Shio Kusaka

Born 1972, Japan; Lives in Los Angeles.


2001 BFA, University of Washington

Current & Forthcoming

2024 ‘David Zwirner: 30 Years’, David Zwirner, Los Angeles

Solo Exhibitions

2020 ‘Shio Kusaka’, Neutra VDL Studio and Residences, Los Angeles
2018 ‘Shio Kusaka’, Gagosian Gallery, Rome
2017 ‘Shio Kusaka and Jonas Wood’, Museum Voorlinden, Netherlands
2016 The Modern Institute, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow
2015 ‘Shio Kusaka and Jonas Wood’, KARMA, New York
  ‘Shio Kusaka and Jonas Wood: Blackwelder’, Gagosian, Hong Kong (with Jonas Wood)
2014 Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago
  Greengrassi, London
  Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago (with Jonas Wood)
2013 ‘Jonas Wood & Shio Kusaka: Still Life with Pots’, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton
  Anton Kern Gallery, New York
2012 Upstairs at The Modern Institute Osborne Street, Glasgow
  Blum and Poe Gallery, Los Angeles
2011 Greengrassi, London
2010 Anton Kern Gallery, New York
2009 Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago
  Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Frendale
2005 Tortoise, Venice

Group Exhibitions

2022 ‘Vessels’, David Zwirner, London
2020 ‘20/20’, David Zwirner, New York
2019 ‘Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950—2019’, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2018 ‘Fire and Clay’, Gagosian Gallery, Geneva (Curated by Fabian Stephan)
  ‘Close at Hand’, Gagosian Gallery, San Francisco
  ‘Close at Hand’, Gagosian Gallery, San Francisco
2016 ‘Going Public - The Napoleone Collection’, Touchstones Rochdale
  ‘Mir ist das Leben lieber, I Prefer Life, Collection Reydan Weiss’, Museum Weserburg, Bremen
  ‘What's Up’, Soho Revue and Union Club, London
  ‘ALL RIGHT’, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles
2015 ‘Small Sculpture’, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago
2014 ‘FIRE! (curated by de Pury de Pury)’, Venus Over Manhattan, New York
  ‘Displayed (curated by Matthew Higgs)’, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
  Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art
2013 ‘Ten Years’, Wallspace Gallery, New York
2012 ‘East and West Shift to the Middle’, Bill Brady, Kansas City
  ‘Verlangsamte Performance’, Van Horn, Düsseldorf
2011 ‘Paul Clay’, Salon 94, New York
  ‘Dwelling’, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
  ‘Banquet of the Black Jackal’, The Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles
2010 ‘Not Extractions, but Abstractions (Part 2)’, Clifton Benevento, New York
  ‘Not Extractions, but Abstractions’, Karma International, Zurich
  ‘Multiple Pleasures: Functional Objects in Contemporary Art’, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York (Curated by Nathalie Karg/Cumulus Studios)
2009 ‘Objects, Furniture & Patterns’, Art Since the Summer of '69
2008 ‘Friends and Family’, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
2004 ‘FAITH’, Champion Fine Art, Culver City
  164½, Los Angeles



2022 Morgan Becker: ‘Shio Kusaka’s ‘one light year’ celebrates the essential qualities of ceramic art’, Document Journal, 03/2022
2021 Bustler‘s Top Prize-Winning Architects and Designers of 2021, Archinet, 30/12/2021
2018 Popescu, Adam: ‘Andy Warhol in the Powder Room. Christopher Wool on the Floor.’, New York Times, 29/05/2018
  Moroz, Sarah: The Process Behind Shio Kusaka‘s Elegant, and Whimsical, Pots, Blouin Artinfo, 24/05/2018
2016 Bagley, Christopher : ‘What Happens When Two Artists Fall in Love’, W Magazine, 27/09/2016
  Sobieski, Elizabeth: ‘Crafts Take A Giant Leap Forward’, Huffington Post, 11/07/2016
  Eckardt, Stephanie: ‘At Home in the Studio With Shio Kusaka and Jonas Wood’, W Magazine, 07/07/2016
2014 Haskell, Rob: ‘Artist Shio Kusaka’s Mesmerizing Ceramic Pottery’, Architectural Digest, 04/2014
2010 Yablonsky, Linda: ‘Artifacts, Feats of Clay’, The New York Times Magazine, 12/08/2010
  Jovanovich, Alex: ‘Shio Kusaka’, Art US, 03/2010

Exhibition Reviews

2020 Peijko, Jennifer: ‘Like the Best Guest at a House Party: Shio Kusaka’, Frieze, 07/02/2020
2016 Campbell, Andy: ‘Shio Kusaka’, Artforum, 57 11/2016
  ‘Shio Kusaka at Blum & Poe’, Contemporary Art Writing Daily , 17/08/2016
  Creahan, Dan: ‘Los Angeles – Shio Kusaka at Blum and Poe Through August 20th, 2016’, Art Observed, 13/08/2016
  Miranda, Carolina A.: Datebook: Guillermo del Toro‘s monster‘s ball, the look of teen spirit and London painters calling, LA Times, 29/07/2016
  Slenske, Michael: ‘Food for thought: chef Vinny Dotolo brings together two worlds at M+B, LA’, Wallpaper, 22/07/2016
  Varadi, Keith J.: ‘Shio Kusaka at Blum & Poe’, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, 21/07/2016
  Slenske, Michael: Playful Clay: Shio Kusaka‘s Vibrant Vessels Arrive at LA‘s Blum & Poe, Wallpaper, 06/07/2016
2012 Fitzpatrick, Kyle: ‘Banks Violette & Shio Kusaka At Blum & Poe‘,, 10/01/2012
2011 Smith, Roberta: ‘Art in Review’, The New York Times, 07/2011
  Herbert, Martin: ‘Art Review’, Time Out London, 07/2011
2010 Doran, Anne: ‘Art Review’, Time Out New York, 776 15/08/2010
  Smith, Roberta: ‘Art in Review’, The New York Times, 05/08/2010


2023 one light year, David Zwirner, London
2019 Shio Kusaka, Gagosian; Rizzoli, Rome / New York
2016 Shio Kusaka: Volume 3: 2014, 2015, 2016, Karma, New York
2015 Blackwelder, Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., in association with Gagosian Gallery
2012 Pots, Wood Kusaka Studios, Los Angeles