Born in Ibaraki Prefecture in 1974; lives and works in Ibaraki Prefecture.
Matsumoto is a photographer who creates work that deal with themes such as daily activities, motion, life and death, through a combination of photography and text. She has held a number of solo exhibitions that include “Criterium 68 MATSUMOTO Mieko” (2006) at Art Tower Mito. She has exhibited work at the Naka-Boso International Art Festival “Ichihara Art x Mix 2014,” and the group exhibition “Basically. Forever” at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (both in 2014); she also holds photography workshops in various regions. Her publications include Living (2008), a book of poetry and photography produced in collaboration with poet Shuntaro Tanikawa, and “Waking Between Ships” (2014), the official photobook for the 2014 Tottori Geiju Festival (printed by the Artist Resort Tottori Art Festival executive committee). At KENPOKU ART 2016, she will be presenting works about the area’s geological strata, which are the oldest in the Japanese archipelago, and closely related to Hitachi’s modern history as an industrial city.