Moe Suzuki : Tokyo based bookartist

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Moe was born in Tokyo in 1984, studies and graduated (BA) photography at London College of Communications, University of the Arts London. 

Upon returning to Tokyo after Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, Moe self taught book binding skills and started a career as a book artist making numerous personal projects into hand bound art books using photography, archival images and illustrations under her label 'Banyan Books & Illustrations'.  Moe's works often focus on the topic such as community life, people with disabilities and spirituality.  She also works as a book binder and book binding consultant for the artists from photographers to printmakers for their own artists' books. 

Education

2004-2007 Photography / London College of Commucations, University of the Arts London , UK

2012-2014  Graphic Design / Kyoto University of Art and Design / Kyoto, Japan

 

Selected Exhibitions

2021 Kyojima Uchu / Green Thanks Supply, Tokyo

2021 SOKOHI / Fineman New Photography Award Finalists, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Australia

2021 SOKOHI / Belfast Photo Festival, Northern Ireland

2020 SOKOHI / Reminders Photography Stronghold gallery, Tokyo

2020 2019 Photobook as Object Exhibition / Reminders Photography Stronghold gallery, Tokyo

2017 Transformare / Uradana. Tokyo

2016 The library / Toki Art Space, Tokyo 

2016 Behind Banyan Books / Kosumi Library, Tokyo

2014 Beginning of the Beginnings / Senkawa Elementary School, Tokyo

2014 Graduation Show / Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto

2006 Photographic Portrait Award / National Portrait Gallery, London

Awards

2021 Luma Renconres Dummy Book Award, The Laureate, Fronce

2021 Fineman New Photography Award, finalists, Australia

2021 MACK First Book Award, shortlisted, UK

2021 Belfast Photo Festival, Open submissions (Exhibition) winner, Northern Ireland

2020 Kassel Dummy Award, Special Mention, Germany

2020 Fiebre Dummy Award, shortlisted, Spain

 

Workshops

2019 Photobook as Object by Yumi Goto and  Jan Rosseel  /  Tokyo, Japan

2017 Atlas Lab by Yumi Goto and Amak Mahmoodian  / Tokyo, Japan

毎日新聞 点字毎日  The Mainichi, The Braille Mainichi / Japan

小学館CAPA CAMERA WEB/ Japan

元気な未来のつくり方 / Japan