Shinpei Kusanagi “Birds are flapping But I am only sleeping”, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 194 x 194 cm © Shinpei Kusanagi / Photo: Kenji Takahashi

Born in 1973 in Tokyo where he currently remains based. His solo exhibitions include, “Something is happening which is not happening at all”, Altman Siegel Gallery S/F (Online, 2020) “so far so close”, Altman Siegel Gallery S/F (San Francisco, 2014) and “project N 45 KUSANAGI Shinpei”, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery (Tokyo, 2011). Kusanagi’s work was featured in the group exhibition “MOT Satellite 2017 SPRING – by the deep rivers” Tokyo (2017) and “VOCA”, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo (2011). He has also provided images for numerous book covers. In 2013, Kyuryudo published Kiyosumi kaiwai, a book of Kusanagi’s images and texts. Taka Ishii Gallery presented solo exhibition with Kusanagi in 2021, 2018, 2015, 2013 and 2009.

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