Naoe Suzuki

Meet Naoe 

Naoe Suzuki is a Boston-based visual artist. Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1967. She has lived in the U.S. since 1985. Naoe is a multidisciplinary artist whose work is conceptually driven with her interests in language, map, history, and forgotten things. In her project on conjoined twins, she researched historical documents and images of conjoined twins at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts.   


Naoe is a recipient of many grants including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in 2015, Massachusetts Cultural Council in 2006 & 2001, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation in 2013 & 2004, Puffin Foundation, Artist’s Fellowships, Inc., and Blanche E. Colman Award.


She was awarded multiple artist residency fellowships including Blue Mountain Center, MacDowell Colony, Jentel, and Millay Colony for the Arts. In 2017, Naoe received a research residency at Tokyo Wonder Site Residency in Japan. From 2016 to 2017, Naoe was the Artist-in-Residence at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, a renown biomedical research institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Naoe received MFA in Studio for Interrelated Media from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 1997.

What I like





Manual typewriter


Old books

Japanese food, especially sushi

Onsen (hot springs)






2010 - present


2010 - present

If you want to dig a little deeper on the subject of conjoined twins, you can read more in my essay, "Reflections on Conjoined Twins."