Kazuko Kayasuga Matthews (1934- ) was born in Compton and raised in Japan. After returning to the United States, she studied painting and design at the Chouinard Art Institute, where she obtained a BFA in 1962. In 1969, she began working in ceramics and later studied the medium at the Scripps College in Claremont. Among the museums and galleries where her work has been exhibited are the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. and the Crocker in Sacramento. Matthews has also completed a number of architectural commissions, including one at the New Otani Hotel where her work is installed in each elevator lobby above the Mezzanine.
The text has been provided courtesy of Michael Several, Los Angeles, January 1998.
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