Naoe Suzuki

Visual Arts

Naoe Suzuki is a Japanese American visual artist, born in Tokyo, Japan and based in Waltham, Massachusetts. Investigating human impacts on water, climate change and Earth, her work meditates on the interconnectedness of our world, inviting viewers to reflect on our lifestyles, histories, relationships and the legacy of colonialism to our environment. Mining archives as a source, she works primarily with drawing, and also practices community-engagement work documenting visual and historical record on our shifting relationships with water.

Suzuki was awarded grants from Massachusetts Cultural Council (2022, 2006 & 2001,) the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. She received an MFA in Studio for Interrelated Media from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 1997.