Suzuki Nao is an artist that attacks all mediums: video, photography (traditional and mobile), painting, sculptures… She’s done VJ performances, and had a few gallery shows already. Based in Yokohama, where she shares a studio space (Ateliero-Eksperimentoj) with a band, she is currently preparing some video work for a contest. Robert wrote this about her a while back:
Nao is a twenty-something, art making (video + photo + object + painting, etc.) young woman who lives in the Yokohama area and maintains a studio (Ateliero-Eksperimentoj) with two of her friends (both musicians). I first became aware of her activities after the indefatigable Ludo Pierre (French sound & visual artist based in Tokyo) introduced me to her last year, as we were all to appear together (along with Midori and other friends) at one of his soundscreen events. Nao seems to have worked in the past with more or less ‘traditional’ mediums, but has been making a move recently to more ‘normative’ (i.e. digital) modes of expression. Personally speaking, I’ve only seen her in action in her ‘video artist/VJ mode’ at a few events in the Shibuya area. She seems to have found a comfortable niche in the international experimental arts community in Tokyo, and this due in no small part to her diverse, refreshingly sensual art.
Do yourself a favor and check out her site for examples of her work.