Asuka Goto received an MFA in Sculpture from Tyler School of Art and a BA and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from Brandeis University. She attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2008 and was a Workspace resident at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) in 2009/2010. She has also participated in residencies at the Joan Mitchell Center, HomeBase Berlin, Sculpture Space and the Vermont Studio Center. Goto has received several awards including the NYFA Artists' Fellowship (for Architecture / Environmental Structures / Design), the Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant, and the Joan Mitchell MFA Grant. Her work has been exhibited at NURTUREart, BRIC, the Brooklyn Public Library, the CUE Foundation, TSA NY, and 92Y Tribeca in New York; at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, PA; at Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT; and at the Globe Gallery in Newcastle, England.
In addition to her individual studio practice, Goto has worked on several interdisciplinary projects with choreographer Joanna Kotze. Most recently, she contributed to FIND YOURSELF HERE, a work by Kotze that explores the intersection between dance and visual art. FIND YOURSELF HERE premiered at the American Dance Institute (ADI) in April 2015 and had its New York premier at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in September 2015.
Goto grew up in Boston, MA and Yokosuka, Japan and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently an artist-in-residence at Triangle Arts Association and an Assistant Professor at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, PA, where she teaches in the Foundation, Fine Arts and Graduate Studies Departments.