"And where does the newborn go from here? The net is vast and infinite."

Major Motoko Kusanagi/Puppet Master, Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Masami Kubo is a Brooklyn-based artist and designer. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, she later studied fine art at The Cooper Union in NYC. Her work as an artist ranges from performance, installation, VR/AR, and writing. She has shown in NYC, SF, Berlin, and Glasgow. Her design expertise ranges from branding, art direction, web, and product design. Her clients range from tech/developer-focused brands, fashion, travel, and lifestyle. She got her start by creating sell-out designs for streetwear brands such as Mishka in NYC, then worked as Creative Director at DigitalOcean and Journy. She now works as a Product Design Lead at Hopper.

Email: masami.a.kubo@gmail.com

2009 - 2013
          Bachelor of Fine Arts - The Cooper Union School of Art, NYC
               Recipient of the Pietro and Alfrieda Montana Prize for Drawing (2013)
               Recipient of The Rhoda Lubalin Design Fellowship (2011)


DSL Altars (with Theodore Darst)
          March 2018, Spring Break Art Fair, New York, NY.

Figure 2.5: Who Sits Where 
          May 2016, Dixon Place, New York, NY.

Bouquet Complex (with Alex Ito)
          April 2016, Kimberly-Klark, Queens, NY.

Vertical Restoration
          November 2013, The Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY.

Professio Apis Mellifera (with Julie Harris)
          November 2011, The Lubalin Center, New York, NY.


Twelve Theses on Attention
          June 2021, Glasgow International, Glasgow, Scotland.

Re: Core
          August 2017, Das Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin, Germany.

No Vacancy II
          April 2017, Squat Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

Intro (Writings on the Wall)
          September 2016, Slide Space 123, San Francisco, CA.

Inside Joke 
          December 2015, Formerly Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

Movie in a Bar Mirror 
          December 2014, Recess Gallery, New York, NY.

The Last Brucennial
          March 2014, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY.

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