Lauren Matsumoto is a painter exploring how we relate to nature. She is known for her use of a hybrid form of painting and collage that creates an innovative dialogue between the two mediums. Her work employs a light, sophisticated color palette informed by her Scandinavian and Northern European roots. Matsumoto has an international collector base, with works held in collections across Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and North America. Her work was recently presented in a solo show in New York City and previously in Hong Kong, as well as in notable group shows in New York City, Vancouver, Tokyo, and at the United States Embassy in Oman. In addition, she has exhibited her work across the United States in over 60 group exhibitions. Among recent honors, she was awarded by the New York Foundation of the Arts as a 2021 City Artist Corps Grantee, and was artist in residence at Sugarlift / The High Line Nine. In 2019, she was an artist in residence at the prestigious MASS MoCA museum studio program in North Adams, MA. She holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York and BA in Painting from Yale University. Her unique perspective on Ornithology was inspired by growing up around birds owned by her grandfather, a professional bird breeder. She lives with her son and her Japanese husband in the lower Hudson River Valley region of New York.


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