Tomo Mori's work attempts to capture the memories of emotion. The diffused forms suggest the complexity and ambiguity of how memories can change colors as time passes. Her labor-intensive collages consist of thousands of pieces of painted canvas on canvas.
Tomo Mori's work attempts to capture the memories of emotion. The diffused forms suggest the complexity and ambiguity of how memories can change colors as time passes. Tomo cuts and pastes thousands of pieces of painted canvas to compose an aggregate like millions of cells of a living organism. Tomo Mori is a Japanese native, mixed media/installation artist lives and works in New York City. Tomo had a clear vision of her future to be a visual artist since the early age. At the age of fifteen, she entered the Tokyo Metropolitan High School for Music and Fine Art and later pursued studying contemporary art in America. She studied painting and experimental video/digital art at the Atlanta College of Art and graduated with BFA in 1995. Tomo’s work has been exhibited over 15 US and international cities. In 2014 she was selected as the New York metro area regional finalist for Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series contest with Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, and it was exhibited at SCOPE Miami Beach. Public art has been one of Tomo's strong interests. In 2016, she was commissioned to paint a mural at Columbia University's Miller Theatre. And, she received a permanent public art commission from MTA Art & Design, and the project was installed in 2018.