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.
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)
SOLO EXHIBITIONS & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
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.
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.
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.
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.