Kumiko Matsushima 

Born in Tokyo.  Graduated from Waseda University majoring in Economics.  Worked for a record company.  Worked as a freelance journalist.  Moved to California.  Obtained MBA from Monterey Institute of International Studies.  Product Manager at Cartier Japan.  Worked as an interpreter/translator between Japanese and English including bilingual voice-over for CNN News etc.  Moved to NY in 1999.  Being inspired by the magical beauty of NY, she started painting one day.  Admitted by Pratt Institute in 2003 majoring in painting.  In 2005, graduated with honor.  Returned to Japan in the same year, held 2 one-man-shows in Tokyo.  Moved again to Hong Kong in 2009, she has been leading busy days painting and taking photographs, participating in group shows, and organizing charity art events for the American Women's Association of Hong Kong.  Several shows in New York, Tokyo, and Hong Kong.  Won several awards on her photographs. 


Exhibitions and Awards

  • January 2019 "A Day in the Life" Won "All Women" 2019 Art Exhibition, Special Recognition Award by LS&T Gallery

  • December 2018 "Khmer Sunset" won “SeaScapes” 2018 Art Exhibition, Special Recognition Award by the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

  • June 2018 "Symphony of Lights I" won "Landscapes Art Exhibition"Award by Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery in Special Recognition Category

  • May~June 2018 Children of the Mekong's Photo Exhibition for Le French May

  • March 2018 AWA Charity Auction, "Art On the Line"

  • February 2018  "Timeless Square" won City Scapes 2018 Art Exhibition Award in the Special Merit Category

  • May 2016 Tokyo International Art Fair

  • March 2016 SICD Day

  • March 2016 AWA Charity Auction, "Art On the Line"

ABOUT « Night Picnic » photography presented at BEYOND BORDERS :
It is said that average living space is about 50 square feet per person in Hong Kong. 
Hong Kong is notoriously overcrowded with people.  And property prices are outrageously high in Hong Kong. That is why they cannot afford a large apartment. People suffer from such uncomfortable living condition.

However, they would not succumb to their ordeal.Hong Kong people are hardy. They are invincible.

Hong Kongers are full of energy, and extremely active so that you see crowds of Hong Kong people everywhere you go. Causeway Bay, Mong Kok, Sham Shui Po, are flooded with people of all walks of life and all ages.

They go out of their small apartments and seek their oasis outside. Here in this picture, they came to Harbour front to see the Million Dollar Night View of Hong Kong. They came in a couple, with friends or children, sitting on benches, chatting and relaxing at the same time as enjoying the beautiful neon lights in the city.

Capture d’écran 2019-05-05 à 20.33.20.pn

Night Picniq, Hong Kong 2018, Acrylic Facement,

61 x 91 cm Edition N°1.

Total: 5 Editions (N° 2 to N°5 on order) - 6.000 HKD