Naoe Suzuki was born in Tokyo, Japan, and received a Master of Fine Arts from the Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 1997. Suzuki is a visual artist based in Waltham, Massachusetts; her primary medium is drawing. Deeply engaged with ideas and concepts, her drawing is a tool to explore certain ideas and a way to dig into subjects that interest her. For the past six years one of her artistic interests has been water, and she also enjoys swimming in Walden Pond.
Suzuki is the recipient of many grants including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, two Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist’s Grants (Drawing/Printmaking/Artists’ Books in 2006, Sculpture/Installation in 2001), and two Artists' Resource Trust grants from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. In 2017, she received a research fellowship from the Tokyo Wonder Site Residency in Japan. From 2016 to 2017, she was the Artist-in-Residence at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, a biomedical research institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Suzuki’s works have been shown nationally including the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park and Burlington City Arts in Vermont. She is featured in an upcoming exhibit in the fall of 2018 titled Crossing Boundaries: Art//Maps at the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library.