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Born in Yokohama, Japan.

Since 2020 relocated to Utrecht, the Netherlands, from Munich, Germany.


Hiroko Matsushita is an illustrator and artist who predominantly uses paper, light, and shadow as a preferred medium.

Alongside her paper illustration for many commercial projects,

she explores duality and an uncertain boundary between flatness and volume, tactile and intangible.

Press CC to show EN/JP subtitle. 


Paper Secret, Hightone publisher Co.,Ltd, 2015

Paper Art II, Artpower International Publishing Co., Ltd, 2015

PAPER PLAY, Ginko Press, 2014 

+DESIGNING. 2013 February issue (ASIN: B00AI26OO6), 2012​(JP)

Discover Paper [online], 2012
PAPER WORKS, Ginko Press , 2012​
Financial Times magazine, How To Spend it [online], 2011
Country Wedding Magazine, 2011

Art Glossary, Artist interview[online], 2011
Upon a fold [online], 2011


2011 - 12    The Arts University Bournemouth (GB), MA in Illustration
2009 - 10    Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (GB)   Foundation Diploma in Art And Design
1998 - 02    Meiji Gakuin University (JP), BA(Hons) in International Studies




2017            Artcamp, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen (CZ)   >> more

Exhibitions, Residency Programs


Otakara - Discoveries, MICHEKO GALERIE, München (DE)

New Spaces, Gwyn's Cafe, London Derry (NI)


Here and There, ladislav sutnar gallery, Pilsen (CZ)


Festival svetla Plzen, Europien Capital of Culture 2015, Pilsen (CZ)

SICF16 - Spiral Art Center Independent Creators Festival, Tokyo (JP)



DOGO Onsen-Art Festival, Onsen-night event, Matsuyama (JP)

SICF15 - Spiral Art Center Independent Creators Festival, Tokyo (JP)



Mino Artist in Residency Program, Group exhibition, Gifu (JP)


Gallery Rokujigen, Tokyo (JP)
Sex lives of the Poor and Unknown, Tallinn (EE)
EX LIBRIS, Bournemouth (GB)
Brilliance!, Poole (GB)
Wish this was, Southbourne (GB)​​​


Designers-Dream Whisperer, London (GB)
Pulse London, London (GB)
Artsmart, London (GB) 

Selected Group Exhibition ‘START HERE’ by V&A Museum, London (GB)
Gallery Rokujigen, Tokyo (JP)




2014   SICF15, Second Prize



photography : Jenny Peñas

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