Born in Japan, Masayo Tsukawaki started to lean traditional calligraphy and piano at the age of 3.

Since middle school, she had the opportunity to live in both western countries and Japan.

After spending both bi-cultural lives as teenager and after finishing college, she moved to NYC as a scholarship student at The Art Students League of New York for a period of five years. During that time she developed a way of expressing her traditional and multicultural background on to canvas.

She feels painting is exactly like composing music, her expression happens to be on canvas. She enjoys colors and rhythm during the process of painting.

She has had many solo and group exhibitions in Japan and the United States.

Also, She does Back drop or Art works for Theaters and Concerts. as well as rent her works for model rooms and restaurants.

Individual and corporate collections of her paintings.

She recently enrolled as an artist for the corporate program of DeCordova Museum in Massachusetts. 

Education

1982-1985

Studied with Master Nakai ( Member of New Art Association )

Kyoto, Japan

1985-1989

Attended The Art Students League of New York

NY. USA

One Woman Exhibitions

1987

RAMUNE

East Village, NY, NY

1989

Gallery Nakai

Kyoto, Japan

1990

Gallery Bamboo

Tokyo, Japan

1991

Caliban

NY, NY

Group Exhibitions

1986

1987

1988

All American Sumi-e Artist Exhibition

Lincoln Center Cork Gallery

NY, NY

1991

Art Expo

Tokyo, Japan

2001

Amesbury Art Open Studio

Amesbury, MA

2002

Gallery SANTIAGO

Newburyport, MA

Grant/ Award

1985-1986

Merit Scholarship

The Art Students League of New York

NY, NY

1986

Sumi-e Award

All American Sumi-e Club, NY

1987-1989

Board of Control Scholarship

The Art Students League of New York

NY, NY

2007

Lending Artist

DeCordova Museum

Lincoln, MA

Member/ Affiliation

DeCordova Museum

Lincoln, MA

The Arts Students League of New York

NY, NY