Lecture with Fuyuko Matsubara

Free program for members – $5.- for non-members.

Fuyuko was born and grew up in Sapporo, northern Japan. She received both BA and MA in Industrial and Craft Design from Musashino Art University in Tokyo. After working as an interior designer and a professional artist, she came to the United States in order to study further at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan where she received a MFA in Fiber Art. Fuyuko’s main medium is pictorial weaving which involves complex methods of dyeing and re-weaving. It is internationally recognized along with her other worldly spiritual imagery and received many awards. She also works on silk painting and is working on the theme of “Light of Seeds,” expressing energy of growth. In her most recent series, entitled “Lightscape” and “Blossoms of Light”, she depicts the positive quality of light. She has been exhibiting her work nationally and internationally in both solo and group exhibitions. She has received Individual Artist Grants from New York Foundation for the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Hand Weavers Guild of America Award, and the First Prize in “Fiberart International”. She served at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as a Senior Restorer and taught fiber and textile art courses in numerous institutions. She recently retired from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Now she is enjoying her free time producing art work, raising plants and animals, watching nature, and visiting botanical gardens, galleries, and museums.

Fuyuko’s website http://www.fmartworks.com