About Yumie Kusuda
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{Artist statement}

Yumie Kusuda integrates her organic artwork into inorganic metal, primarily steel and aluminium, and she has been almost recycling the discarded metal. She handles the brain involved in unconscious and non logical emotions as input into her art, and she explores self-discovery and self-development after flood the subconscious mind to the surface of her artwork. She gives a unique and surreal expression, delicate psychological intricacies. Even though she is sometimes showing us the confusion of the modern world, she hopes to promote our vision and action toward the desired goals of self-realization and happiness.
{Biography}

Yumie Kusuda is a Japanese contemporary avant-garde artist, currently active in New York.

 

By 2019, her creative arts had been exhibited over 50 times at various galleries, museums and events. In recent years, she became known for her metal pieces such as a series of wreath and diamond sculptures, created with welded steel and finished with a shining surface, as well as for her mixed media paintings in which she adds gems on fluorescent acrylic color painting on aluminum board.

She had lived in Tokyo, Japan. After having a long career as a photo retoucher, in 2005, she became a student at Art University where she began exploring oil painting using only carefully selected black pigment and oil on aluminum board. Since 2007, her black oil paintings have been exhibited at galleries and museums in Tokyo, Seoul, Los Angeles and New York. In October 2011, she was chosen as fellow member of "The Dokuritsu Art Association" which is a big group of Japanese artists organized in 1930 by up-and-coming painters.

 

In January 2012, she decided to move to New York to become a worldwide active artist.

 

Since December 2012, she has been exploring creating metal sculpture in the welding studio at The Art Students League of New York, and in 2016, began creating the colorful acrylic paintings, instead of the black oil paintings, on aluminum board.

 

Since October 2013, she has been an active sculptor member in "New York Society of Women Artists (NYSWA)", a historic group for professional women artists, where members are accepted through a rigorous jury process. Her metal sculpture was displayed in the NYSWA's exhibition at various galleries: Weill Cornell Medical College, Samuel J. Wood Library, NY, (2015); George Billis Gallery, Chelsea district, NY, (2016); Living Room Gallery in St. Peter Church, NY, (2017); the Mikhail Zakin gallery in The Art School at Old Church, NJ, (2018); the Village Center, Port Jefferson, NY, (2018); Prince street gallery, Chelsea district, NY, (2018); The Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, The Art League of Long Island, NY, (2018); at Blue Mountain Gallery, Chelsea district, NY, (2019).

 

In 2019, recent events and honors include the "AD art show 2019" by MvVO Art, Westfield World Trade Center, New York, and "Solo Show" by LinkNYC Digital Display on the street by MvVO Art, East 56th Street, New York. Articles about her mixed media paintings in these shows have been published several times in New York newspapers.

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Exhibitions 2012-2020- (New York)

  • 2020 Oct 15-19 "ARTBOX.PROJECT Barcelona 1.0" (The Spanish art metropolis Barcelona, Spain)

  • 2020 Sep            "AD ART SHOW 2020" by MvVO ART (The Oculus, Westfield World Trade Center, New York)

  • 2020 Aug 20-24 "ARTBOX.PROJECT Zurich 2.0" (SWISSARTEXPO, Zurich, Switzerland) 

  • 2020 July            "Diamonds" won "RED DOT AWARD", Invited to "The Red Dot Winner Exhibition 2020" (The Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York) 

 

  • 2019 Dec           "Art Basel Art Weeks, Artbox.Project Miami 2.0" (Eduardo Lira Art Gallery, Miami, FL)

  • 2019 Oct            "Pop-up Fine Art Exhibition 2019" by The Art of Fashion, received the Award  (Troy Liquor Bar, New York)

  • 2019 July           "BETWEEN THE LINES" by New York Society of Women Artists (Blue Mountain Gallery, Chelsea, New York)

  • 2019 May          "AD ART SHOW 2019" by MvVO ART (The Oculus, Westfield World Trade Center, New York)

  • 2019 May 1-4   "Solo Show by LinkNYC Digital Display" on the street by MvVO Art (50 East 56th street, New York)

  • 2019 Feb           "OF A FOURTH DIMENSION" by ASL Metal Sculpture Artists (The Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York)

  • 2019 Feb           "National Association of Women Artists - Small Works Winter 2019 exhibition" (West 39th Street, The NAWA Gallery, New York)

  • 2019 Jan           " The th10 Annual Small Works Show” (The Manhattan Borough President’s Office,            New York)

  • 2018 Dec          "The League's Annual Holiday Show" (Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York)

  • 2018 Nov         "Call of walls” (Van der plus Gallery, Lower east side, New York)

  • 2018 Oct          "Kunst fest” (Van der plus Gallery, Lower east side, New York)

  • 2018 Sep-Oct   "Insight in Sight” by New York Society of Women Artists (The Jeanie Tengelsen                    Gallery, The Art League of Long Island, New York)

  • 2018 Aug         "Rainbow summer" (Van der plus Gallery, Lower east side, New York)

  • 2018 June        "Art & Soul” by New York Society of Women Artists (Prince street gallery, Chelsea,              New York)

  • 2018 May        " The Recycle 2018 juried art exhibition" (BWAC-Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition        gallery, Brooklyn, New York)

  • 2018 April        "The League's Welding Show" (Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York)

  • 2018 April        "the Seventh Annual Art Benefit for the Homeless" (Grand Central Neighborhood              Social Services Corporation, New York

  • 2018 March     "Form & Fantasy" by New York Society of Women Artists (the Village Center, Port              Jefferson, New York)

  • 2018 Feb    " Art as Sanctuary-Ⅱ" by New York Society of Women Artists (the Mikhail Zakin gallery in      The Art School at Old Church, NJ)

  • 2018 Jan     " the 9th Annual Small Works Show” (The Manhattan Borough President’s Office, New            York)

 

  • 2017 Dec     "The League's Annual Holiday Show" (Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York)

  • 2017 Dec       "Wreath Interpretations exhibition” (The Arsenal Gallery in Central park, New York)

  • 2017 Dec    "Holiday Small Works Show and Sale” (Riminer gallery, hudson, New York)

  • 2017 Oct - Nov    "Art as Sanctuary" by New York Society of Women Artists (Living gallery in St. Peter      church, New York)

  • 2016 Dec       "The League's Annual Holiday Show" (Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York)

  • 2016 Nov       "The primacy of  Color"  by New York Society of Women Artists (George Billis Gallery, Chelsea, New York)

  • 2016 Nov     "Musabi-ten 2016" by Musashino Art University Alumni Association (Gallery Max New York, Soho, New York)

  • 2016 Sep      "Everything must go" salon style show (Into the wood gallery, Governors Island, New York)   

  • 2016 Mar     "Spring 2016 members rooftop art show" by The Art of Fashion Arts Group (The Attic Rooftop & Lounge, New York)

  • 2015 Dec      "The League's Annual Holiday Show" (Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York)

  • 2015 Oct      "October art exhibition" (OSSAM Gallery, Brooklyn, New York)

  • 2015 Sep      "Musabi-ten 2015" by Musashino Art University Alumni Association (MC Gallery, New York)

  • 2015 Aug      "The Heart, Center of Life" by New York Society of Women Artists (Weill Cornell Medical College, Samuel J. Wood Library, New York)

  • 2014 Dec       "The Small Works Exhibition 2014" (Manhattan Borough President’s Office, New York)

  • 2014 Dec       "The League's Annual Holiday Show" (Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York)

  • 2014 Oct       "International Art Festival Competition 2014" Chosen as finalist by the jury, Get award certificate  (The High line Loft Gallery, Chelsea, New York)

  • 2014 Sep       "Fall Grant Salon Show" (Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, New York)

  • 2014 July       "A Night of Art and Live Jazz over Lincoln Center" (The Empire Hotel Rooftop, New York)

  • 2014 Apr       "A Night of Art and Live Jazz over Lincoln Center" (The Empire Hotel Rooftop, New York)

  • 2014 Apr       "Blacklight Bodypaint Performance Art Show" (The DL Rooftop, New York)

  • 2014 Mar    "The League's Welding Show" Get "blue dot prize" Chosen by Peter Reginato (Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York) 

  • 2013 Dec       "The League's Annual Holiday Show" (Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York)

  • 2013 Dec       "The Small Works Exhibition 2013" (Manhattan Borough President’s Office, New York)

  • 2013 Oct       <Chosen as member artist of "New York Society of Women Artists" by the jury>

  • 2013 Sep       "A Night of Art and Live Jazz over Lincoln Center" (The Empire Hotel Rooftop, New York)

  • 2013 Mar      "The League's Welding Show" (Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York)

  • 2012 Dec       "The League's Annual Holiday Show" (Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York)

 

Exhibitions 2010-2011 (Tokyo, Seoul, Los Angeles and New York)

  • 2011 "Waves...The Tides of Time" (Onetwentyeight Gallery, New York)

  • 2011 "Dokuritu Exhibition" (Em Gallery, Shinjuku, Tokyo)

  • 2011 "No.19th LELA International Arts Festival" Chosen by the jury (Barnsdall Fine Arts Museum, Los Angeles)

  • 2011 "Peace 2011" (International Center, New York)

  • 2011 "Korea-Japan Contemporary Art Exhibition 100 Persons" (Ginza A's Gallery, Tokyo)

  • 2010 "Exhibition of A New Asian Jump" (Silk Gallery, Embassy of Japan in Korea, Seoul)

  • 2010 "Harmony 2" (International Center, New York)

 

 Exhibitions of The Dokuritsu Art Association 2007-2011 (Tokyo)

  • 2011 Oct <Chosen as fellow member of "The Dokuritsu art Association, Japan">

  • 2009 "The Dokuritsu Exhibition, New Artist at Spring" chosen (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan)

  • 2007~2011 "75.76.77.78.79th "The Dokuritsu Exhibition" (The National Art Center, Japan) 

 

Awards. Prizes. Honors. (New York, Japan)

  • 2020 July     "Diamonds" won "RED DOT AWARD", Invited to "The Red Dot Award Exhibition" (The Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York) 

  • 2014 Oct     "International Art Festival Competition 2014" (The High line Loft Gallery, Chelsea, New York) Chosen as finalist by the jury, Get award certificate. 

  • 2014 Mar    "The League's Welding Show" (The Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York) Received "Blue dot prize" Chosen by Mr. Peter Reginato

  • ​2013 Oct  <Chosen as member artist of "New York Society of Women Artists" by the jury>

  • ​2011 Oct  <Chosen as fellow member of "The Dokuritsu art Association, Japan">

  • 2007~2011 "75.76.77.78.79th "The Dokuritsu Exhibition" (The National Art Center, Japan) Chosen as finalist by the jury, Have gotten the prize 5 years in a row.

Experience (Tokyo)

 

  • 2007~2011 Exhibition staff at The National Art Museum (The National Art Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, The National Museum of Western Art)

  • xxxx~2005 Photo retoucher for wide format: retouching, color correction and design/ outdoor advertisement, transport advertisement, museum, commercial facilities, beauty cosmetics, fashion and etc.

 

Education

 

2007 Musashino Art University, BFA ,Painting

© 2013 by Yumie x Nyc​

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