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
Acid-Free Los Angeles Art Book Market 2019
November 1–3, 2019, table A04
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Gagosian is pleased to participate in the Acid-Free Los Angeles Art Book Market, organized by a collective of Los Angeles–based independent art book publishers. A platform and marketplace for art books, the three-day event is focused on creating a space for meaningful and sustained conversations around art publishing. In addition to offering an assortment of catalogues associated with Los Angeles, the gallery will be celebrating the release of Piero Manzoni: An Artist’s Life, a biography of the Italian conceptual artist.
Acid-Free Los Angeles Art Book Market
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
Craft in Art, 1950–2019
Closing February 2022
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019 foregrounds how visual artists have explored the materials, methods, and strategies of craft over the past seven decades. Some expand techniques with long histories, such as weaving, sewing, or pottery, while others experiment with clay, beads, and glass, among other mediums. Work by Richard Artschwager, Mike Kelley, Shio Kusaka, and Sterling Ruby is included.
Shio Kusaka, (line 5), 2010 © Shio Kusaka
February 15–April 4, 2020
Neutra VDL Studio and Residences, Los Angeles
Work by Shio Kusaka is on display at the historic Neutra VDL Studio and Residences in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. The special project, curated by Douglas Fogle and Hanneke Skerath, presents ceramic vessels, sculptures, and crafted textile designs by Kusaka. Responding to the unique architectural environment of Richard Neutra’s former home and workspace, the artist has installed these works throughout the interior of the VDL.
Installation view, Shio Kusaka, Neutra VDL Studio and Residences, Los Angeles, February 15–April 4, 2020. Artwork © Shio Kusaka
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