Tomo has shown her work in New York, Atlanta and Tokyo including Rogue Space Chelsea, chashama, Dwyer Center, Canvas Paper Stone Gallery, Renaissance Fine Art, Knox Gallery, Bill Lowe Gallery and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum. She received the congressional record for her winning painting for Bid on Culture banner design contest for 1011 and 2012. In 2011, she was selected as one of 5 finalists out of 120+ submissions to present a proposal for MTA Art in Transit.
Tomo currently lives in West Harlem, New York City, as her creative base, as she continues to explore the world experiencing new cultures to add more palettes for her artwork and life.
ART IN HARLEM:
WE ARE VERY PROUD TO SHOW TOMO'S WORK AT SWING UNTIL THE END OF YEAR.
While I enjoy working in all medium, my first love is watercolor. Many of my paintings are of the beautiful old townhouses gracing the streets of Harlem, where I live. They aren't all perfect. This is not a movie set and it is the beauty of their age, the many layers of paint, a sign of housing many lives, that I find appealing.
I am inspired by the history of my surroundings and I'm drawn to paint the very places that once were home to the masters of the Jazz age, Minton's – the Lenox Lounge – St. Nick's Pub – The Apollo Theatre, as well as the wonderful shops and restaurants that are so popular today.