Shio Kusaka was born in 1972 in Japan. She received a BFA in 2001 from the University of Washington, Seattle. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Tortoise, Venice, California (2005); Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago (2009); Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan (2009); Anton Kern Gallery, New York (2010); greengrassi, London (2011, 2014); Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (2012); Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland (2012); Jonas Wood and Shio Kusaka: Still Life with Pots, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, New York (2013); Shio Kusaka, Jonas Wood, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago (2014); Jonas Wood and Shio Kusaka: Blackwelder, Gagosian, Hong Kong (2015); and Shio Kusaka and Jonas Wood, Karma, New York (2015). Kusaka’s work was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial.
Fire and Clay
Sylvie Auvray, Shio Kusaka, Takuro Kuwata, Grant Levy-Lucero, Ron Nagle, Sterling Ruby, Peter Voulkos, Betty Woodman
September 25–December 15, 2018
March 28–May 26, 2018
Close at Hand
Modern and Contemporary Sculpture
January 9–February 24, 2018
Jonas Wood and Shio Kusaka
January 16–February 28, 2015
Shio Kusaka, Jonas Wood, Helen Molesworth
Saturday, July 6, 2019, 4:30–7pm
Private residence, Aspen, Colorado
Shio Kusaka and Jonas Wood draw from each other’s work as potter and painter, respectively to probe the tensions between representation and expression, precision and chance, and influences from art history and life. The pair will discuss the symbiosis and distinctive nature of their practices with curator Helen Molesworth. The event is open to Anderson Ranch National Council members only.
Shio Kusaka and Jonas Wood. Photo: Ruud Baan
Frieze Los Angeles 2019
February 15–17, 2019, booth C06
Paramount Picture Studios, Los Angeles
Gagosian is pleased to participate in the inaugural edition of Frieze Los Angeles. Featuring works by Chris Burden, Jennifer Guidi, Shio Kusaka, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Mary Weatherford, and others, the presentation will explore the various ways that Los Angeles–based artists have used drawing as both a physical and conceptual tool in their wide-ranging practices.
Ed Ruscha, Industrial Village, 1982 © Ed Ruscha
Art en Vieille-Ville Genève
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 6–9pm
19 place de Longemalle, Geneva
Gagosian is pleased to participate in the fall opening of Art en Vieille-Ville. The group exhibition Fire and Clay and works by Paul Noble will be on view to visitors after hours at our Geneva gallery.
Artwork, left and right: © Sterling Ruby; center: © Takuro Kuwata. Photo: Annik Wetter
Shio Kusaka and Jonas Wood
September 30, 2017–January 7, 2018
Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, Netherlands
This exhibition brings together works by both artists as a way to highlight the symbiosis and distinctive nature of their practices, in terms of combining the disciplines of painting and ceramics, but also emphasizing the echoes within and between their work.
Installation view, Shio Kusaka and Jonas Wood, Musuem Voorlinden, Wassenaar, Netherlands, September 30, 2017–January 7, 2018. Photo by Antoine van Kaam