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Macha Suzuki

Born 1979: Tokyo, Japan

Works in Los Angeles

Education:

2006 MFA, Sculpture, Claremont Graduate University. Claremont, CA
2002 B.A., Studio Art (painting and photography), Azusa Pacific University. Azusa, CA

One and Two Person Exhibitions:

2019 “Last Ditch Effort or The Hail Mary” Rowland Gallery, Greenville University, Greenville, IL

2017  "Rainbow Apocalypse" Wignall Museum, Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

2017  "Tiny Sighs" Gallery Lara Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

2017  "Anthem (for the End)"  Duke Gallery, Azusa Pacific Univ., Azusa, CA

2014 “Some Other Beginning” Gallery Lara Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2014 “This is the End” Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2012 "ex-pose: Macha Suzuki" Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA

2012 “Thunderstruck” w/Joe Suzuki, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 “Permission to Fail”  Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009 “Tomorrow Never Knows” w/Ruby Osorio, Harris Gallery, Univ. of La Verne, La Verne, CA
2009 “Death and Rebirth” Project Room, Cypress College, Cypress, CA
2009 “Here and Now” w/Devon Tsuno, Artra, T-Lofts, Los Angeles, CA
2008 “Walk” Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 "Makebelief" Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
2006 "Terrific Breeze" Biola University, La Mirada, CA
2006 "Hallelujah" MFA Thesis Exhibition, East Gallery CGU, Claremont, CA
2005 “Enchanted Forest” w/Ben Shaffer, Concrete Walls, Los Angeles, CA
2002 "imperfect" West Gallery, Azusa, CA


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2018 “Skulpturengarten” Fabrik Expo at The Reef, Los Angeles, CA

2018 “Introspection: Stories Beneath the Surface” Sam Francis Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2016 “Sculpture in the Garden” Maloof Foundation, Alta Loma, CA

2016 “Tight Squeeze” Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA 

2016 "Word" Curator G. James Daichendt, Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2016 “Artificial Realities” Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA
2016 “Sculpture in the Garden” Maloof Foundation, Alta Loma, CA
2016 “Urban Landscape” Cal State Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA
2015 “Someplaces” curator David Pagel, Claremont Grad. Univ., Claremont, CA
2015 “Forest of Exponentials” Paul Loya Gallery, Culver City, CA

2015 “Losing Streak” Exit Gallery-Azusa Pacific Univ., Azusa, CA

2015 “Fabricated Realities” Norco College Art Gallery, Norco, CA
2014 “Best of Possible Worlds” Art Baboo 146, Yokohama, Japan
2014 “Showcase 2014” Gallery Lara Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2014 “Thaumatrope” curator Summercamp Project Project, First Street Gallery, Claremont, CA
2014 “Materially Defined” CMay Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013 Hong Kong Contemporary Art Fair, with Gallery Lara Tokyo, Hong Kong
2013 “Campus” Harris Art Gallery, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA

2012 "Curatorial Exchange" Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA

2012  Hong Kong Contemporary Art Fair, with Gallery Lara Tokyo, Hong Kong
2012 "MOCA FRESH Auction" Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
2012 “California Art, Frederick R. Weismann Art Foundation” Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA
2011 “5x5 Invitational” Westmont Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA
2011 “Nanchyatte” Gallery Lara, Tokyo, Japan
2011 “Gateway Japan” Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2011 “Second Friday Summer Screening Series #2” Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011 “Vivid Rituals” Seaver Gallery at Marlborough School, Los Angeles, CA
2011 “Object Orientation” Cerritos College Gallery, Cerritos, CA
2010 “Test Pattern” curator Ryan Lamb, Oxnard College, Oxnard, CA
2010 “To Live and Draw in LA” Angel’s Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
2010 “Backyard” Sam Lee Gallery at PDC, Los Angeles, CA
2009 “Sweet Subversives” Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
2009 “You Remind Me of Home” Phantom Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2009 “Animal Attraction” Ambient Art Projects, Las Vegas, NV
2009 “Backyard” Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009 “s(t)ay” Summercamp Project Project, Los Angeles, CA
2008 “Forming” Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
2008 “This End Up” San Jose Musuem of Art, San Jose, CA
2008 “Here and Now” curator David Pagel, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont, CA
2008 “Animalicious” curator Chris Acuna-Hansen, Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA
2008 “Mash Up” Arena One, Santa Monica, CA
2008 “Uder Current” Claremont Graduate Univ, Claremont, CA
2008 “Backyard” The Midwest Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN
2007 “Suitcase” RAID Project, Los Angeles, CA
2007 “Price is Right” David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
2007 "Nexus" Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 "Art LA" represented by Sam Lee Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2007 "Japan Inc." Kravets/Wheby Gallery, New York, NY
2007 "RANGE" D.E.N. Contemporary, Culver City, CA
2006 "Way Too Overhung" Concrete Walls Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 "2D Fruity" Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
2006 "I Feel Love in the City" Los Angeles, CA
2006 "SuperSonic 2006" LA Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA
2006 "Cup Cake Show" The Academy, Long Beach, CA
2006 "Suitcase" Upstairs at Market Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 "Q&A" CGU Shaffer Gallery, Claremont, CA
2006 “Exchange” Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth Univ., VA
2005 "Too Ovrhung" Concrete Walls, Los Angeles, CA
2005 CIVA Installation Exhibition, Azusa Pacific Univ.  Azusa, CA
2005 "Fresh" Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
2004 "Overhung" Concrete Walls, Los Angeles, CA
2004 "Exchange Rate" Biola University, La Mirada, CA
2004 "Women's House Art Exhibition" Occidental College, Eaglerock, CA
2004 "Rustic and Urbane" Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
2004 "Please Continue Working" Anaheim, CA
2004 "Almost Made in Japan" Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
2004 "Envisioning the Future" Judy Chicago project, Pomona, CA
2004 "Salon de Refuse" Gallery 57 Underground, Pomona, CA
2003 "Look Closer" Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
2003 "Art in Motion" The HUT Dinner Party, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA

 

Articles and Reviews:

​2018 Artillery Magazine “Infinitely Malleable Sculptural Practices” Oct. 2018, by David DiMichele

​​2013 Art Ltd. Magazine, "ex-pose: macha suzuki at LAM" Jan. 2013, by Liz Goldner

2012 Laguna Beach Magazine, "Mind The Gap" Dec. 2012, by Jennifer Pappas​

2012 Art Scene, review of "ex-pose: machasuzuki" Dec. 2012, by Cathy Breslaw

​​​​2012 Lucerna Magazine, "Shedding the Light on: Macha Suzuki" Dec. 2012, By Don Mc Graw

​2012 KCET.org, "Exposing Underground Art in Laguna Beach" Nov. 23, by Evan Senn

2012 OC weekly, "The Beauty of Fail" Nov. 21, by Dave Barton​​

2012 Laguna Beach Independent, "Embracing the past and Present" Nov. 14, by Daniella Walsh

2012 OC Register, review of "ex.pose: macha suzuki" Nov. 9, by Richard Chang​​

2012 OC Weekly, "Curatorial Cage Match in Irvine" Sept 20, by Dave Barton

​​​2012 Artillery, "Lost and Found" Jul/Aug, by G. James Daichendt​​​​

 2012 LACanvas.com, "Thunderstruck at Sam Lee Gallery" June 19, by Shana Nys Dambrot​​​​​​​​  

2012 Art Scene, review of "Thunderstruck" at Sam Lee Gallery, June 2012 by G. James Daichendt

2012 Riviera Orange County, Jan. 2012 by Wendy Bowman-Littler
2010 ArtForum.com, “Critic’s Picks”  May 2010 by Annie Buckley​​
2010 Daily Serving, “Nightmares for the Well-Adjusted” April 9, 2010 by Catherine Wagley
2010 Artillery, “Sweet Subversives, LBMA” Jan/Feb 2010 by James Scarborough
2010 Art Ltd. Installation photograph

2010 Huffington Post, “On Seeing: An Online Exhibition Series” Oct. 30, 2010 by Annie Buckley
2009 Las Vegas Sun “Curb and Animal Appeal” July 29, by Kristen Peterson
2008 944 Magazine, “Fresh Perspective”  October, by Steven Krcmar
2008 Whittier Daily News, “Gallery features fauna in art” August 30, by Airan Scruby

2008 Los Angeles Times, “A Menagerie in Contentment”  April 11, by David Pagel
2007 Asian Art News, “Diversity Celebrated” January/February, photograph
2007 Art Scene, preview of “Range” at DEN Contemporary, photograph
2004 CIVA Publication"SEEN vol. 2"

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