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Hirona Matsuda | bio [+]

Hirona Matsuda was born in Boston and spent time in Ireland before moving to Charlotte, NC.  She co-curated her first art show in 2007 after she graduated from the College of Charleston with degrees in anthropology and studio art.  She currently lives and works in downtown Charleston. Using primarily found or salvaged objects, Matsuda pieces together compositions that reflect on her life.  Always on the hunt for new materials for the next piece, she can be caught around town going through trash piles or backtracking to snag something that caught her eye while riding by.

She delights in finding items that others have deemed useless and refocusing the viewers attention on their aesthetic value.  The assembled compositions are a delicate balance between color and texture, light and shadow, and gravity and glue.

Hirona was one of the artists selected for 2010‘s Contemporary Charleston.  Her work has been featured in numerous Charleston exhibitions and venues including the City Gallery, Kulture Klash and the Old City Jail.

Check Out Hirona’s most recent interview: http://charlestonsupportedart.com/studio-visit-hirona-matsuda/ 

Set Design I by Hirona Matsuda

Set Design I

mixed media, 11 x 9 x 2 inches 

SOLD

Loft with Light by Hirona Matsuda

Loft with Light 

mixed media, 10 x 12 x 2 inches

SOLD

Ladder Under the Stairs by Hirona Matsuda

Ladder Under the Stairs 

mixed media, 12 x 10 x 2 inches

$450

Stairwells by Hirona Matsuda

Stairwells

interactive mixed media  assemblage, 15 x 24 x 3 inches 

$1800

High Ceiling with Skylight Hirona Matsuda

High Ceiling with Skylight 

mixed media, 35 x 11 x 4 inches 

$900

Down the Well by Hirona Matsuda

Down the Well 

mixed media, 29 x 8 x 3 inches 

$600

View from Above by Hirona Matsuda

View from Above

interactive mixed media assemblage, 32 x 9 x 5 inches

$1400

Water Tower

Water Tower 

mixed media, 18 x 12 x 3 inches

$900

Scaffolding Dreams by Hirona Matsuda

Scaffolding Dreams

mixed media assemblage, led powered, 25 x 19 x 4 inches

SOLD

Set Design II by Hirona Matsuda

Set Design II

mixed media, 13 x 7 x 2 inches

SOLD 

Bathhouse VII by Hirona Matsuda

Bathhouse VII: yellow tub and blade of grass

interactive mixed media, 23 x 29 inches 

$2200

Bathhouse IV : The Greenhouse

Bathhouse IV: The Greenhouse 

mixed media with water feature, 14 x 36 inches 

$2000

 

Collaboration 1

Matsuda / Shimko: Collabortation #1

acrylic painting within mixed media assemblage, 10 x 20inches 

SOLD

Matsuda Shimko collaboration 1

Matsuda / Shimko: Collabortation #2

acrylic painting within mixed media assemblage, 10 x 10 inches 

$450

Stone Maker mixed media sculpture Hirona Matsuda Charleston, SC

Stone Maker

mixed media sculpture 10 x 8

$345

The Surrender of Sgt. Trink mixed media Hirona Matsuda Charleston, SC

The Surrender of Sgt. Trink

mixed media, 8 x 8

$250

Shelly Kabuki Waits for Small Packages mixed media assemblage Hirona Matsuda Charleston, SC

Shelly Kabuki Waits for Small Packages

mixed media assemblage 5 x 6

SOLD

Portraits of Questionable Character: “Alex” mixed media sculpture Hirona Matsuda Charleston, SC

Portraits of Questionable Character: “Alex”

mixed media sculpture 13 x 11

SOLD

Portraits of Questionable Character: “J.J.” mixed media sculpture Hirona Matsuda Charleston, SC

Portraits of Questionable Character: “J.J.”

mixed media sculpture 13 x 11

SOLD

Puppets by Hirona Matsuda

Puppets

mixed media 10 x 17 music box

SOLD

Fireflies by Hirona Matsuda

Fireflies 

mixed media assemblage 20 x 24 music box

SOLD

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