KUSANAGI Yu

Teaching Staff (Communication Design)

Title Assistant Professor
Research Fields Photography
Education
2007
Master’s (Design Engineering), Tohoku University of Art and Design, Yamagata
Selected Professional Experience
2022-Present
Assistant Professor, Akita University of Art
2017-2022
Teaching Assistant, Graduate School of Transdisciplinary Arts, Akita University of Art
2014-Present
Special Lecturer, Tohoku University of Art and Design
2008-2017
Instructor (Art), various senior high schools in Akita Prefecture
2007
Assistant Photographer, amana inc.
Recent Activities <Selected Solo Exhibitions>

 2021
Mizu no ryushi [Water Particles]. gallery blue hole, Katagami City, Akita
N.E.blood 21 vol.77 Yu Kusanagi Exhibition. Rias Ark Museum, Kesennuma City, Miyagi
2019
ACID WATER. Hirafuku Memorial Museum, Semboku City, Akita
2018
AACID WATER. Canon Gallery, Ginza (Tokyo); Osaka; Nagoya
2016
SNOW. Konica Minolta Plaza, Shinjuku (Tokyo)
2007
arkhē. Konica Minolta Plaza, Shinjuku (Tokyo)

 

<Selected Group Exhibitions>

2021
Cultivating successive wisdoms. Akita City Cultural Creation Center, Akita
2020
Yamagata Biennale 2020. Tohoku University of Art and Design, Yamagata
2019
The Narrative of the Shore. CASE Space Revolution, Bangkok, Thailand
2018
Yoru to bijutsu [Night and Art]. Akita Museum of Art, Akita
2014
Nature in Tokyo. KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival. Yuuhisai Koudoukan, Kyoto
<Awards / Prizes>
2019
Selected, Canon SHINES (judge: KAJIKAWA Yuki)
2010
Honorable Mention, Canon New Cosmos of Photography (judge: NINAGAWA Mika)
2007
Prizewinner, Foto Premio. Konica Minolta
2005
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Encouragement Award, APA Award
<Photo Collections>
2021
SNOW. FOIL
2016
PEBBLES. Canon SHINES
Courses Taught Contemporary Art Theory 1,2
Contemporary Art Seminar (Communication Design)
Communication Design Theory
Communication Design Seminar 1, 2, 3
Graduation Project (Communication Design)
Photographic Techniques
Basic Computer Design

 

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Example Works
                                
ACID WATER (2018)
 hi o amu    [Braiding fire] (2015) SNOW (2016) N.E.blood 21 vol.77 Yu Kusanagi Exhibition (2021)  ACID WATER (2019)

Further details (in Japanese) can be found at the following link: KUSANAGI Yu (Japanese page)