About the Artist
RYOTA MATSUMOTO is principal and founder of an award-winning interdisciplinary design office, Ryota Matsumoto Studio. He is an artist, designer and urban planner. Born in Tokyo, Matsumoto was raised in Hong Kong and Japan.
He received a Master of Architecture degree from University of Pennsylvania in 2007 after his studies at Architectural Association in London and Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art in early 90’s.
Matsumoto has previously collaborated with a cofounder of the Metabolist Movement, Kisho Kurokawa. He also worked with Arata Isozaki, Cesar Pelli, MIT Media Lab and Nihon Sekkei Inc. before establishing his office.
Matsumoto presented his work for the 5th symposium of the Imaginaries of the Future at Cornell University in 2017. He currently serves as an adjunct lecturer of Transart institute, University of Plymouth. His current interest gravitates around the embodiment of cultural possibilities in art, ecology, and urban topography.