Born in 1975 in Nagano, Japan
Lives and works in New York, USA

Susumu KAMIJO

Born in 1975 in Nagano, Japan
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

Born in Nagano, Japan in 1975, Susumu Kamijo lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.  He holds a BFA at the University of Oregon (2000) and an MFA in Painting and Drawing at the University of Washington (2002). 
Influenced by Francis Bacon, Willem de Kooning, his poodles have attracted significant attention ever since they first appeared in 2014. The quick drying vinyl paint that Kamijo uses for his painting makes every painting––in his own words––“a quick resolution”. The technique of painting quickly to capture something that is authentic is one that Kamijo attributes to his experience of learning Japanese calligraphy as a young man. His own interest in creative writing has also lent a narrative “style” to his paintings that mimics the minimalism of a poem and the surprise of a short story. By mingling drawing and painting techniques, the artist has been able to create an assemblage of symbols and signs, often in ethereal and menacing strokes of color. In a playful meditative style, his work continues to evolve in a direction that surprises, provokes, and transforms our ways of seeing.   


 

education

2000
BFA in Painting and Drawing, University of Oregon
 
2002
MFA in Painting and Drawing, University of Washington 

solo shows

2022
I will tell you later, Stems Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2021 
How was your summer? , Harper’s Gallery, East Hampton, USA 
Beyond The Hills, Maki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2020 
Lick Me Till Dawn, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, USA
Lick Me Till Dawn, Marvin Gardens, New York, USA 

2019 
I Will Follow You To The Sunset, GNYP Gallery, Berlin, Germany
When You Came At Dawn, Stems Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2018 
Walk With Me To The Sea, Sakurado Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan 
I Will Walk You Tomorrow, Harpers Books, New York, USA
Poodles, Tortoise, Los Angeles, USA 

2017 
Poodles, Sotheby’s S2, New York, USA

2016 
I Think So, Marvin Gardens, Queens, USA 

group shows

2021 
Nobunaga 02, Susumu Kamijo & Koichi Sato, GNYP Gallery, Berlin, Germany
It’s Cozy Inside, Nepenthes NY, New York, USA
Best in Show, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, USA
Stockholm Sessions, Carl Kostyál, Stockholm, Sweden

2020 
Nobunaga, Susumu Kamijo & Koichi Sato, Bill Brady Gallery, Miami, USA 
36 Paintings, Harper’s Book, East Hampton, NY, USA
Anecdote, Stems Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
NADA Miami Beach 2020, Stems Gallery, Miami, USA

2019 
Ford Taurus, Family Car, 1986 - A collage group show, SHE Gallery, New York, USA
Paper View, The Hole, New York, USA 

2018 
Friends of Marvin Gardens, Rod Barton, London, UK
Paper Bound, Turn Gallery, New York, USA 
New York Now, Allouche Benias Gallery, Athens, Greece 
Walk With Me To The Sea, Sakurado Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
The Beverly Hills Hotel Pop Up, Harpers Books, Los Angeles, USA

2017 
Geranium, Stems Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Gumbo, MAW, New York, USA
NADA New York, Marvin Gardens, New York, USA

2016 
Intricate stew of Truths and Mirages, Third Policeman, Queens, NY, USA
I’ve Been Meaning To Sue For Something, Marvin Gardens, Queens, NY, USA 

2014 
A Space With Presents: Works on Paper, Fireproof, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2011 
Entanglement 1 - ART BLOCK ART BLOG, New York, NY, USA
Entanglement 2 - Regina Rex, curated by Elizabeth Ferry, Brooklyn, NY, USA

  • April 2022
    Plus Magazine — 6 PAGES

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    HypeArt — 2 PAGES

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    Juxtapoz — 1 PAGE

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