Kyoko Matsuyama was born in Japan. After she studied glass in Kawasaki, Japan, she came to the United States and earned an M.F.A. in Craft/Glass from Kent State University, OH, in 2013 and an M.F.A. in Fibers from Savannah College of Art and Design, GA, in 2015. Kyoko's studio is currently located at the Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami, FL, and she is one of four Bakehouse resident artist recipients of the 2016 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She creates sculptures and paintings in fine arts with glass and fibers, and her art represents people's thoughts, which create a perspective to see the world in their minds. Her work has been exhibited in Japan and the United States, including the Smithsonian Craft Show 2015, Washington, D.C., Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Art Santa Fe 2016, NM.