Edi Matsumoto

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Edi Matsumoto

ARC Living Artist TM

23 artworks

American

Born 1964

https://www.edimatsumoto.com

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Concentration

Oil on Canvas

61 x 91.4 x 1.3 cms | 24 x 36 x 0 1/2 ins

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Bugeisha

Martial Artist

Oil on canvas

101.6 x 76.2 cms | 40 x 30 ins

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Tough Decision

Oil on Canvas

50.8 x 40.6 x 1.3 cms | 20 x 16 x 0 1/2 ins

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A Life in My Hand

Oil on Canvas

101.6 x 76.2 cms | 40 x 30 ins

Afternoon Case

Oil on canvas

76.2 x 101.6 cms | 30 x 40 ins

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Angels' Communion

Oil on canvas

45.7 x 61 cms | 18 x 24 ins

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At the End of the Day

Oil on canvas

76.2 x 61 cms | 30 x 24 ins

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White Tara

Oil on canvas

121.9 x 76.2 cms | 48 x 30 ins

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Bodhisattva - Healing Prayer

Oil on canvas

76.2 x 61 cms | 30 x 24 ins

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Break Time

Oil on canvas

50.8 x 40.6 cms | 20 x 16 ins

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Edi Matsumoto was born and raised in Japan. Her maternal great-grandfather was a traditional Japanese artist who painted birds, flowers, and snow-capped mountains using an ink brush technique. She grew up in an environment where art was valued. Her interest in art was cultivated at an early age.
 
Edi Matsumoto holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology from Tsukuba University in Japan. After traveling around Southeast Asia exploring cultures and volunteering at the Mother Theresa’s Home for the Dying Destitutes in Calcutta, India, she came to the U.S. She earned a Master's degree in Nursing, and she has been working in the healthcare field for over 25 years.
 
Encouraged by her family, Matsumoto began taking art classes at a community college. In 2018, she earned her second Master's degree in Fine Art from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
 
Matsumoto’s work has won awards and has been shown at galleries and museums locally, nationally and internationally including the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, the Triton Museum of Arts in Santa Clara, and Pacific Grove Art Center among others. 
 
Matsumoto plans to continue working in the healthcare field because she enjoys what she does and feels that she contributes to society. However, she discovered the joyful fulfillment of painting, and she intends to become a full-time artist, pursuing her interest in portraits, figures, and other domains. She hopes to contribute to the world in a different manner.

Matsumoto is a member with distinction at American Women Artists. 
 
Her additional work can be seen on her website www.EdiMatsumoto.com. 

2020             Represent, Finalist, See Me, New York, NY
                     Women Artists Making Their Mark, Top 20 artists, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA
                     Spring Online Juried Show, American Women Artists, August
                     Top 15% Bold Brush Painting Competition in April/June/August, FASO
2019             ARC Salon, Finalist in Portrait Division, Art Renewal Center, NJ
                     2nd place, Bay Area Masters Exhibition, Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, CA
                     2nd place, Realism – Human, Category 34, American Art Awards, Hollywood, CA
                     3rd place, Portrait of Someone Not Famous, Category 32, American Art Awards, Hollywood, CA
                     Celebrating Genius of the Women, Women in the Arts, Orlando Public Library, Orlando, FL
2018             Expressions of Clinician Well-Being Art Show, Top 30 artists, National Academy of Medicine, Washington, DC
                     Honorable Mention, Health Equity, Monterey County Health Department, Salinas, CA
2017             Spring Show, Academy of Art in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 
                     Honorable Mention, Sustainable Art, Monterey County Health Department, Salinas, CA
2015             Spring Show, Academy of Art in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
                     Honorable Mention, Big Blue Life Paint Out Monterey, Monterey Bay Plein Air Painter, Monterey, CA 
2013             Spring Show, Academy of Art in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Pacific Grove Art Center, Coastal Modern Gallery, California State University of Monterey Bay. 

05 November 2021 to 17 December 2021

Goddesses and Warriors Show


568 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA


There was a time in history where matriarchal society was common, and female deities were worshipped widely. As larger nations and feudal systems emerged, patriarchal society became more dominant worldwide and the female voice was diminished. 
 
We owe it to the first brave and passionate woman who challenged what was thought to be prohibited, impossible, or inaccessible and opened the door for the rest of us in each field. We have come a long way, but we have more work to do. More women are standing up, speaking up, fighting for and defending our rights, life, and the future of the planet. 
 
Let us celebrate our accomplishments thus far. Let these figures be the reminders of our inner goodness, beauty, strength, wisdom, and life force. I hope the viewers find the goddesses and warriors within them and use their power to change the world around them with love and courage.