Be Water, My Friend: Catalog publication
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Be Water, My Friend

I’m very excited to announce the publication of my catalog, “Be Water, My Friend.” Water is the source of all life - the blood of the earth. Approximately 60 to 75 percent of the human body is comprised of water. We can’t survive without it. My goal for this catalogue is to remind us what we are made of, and to inspire all of us to connect to water. The catalog will be available next week!

“We forget that even though we are born into pre-existing environments, they are either improved or further degraded by our decisions, our ideas, and our influence; we bear the scars of our predecessors just as our descendants will be burdened with waters muddied by our hands. This cycle can only end when we can completely stop creating a separation between our “selves” and our water. “
- excerpt from the essay written by Andrew Mroczek.
Forward by Andrew Mroczek, Associate Director of Exhibitions at Lesley University College of Art and Design, essays by Michele L’Heureux, Director of the Beard and Weil Galleries at Wheaton College, and Winonah Hauter, Founder and Executive Director of Food and Water Watch; Artist’s Statement by Naoe Suzuki. Soft cover, 36 pages, 27 color images. $15.00. 
This catalog was made possible by a grant from the
Pollock-Krasner Foundation

If you’re interested in purchasing a copy, please email me at:
20% off if you order by the end of this year. 
Current Exhibition: In Solidarity
Just a quick reminder that my solo exhibition, In Solidarity” closes on November 25th, 2015. This weekend is the last weekend to catch if you haven’t seen it yet.

Naoe Suzuki: In Solidarity
Through November 25, 2015
UMass Lowell 
Art Gallery
Mahoney Hall, 870 Broadway Street
Lowell, MA 

For more info.

What is your relationship with water?

For this exhibition, I created a participatory installation in which viewers are offered a piece of original art in exchange for their thoughts on their relationship with water. Participants are asked to use a manual typewriter to answer the question, “What is your relationship with water?” I wanted the viewers to leave the gallery with a piece of original art bearing the typed question as a reminder to delve deeper into thinking about our relationships with water, our most precious resource. You can see some photos of people typing on a manual typewriter from the opening reception, and read more about this project. Below: detail from the installation.
A participant's typed response. UMass Lowell Art Gallery.
The artscope magazine interviewed me about my exhibit, “In Solidarity.” If you’re in New England area, you can pick up a copy. Look for the Nov/Dec 2015 issue. There’s a shorter version available online. 

The Connector, UMass Lowell’s student newspapers also interviewed me. You can read the full interview

Here in Massachusetts, we’ve had quite warm days in early November. There were days when the temperature was even in the 70F. I went to Walden Pond in Concord on one of those warm days. There were several people swimming in the water, but most of them were wearing a wet suit. I only had a regular swimming suit on, but I couldn’t resist. The water looked so inviting. I went in, and swam. It was cold, tingling, cold, tingling, then magical magical, magical. It was more magical than I could possibly describe with words.
I hope you have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving.
Warmly with a splash of the cool water,
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