Born in 1973 in Tokyo where he currently remains based. His recent solo exhibitions include, “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 2015, 2013 and 2009.