Motoko Fukuyama
02 10, 2018

I’ve just arrived at Yaddo. What an incredible place and opportunity!

01 15, 2018

My show La Bohème opens on Friday January 26, 2018.

It’s on view at Tops Gallery‘s two locations in downtown Memphis through March 10.

02 10, 2018

My new film La Bohème soundtrack composed by chuck Bettis is available on bandcamp!

11 10, 2017

I donated a piece for SOHO20‘s Annual Benefit.

Tues. November 14, 2017
6PM – VIP Hour
7PM – Regular ticket entry

SOHO20 Gallery + Studio 10
56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn NY, 11206

11 14, 2017

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09 15, 2017

I will be filming and providing the live projection during the performance by Annea Lockwood, Aki Onda, and Akio Suzuki at Pioneer Works.

06 21, 2017

Article on Hyperallergic about “Monument”, a group show which I was a part of.

Organized by Yazmine Mihojevich and Penelope Umbrico.

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04 10, 2017

I am having a productive spring at The MacDowell colony. Yes. Freedom to create!

01 01, 2017

You Never Know What Idea You Might Have“, my Session at Recess runs from January 3 through March 4, 2017.

For more information, please visit



07 08, 2016

**Short Film Program at Anthology Film Archives**7/14_7:30pm

Connor Owens:  PIVOT 11mins; ADK  11mins; ROME TRAVELOGUE  17mins


Filipe Afonso:  BLUE MOSQUE CEILING  9mins

Falco Fernando Falconi:  LAGUNA NEGRA  7mins

Jenna Bliss:  WITHDRAWAL  9mins


03 15, 2016

My solo show coming up
All Depends On The Source Of Light at SLA307 will be up from March 31 – April 16.

12 10, 2015

Motoko Fukuyama (Film) + Sliver Process (Music) at The Stone, NYC
I am excited to announce that NYC’s favorite experimental electronic musician and performer Chuck Bettis, who is a dear friend of mine, has invited me to collaborate with him during his residency at The Stone. We Collaborated in 2012 when Chuck composed the soundtrack for my mid length movie PAN and next Tuesday, December 15th at 10pm, Silver Process (Chuck Bettis (electronics) Brian Chase (drums) Kevin Norton (vibes, drums) will perform a live music composition to my new film. Please come join us! The Stone is located on the corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street in Manhattan.


Motoko Fukuyama (film) + Silver Process (live soundtrack) at The Stone

12 09, 2015

Thank ARTNET for the selection 🙂


11 24, 2015

So psyched to have filmed my old time favorite band play at Karma, New York for book launch of Stoner Witch by Bob Nickas & Ted O’Sullivan.

11 03, 2015

Selected for the 2015 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant in NYC.
Congratulations to the fellow artists! And I thank all the jurors, and the RHMF for the support. This means a lot to me.


10 23, 2015

Just sayin’

05 01, 2014

PAN for The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival.
PAN is now an official selection for AoBFF, 2014. It will takes places between May 7-11. I am excited to have a screening at such a historical movie theatre, Brooklyn Heights Cinema.

05 02, 2014

Documenting Virginia Overton at The Storm King Art Center
Between the winter of 2013 and the spring of 2014, I made several trips to The Storm King Art Center to film and photograph Virginia Overton‘s creation of her 500’ long brass tube sculpture at. It’s a part of their OUTLOOKS project curated by Nora Lawrence. Opening tomorrow Saturday May 3.

OUTLOOKS:Virginia Overton at Storm King Art Center from Motoko Fukuyama on Vimeo.

05 10, 2014

PAN wins The Best Horror Short award at Bare Bones International Independent Film & Music Festival aka The world’s friendliest film festival – It’s PAN’s kind of festival!

04 10, 2014

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club
I filmed this back in 2011. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, the best live band on earth.
Jello Biafra once said “This is the country band that plays the bar at the end of the world.” Agreed.

Jesus Is In My Body, My Body Has Let Me Down

That Fierce Cow Is Common Sense In A Country Dress

03 03, 2014

PAN goes to 2014 Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival
YIFFF took place from 2/27 to 3/3. I had a pleasure of meeting my hero, the director Nobuhiko Obayashi. His new film No no Nana Nanoka was premiered at the festival. It was mind blowing.
From left: writer Azumi Hasegawa, myself, Nobuhiko Obayashi, cinematographer/photographer Chito Yoshida,

11 23, 2013

PAN at Anthology Film Archives
Thank you very much for your support. We had an amazing night with a full house audience.

11 10, 2013

PAN’s NYC premiere poster
PAN’s logo was designed by Joseph Logan, poster was designed by Aaron Suggs. Hand made posters available.






10 29, 2013

Argo Electronics 391 Canal Street
My friend David Lasevski runs Nivie Electronics, a Panasonic certified mechanic service in Brooklyn. I take my video cameras to him for tune ups. And that’s how I met David. He has many great stories to tell and also is a junk collector. He owns the famous junk store Argo Electronics on Canal St and Avenue of America in NYC where I used to buy materials for my work during NY Studio Program. David bought an abandoned supermarket in Sidney, NY a few years ago to store all his junks. One day I was telling him about my idea for shooting a horror movie and he offered me to use his supermarket – that’s how everything started. Here’s a TV commercial of Argo Electronics that I shot. Written and directed by David. “You never know what idea you may have.”

Argo Electronics 391 Canal Street from Motoko Fukuyama on Vimeo.