Rio Suzuki

Education

2015 MFA in Visual Arts, Lesley University, College of Art and Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts

2011 BFA (concentration in painting), University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Department of Art and Art History, Honolulu, Hawai’i


Joint Exhibition

2018 “無常 Mujō: Aesthetics of Impermanence.” Koa Gallery, Honolulu, Hawai’i   

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017  “Abstractions in Paint, Wood, and Fiber.” First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2017  “39th Annual Commitment to Excellence Art Exhibition.” Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2016  “38th Annual Commitment to Excellence Art Exhibition.” Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2016  “All Staff Exhibition.” Honolulu Museum of Art School, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2015  “18th Annual Mixed Media Miniature Show.” Koa Gallery, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2015  “MFA Visual Arts Graduate Exhibition January 2015” Lesley University College of Art & Design, Washburn Hall, Cambridge,                   Massachusetts

2014  “17th Annual Mixed Media Miniature Show” Koa Gallery, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2013  “16th Annual Mixed Media Miniature Show” Koa Gallery, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2012  “Art Conscious/Conscience Exhibition.” University of Hawai’i at Manoa Art Gallery, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2012  “Emerging Talent Exhibition.” Pauahi Tower, Honolulu, Hawai’i.

2011  “Transform: Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition.” University of Hawai’i at Manoa Art Gallery, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2011  “All About Ink: Brushwork, Eastern Aesthetics and Culture ” University of Hawai’i at Manoa Commons Gallery, Honolulu, Hawai’i 


Print Media 

2018  Chaminade Silversword, “Mujō Expressed Through Unframed Art,“ March 2018

2018 Kapio News, “Buddhism, Life Permeate Throughout New Exhibit at Koa Gallery,“ May 2018     

2015 Exhibition catalog for “MFA Visual Arts: Graduate Exhibition, January 2015.” Cover page. Lesley University, College of Art and Design 

Art in America. January and March 2015. Featured on advertisement page for Lesley University, College of Art and Design  

Artscope. January/ February 2015, Featured on advertisement page for Lesley University, College of Art and Design

 

Award

2016  Award of Excellence, Best in Show from 38th Annual Commitment to Excellence Art Exhibition

 

Public Collection

Servco, Honolulu, Hawai’i 


Public Presentations

2018  Artist Talk. “Mujō: Aesthetics of Impermanence.” Koa Gallery, Honolulu

2018  Guest Speaker. “Imperfect and Impermanence Beauty.” Leeward Community College

2018  Workshop. “DIY texture pasts making.” Leeward Community College



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