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Public Art Projects, Outdoor Sculpture Installations

2015 Kanazawa Art Center Kanazawa, Japan
2013 Houston Zen Center Houston, TX
The Mount Lenox, MA
Leverett Peace Pagoda Leverett, MA
Grafton Peace Pagoda Grafton, New York
2012 Pedvale Open-Air Art Museum Pedvale, Latvia
2011 Maria V. Howard Arts Center Rocky Mount, NC
Pedvale Open-Air Art Museum Pedvale, Latvia
Morton Arboretum Lisle, IL
Leverett Peace Pagoda Leverett, MA
2010 Public Art Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN
Leverett Peace Pagoda Leverett, MA
2009 Western Michigan University Kalamzoo, MI
2008 Union University Jackson, TN
Elm Park Worcester, MA
2007 Omi International Arts Center, Field Sculpture Park Ghent, NY
Arsenal Arts Center Watertown, MA
2006 Bellevue Sculpture Park Bellevue, WA
Abington Sculpture Park Jenkintown, PA
2005 Sculpture Trail West Yorkshire, England
Wood Sculpture Symposium Damariscotta, ME
2004 Connecticut Sculpture Park Bridgeport, CT
Leverett Peace Pagoda Leverett, MA
Forest Hills Park Boston, MA
2003 Franconia Sculpture Park Shafer, MN
Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC
Collinsville Arts Initiative Collinsville, CT
Forest Hills Park Boston, MA
2002 Syracuse University Syracuse,NY
Zen Center of Syracus Syracuse, NY
Dai Bosatsu Zen Monastery Livingston Manor, NY
University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA
Forest Hills Park Boston, MA
Byrdcliffe Arts Colony Woodstock, NY
2001 NY Buddhist Temple New York, NY
2000 Stone Quarry Hill Park Cazenovia, NY
George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum Springfield, MA
1999 W.E.B. DuBois Library Sculpture Courtyard Amherst, MA
1998 Smith College Northampton, MA
1993- Grafton Peace Pagoda Grafton, New York
1992 Taiseki Shinto Shrine Oshika Village, Japan
1989- Leverett Peace Pagoda Leverett, MA
1994 Toyohashi Peace Pagoda Toyohashi, Japan
1988 Hiroshima Peace Pagoda Hiroshima, Japan

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Babson College Babson Park, MA
2013 EastWing Gallery, Mount Wachusett CC Gardner, MA
2012 Winfisky Gallery, Salem State U. Salem, MA
2007 Dento Gallery San Fransico, CA
San Fransico Zen Center San Fransico, CA
Los Angeles Zen Center Los Angeles, CA
West LA Buddhist Temple Los Angeles, CA
Palo Alto Buddhist Temple Palo Alto, CA
Great Vow Monastery Clatskanie, OR
Dharma Rain Zen Center Portland, OR
2002 Zen Mountain Monastery Mt. Tremper, NY
2001 Interfaith Center of New York New York, NY
NY Buddhist Church New York, NY
2000 Zen Center of Syracuse Syracuse, NY
1999 Hampden Gallery Amherst, MA
1998 Hillyer Gallery Smith College, MA
1995 Rokubenkan Museum Oshika, Japan
1994 Gallery Kise Tsukuba, Japan
Gallery Ai Yaizu, Japan
1992 Mitsubishi Gallery Shizuoka, Japan
1991 Gallery Kaze Tokyo, Japan
Biga Center Oshika, Japan
1986 Gallery Tadasu Kyoto, Japan

Group Exhibitions

2013 NY Buddhist Church New York, NY Three-person exhibition
2012 Cheim Read New York, NY
2011 Qatar Visual Art Center Dhoa, Qatar
2008-11 Traveling exhibition, Prayer Flags Around the World NY, MA, Germany, UK, Romania, Netherlands…
2009 Frieze Art Fair London, England
2008 St Pancras Station, London Bienale London, England
Chang Hai International, Tile Project Beijing, China
Kanoria Centre for the Arts, Tile Project Ahmedabad, India
National Heritage Museum, Keepers of Tradition Lexington, MA
Rhode Island Community College Lincoln, RI
Traveling exhibition, Prayer Flags Around the World NY, MA, Germany, England, Vietnam,…
2007 Aula Gallery Debrecen, Hungary
Bunker Hill CC Gallery Boston, MA
James Cohan Gallery NY, NY
Open Square Holyoke, MA
2006 Karolyi Castle Carei, Rumania
College of New Rochelle New Rochelle, NY
2005 Robert Miller Gallery New York, NY
University Museum of Indiana U. of Penn. Indiana, PA
Gleason Fine Art Boothbay Harbor, ME
Open Square Holyoke, MA
Schafler Gallery Brooklyn, NY
2004 Cleveland State University Art Gallery Cleveland, Ohio
Thrive Art Space Cleveland, Ohio
Gallery U Cleveland, Ohio
Barnes Gallery Leverett, MA
Brent Sikkema New York, NY
Schafler Gallery Brooklyn, NY
2003 Center for the Arts Northampton, MA
2002 Schafler Gallery Brooklyn, NY
Exit Art New York, NY
Library of Congress Washington D.C.
Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA
2001 Ronin Gallery New York, NY
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park Cazenovia, NY
Hampshire College Gallery Amherst, MA
Art Space Greenfield, MA
2000 Schafler Gallery Brooklyn, NY
Barnes Gallery Leverett. MA
Smith Art Museum Springfield, MA
1999 Exit Art New York, NY
Belchertown Art Center Belchertown, MA
Schafler Gallery Brooklyn, NY
Barnes Gallery Leverett. MA
Hampden Gallery Amherst, MA
1998 Durfee Conservatory Amherst, MA
Hampden GalleryAmherst, MA
1997 Herter Gallery Amherst, MA
Durfee Conservatory Amherst, MA
Hampden Gallery Amherst, MA
1996 Hampden Gallery Amherst, MA
Durfee Conservatory Amherst, MA
Hammond Museum New Salem, NY
1986-94 Cultural Center Oshika, Japan
1994 Art Station Gallery Nagano, Japan
1993 Matsukawa City Center Matsukawa, Japan
1987 Art House Gallery Iida, Japan
1981 Fairfield Arts Center Fairfield, CT
1979 Silvermine Guild of Artists New Canaan, CT
Pratt Institute Brooklyn, NY

Sculpture and Performance Collaborations

2012 Pedvale Open-Air Art Museum Pedvale, Latvia Rebirth
2011 Morton Arboretum Lisle, IL Purification
2010 Leverett Peace Pagoda Leverett, MA Purification
2005 Sculpture Trail West Yorkshire, UK Purification
2004 Forest Hills Park Boston, MA Enso and the Cosmic Dance
2003 Forest Hills Park Boston, MA Enso, the Five Elements
2000 Smith Art Museum Springfield, MA In Praise of Tara: Tantric Tibetan Dance Theater
2000 Smith Art Museum Springfield, MA Dance of the Dieties
1999 Exit Art New York, NY The Choice 99
1999 Bowker Auditorium Amherst, MA Pooja: The Five Elements in Prayer
1998 Bowker Auditorium Amherst, MA In Praise of Tara

Film/Projects

2008 Prayer Flags Around the World. Curator. Artists from over 18 countries create artwork for a traveling exhibition. US,Germany, England, Vietnam…
1983 Assistant Director. Documentary movie: "Hopi Prophecy", tying together the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki with uranium mined from Native Land. Best Documentary, Native American Film Festival. San Francisco, CA 1988

Awards/ Grants/ Residencies

2012 Pedvale Open-Air Art Museum Residency. Pedvale, Latvia
2011 Pedvale Open-Air Art Museum Residency. Pedvale, Latvia
US Embassy Grants Program
2008 First International Art Book Symposium. Cairo, Egypt
Japan Foundation Grant
2007 Blanche E. Coleman Award
2006 Dorothea Fleiss East West Artists Symposia and Residency. Carei, Rumania
TransCultural Exchange Grant
2005 Sculpture Trail, West Yorkshire, England
2004 Adolph and Ester Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant
2004 Pratt Institute Faculty Professional Development Grant
2003 Franconia Sculpture Park/Jerome Fellowship. Residency to create new work
2002 DeFrancisco Cultural Projects Grant
2001 Massachusetts Cultural Council Professional Development Grant
2001 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant
2000 Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. Residency to create new work
2000 Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, Fellowship. W. Rutland, VT
1998-9 University of Massachusetts Arts Council Grant
1996-9 University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Department Teaching Assistantship
1996-8 University of Massachusetts Minority Student Recruitment Organization Teaching Assistantship
1997-8 Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Alternate Candidate
1996-7 Japanese American Citizens League National Scholarship: Kuwahara Creative Arts Scholarship
1996-7 Japanese American Citizens League Scholarship. NY Chapter
1978-9 Ford Foundation Grant. Artist’s Grant

Collections

2011 Maria V. Howard Arts Center. Rocky Mount, NC
2009 Zen Center of Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA
2008 Colma Japanese Cemetery. Colma, CA
2007 Zen Center of Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA
Palo Alto Buddhist Temple. Palo Alto, CA
Great Vow Monastery. Clatskanie, OR
2006 Abington Sculpture Park. Jenkintown, PA
2004 Leverett Peace Pagoda. Leverett, MA
Grafton Peace Pagoda. Grafton, New York
Connecticut Sculpture Park. Bridgeport, CT
2003 Western Carolina University.Cullowhee, NC
2002 Syracuse University. Syracuse, NY
Zen Center of Syracuse. Syracuse, NY
Library of Congress. Washington D.C.
Dai Bosatsu Zen Monastery. Livingston Manor, NY
University of Massachusetts. Amherst, MA
2001 New York Buddhist Temple. New York, NY
2000 George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum. Springfield, MA
1998 Smith College. Northampton, MA
1992 Taiseki Shinto Shrine. Oshika, Japan
1994 Toyohashi Peace Pagoda. Toyohashi, Japan
1988 Hiroshima Peace Pagoda. Hiroshima, Japan
1984-97 Over two hundred sculptures in Japan for temples, shrines, villages, businesses, and individual patrons

Bibliography

2012 East Meets West. Greenfield Recorder. April 4. D1,2
2011 Purification. Artscope Magazine. March/April. p34
2009 Prayer for the World, Global art project focuses on peace. Telegram & Gazette. March 25. B 8,9
2008 Carving Out A Dream edited by B. Amore. Kokoro Press. ISBN 978-0-615-21973-8 p 70-1
Keepers of Tradition by Maggie Holtzberg. UMass Press. ISBN 978-1-55849-640-8 p 75, 77
2007 I Bow to you, Traveling Exhibition of Buddhist Sculptures by Thomas Matsuda. Wheel of Dharma. July. 3
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Exhibition of Works by Thomas Matsuda Arrives in Los Angeles Rafu Shimpo. July 13. 2
Buddhist Sculpture Exhibition in PA, SF. Hokubei Mainichi News. July 10. 2
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Buddhist Sculpture Tour, Thomas Matsuda. Mon Magazine. August. 31. Japanese
Buddhist Sculptor Stops at Dentoh on West Coast Tour. Nichibei Times. August 2-8. 19
Carving Out a Niche, East Coast Artist Brings His Buddhist Sculptures to Bay Area. Hokubei News. August 2. 1
2006 Inside/Outside: Treelines. Sculpture Magazine. October. 14
Celebration 1991-2001, The Story of Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. p 62
Abington Art Center's Sculpture Park. WHYY TV. Phiadelphia PBS. August, September
2005 If You Can Make It There, Carol Cambo. UMASS Amherst magazine. Cover, 32-42, reproductions, Fall
2001 “Searching for the Buddha” Now on Exhibit in N.Y. The Rafu Shimpo. Los Angeles, CA. June 19. 1
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1999 Searching for the Buddha. University of Massachusetts Alumni Magazine. Amherst, MA. Summer. 7
Opening Reception September 19. The Sentinel. Belchertown, MA. September. 8
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1998 Buddhas for a New World Exhibit at Smith. The Recorder. Greenfield, MA. September. A7
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1996 Art Outdoors, In your Face, On High. New York Times. May
1995 Prior to Starting his Pilgrimage to India, Tom Matsuda's Buddhist Exhibition. Shinshu Newspaper, Japan. July
Exhibition of Wood and Stone Buddhas. Ibaragi Magazine. December
1994 27 Buddhist Sculptures in Exhibition at Yaizu. Shizuoka Newspaper. Japan. November
1993 It’s a Great Thing. It's Just About Peace. Times Union. Albany, NY. October. C1, A7
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1992 Invitation to Country Living. Yomiuri Weekly Magazine. Japan. February
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1989 Inspired by Native Americans, a Third Generation Japanese American Carves Buddhist Sculpture in a Mountain Village. Wood Life Magazine. Japan. March. 36, 37

Lectures/ Critiques/ Juries

2014 Babson College, Babson Park, MA. Lecture
2013 Lasell College, Newton, MA. Lecture and Demonstration
Lowell Folk Festival. Lowell, MA. Demonstrator
2012 Salem State University. Salem, MA. Lecture
2009 New England Wood Carvers Inc. Lecture and Demonstration
Lowell Folk Festival. Lowell, MA. Demonstrator
2006 Greater Gardner Artist Association Annual Spring Show. Judge
2005 Mount Wachusett Community College. Gardner, MA. Lecture
2003- Pratt Institute. Brooklyn, NY. BFA Critiques
2002- Zen Mountain Monastery. Mt. Tremper, NY. Lecture
2001 Marlboro College. Marlboro, VT. Slide Presentation, Student Critique
2001 NY Buddhist Church. New York, NY. Lecture
2001- Carving Studio and Sculpture Center. West Rutland, VT. Slide Presentation
2000 Holyoke Community College. Holyoke, MA. Slide Presentation.
1996-9 University of Massachusetts. Amherst, MA. BFA Critiques

Education

1996-99 Masters of Fine Arts, Sculpture. University of Massachusetts.
1984-86 Apprenticeship under a renowned sculptor, Koukei Eri. Kyoto, Japan.
1984 Japanese Brush Painting. Kyoto, Japan.
1976-79 Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors, Drawing & Painting, minor in Printmaking. Pratt Institute, NY

Teaching

2005- Mount Wachusett Community College. Gardner, MA. Professor. Chair, Department of Art
1998- Pratt Institute. Brooklyn, NY. Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Fine Arts, School of Art and Design
2001- College of New Rochelle. New Rochelle, NY. Adjunct Professor, Graduate School Division of Art & Communication
2001- The Carving Studio. West Rutland, VT. Wood sculpture
2002- Zen Mountain Monastery. Mt. Tremper, NY. Buddhist Sculpture
2004- Fire Lotus Zen Temple. Brooklyn, NY. Buddhist Sculpture