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Shio Kusaka

Japanese, b. 1972

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Shio Kusaka

Japanese, b. 1972

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Shio Kusaka adorns her ceramics with marks, grids, and stripes inscribed into the vessels themselves or delineated by color. Working primarily in white, brown, and gray, Kusaka forms the cylindrical and pear-shaped pots in occasionally counter-intuitive combinations of pattern and shape, as in dot 16 (2011), which features concentric dots on a lightly curved vessel, creating an optical quality. Kusaka’s works are distinguished by a subtly imprecise handmade aesthetic imparted by impressions of the artist’s fingers and visible glaze drips.

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Biography

Shio Kusaka adorns her ceramics with marks, grids, and stripes inscribed into the vessels themselves or delineated by color. Working primarily in white, brown, and gray, Kusaka forms the cylindrical and pear-shaped pots in occasionally counter-intuitive combinations of pattern and shape, as in dot 16 (2011), which features concentric dots on a lightly curved vessel, creating an optical quality. Kusaka’s works are distinguished by a subtly imprecise handmade aesthetic imparted by impressions of the artist’s fingers and visible glaze drips.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial