Natsumi COMOTO | 高本夏実

Designer

Born in Kyoto in 1994, Natsumi COMOTO is enrolled in the Department of Design at the Tokyo University of the Arts. She explores the role of furniture as a tool for evoking emotions based on the universal value intrinsic to nature. Her stance is to take a seamless design approach that goes beyond both art and design, and studies design focusing on individual materials from a multi-genre viewpoint. Exhibited at Milano Design Week 2019 (Galleria Rossana Orlandi / Italy), Ventura Dubai 2019 (Dubai World Trade Center / UAE) and many others.

BIO

1994 – born in Kyoto, Japan
2014 – 2018 Department of Design, Tokyo University of the Arts
2018 – Master Course of Design, Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Fine Arts

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

2019 – BVLGARI MECENATE / Selected
2018 – COMITÉ COLBERT AWARD 2018 / Grand Prix
2018 – Toyama Design Competition 2018 / Nominee
2018 – The 66th Graduation Works Exhibitions of Tokyo University of the Arts / Heisei Art Award
2017 – Recycle Art Exhibition 2017 / Second Prize

2019 – won the Creator Scholarship (KUMA Foundation)
2019 – won the Kawakita award (Tokyo University of the Arts)
2019 – won the Design and Crafts Scholarship (Taiju Sasaki Scholarship society)
2018 – won the Creator Scholarship (KUMA Foundation)
2017 – won the Ikuo Hirayama scholarship award (Tokyo University of the Arts)

CONTACT

comotoand@gmail.com

EXHIBITS

2019.11 – BVLGARI MECENATE
└ BVLGARI Ginza Tower, Tokyo
2019.09 – Ventura Dubai 2019
└ INDEX, Dubai
2019.05 – SUTTEN -Is it a design?-
└ Spiral, Tokyo
2019.04 – Milano Design Week 2019
└ Galleria Rossana Orlandi, Milan
2019.03 – KUMA EXHIBITION 2019
└ Spiral, Tokyo
2018.11 – COMITÉ COLBERT AWARD 2018 -People and Nature in the modern world-
└ The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
2018.11 – the 25th Japan Society for Interior Studies Graduation Works Exhibition
└ The Tachikawa Ginza Space Åtte, Tokyo
2018.10 – “TOYAMA DESIGN WAVE” TOYAMA DESIGN COMPETITION 2018
└ Toyama Prefectural Civic Center, Toyama
2018.06 – The 4th Tokyo University Heisei Geijutsu Award Exhibition
└ Heisei Memorial Museum of Art Gallery, Tokyo
2018.01 – The 66th Graduation Works Exhibitions of Tokyo University of the Arts
└ Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
2017.11 – Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. – Pablo Picasso – Special Project Commemorating the 130th Anniversary of Tokyo University of the Arts
└ The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
2017.07 – Recycle Art Exhibition 2017
└ Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space, Hokkaido
2015.03 – maruten
└ gallery akatsuki, Tokyo

MEDIA

2019.06 – NTV “next creators” appearance
└ TV appearance

CONTACT
comotoand@gmail.com