Tomo Mori

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The Fruit, 2013. Acrylic, canvas on canvas collage. 36" x 24"
Intropection, 2013. 300sq glass wall installation with integrative dance performance by Kyla Alper Ernst.
What Circulates, 2013. Solar powered fountain puiblic art installation for Play(LABS). 25"x 25" x25"
Sakura, 2012. Acrylic, canvas on canvas collage. 48" x 60"
Tears of a Black Sheep, 2013. canvas on canvas collage. 36" x 48""
Artist's Statement

My work represents the memories of my feelings, composed of thousands of small elements coexisting like cell structures in living organisms. There are infinite reasons why we feel what we feel, just as there are infinite colors derived in the spectrum of light. By composing these colors, I attempt to represent an introspective vision. I am constantly searching for the colors and color combinations to explore the unlimited variables of feeling and thought.

This concept was originally inspired by the digital images created by thousands of tiny pixels. After some experiments with different mediums, I arrived at canvas-on-canvas collages utilizing the traditional technique of mosaic. More recently, the concept is being developed into site-specific glass wall installation projects as well. My process is extremely meticulous yet spontaneous in its execution, allowing natural instinct to guide the creativity and momentum of the work.


Tomo Mori / 毛利友 is a native of Japan. She currently lives and works in West Harlem as her creative base. She studied fundamental painting and drawing at Tokyo Metropolitan High School for Art and graduated from Atlanta Collage of Art with BFA. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Atlanta and Tokyo, including Rogue Space Chelsea, Rush Arts Gallery, chashama, Dwyer Center, Andrew Freedman Home, Renaissance Fine Art, Knox Gallery, Bill Lowe Gallery and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum. She received the congressional record for her winning painting for Bid on Culture for 2011 and 2012. In 2011, she was selected as a semi finalist for MTA Art in Transit. Tomo recently received the Hiroshi Senju award at Japan Day Central Park event.