashama Lobby Gallery 1133 Avenue of the America, NY, US

2013 Cherry Blossom and Ocean

        Consulate-General of Japan in New York, NY, US

2013 Back to California after 100 Years - following in the footsteps of my ancestors -

        JICA Yokohama / Japanese Overseas Migration Museum, Yokohama, Japan

2012 Driving in Cherry Blossom

        MaKaRi, New York, NY, US

2010 white message of hope

        FLAT FILE, Nagano, Japan

2009 Solitude Sanctuary

        dlala, New York, NY, US

2003 moments of beauty

       SPACE R, Ashiya, Japan
       Cafe tous les jours, Osaka, Japan
       PHOTOPIA, Osaka, Japan

[group exhibitions]

2015 10th The NY Art Book Fair

       MoMA PS1, New York, NY, US

2015 TOKYO Art Crossing BERLIN

       EPICENTRO ARTSPACE / SOMOS / Haus Schwarzenberg / MOTTO, BERLIN, Germany

2015 Japanese Young Artists' Book Fair 9th

       St. Mark's Bookshop, New York, NY, US
       Printed Matter, New York, NY, US
       New York Kinokuniya Book Store, New York, NY, US

2014 9th The NY Art Book Fair

       MoMA PS1, New York, NY, US

2014 White Night, Sea Sounds

       KeiSui-an, New York, NY, US

2014 Japanese Young Artists' Book Fair 8th

       Printed Matter, New York, NY, US
       New York Kinokuniya Book Store, New York, NY, US

2013 Japanese Young Artists' Book Fair 7th

       St. Mark's Bookshop, New York, NY, US
       Printed Matter, New York, NY, US
       New York Kinokuniya Book Store, New York, NY, US

2011 On View: New Work from Kala

       Kala Art Institute Berkeley, CA, US

2011 New Yorkers with a Dream

       Calumet, San Francisco, CA, US
       Calumet, New York, NY, US

2011 Artists for Japan

       gallery 810 Long Island City, NY, US

2008-2009 destination group show

       destination, New York, NY, US

2002-2007 How are you, Photography?

       Dojidai Gallery, Kyoto, Japan (2003- 2007)
       Kitano Gallery, Kyoto, Japan (2002)

[lectures]

2015 Kyoto Koka Women’s University, Kyoto, Japan

2013 Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan

2013 Japanese American National Museum, CA, US

2013 JICA Yokohama / Japanese Overseas Migration Museum, Yokohama, Japan


[media appearances]

2013 BS Nihon TV “Satomi Ishihara - My favorite New York”, Japan

2013 EPOCH TIMES(Arts & Culture), US

2013 The Japan Times(national), Japan


[publishings]

2014 Fragments of Hope from New York (amazon)

2014 White Story (amazon / iTunes)