tamiko kusuhara

Born in Japan
Work/Live in London


2012-2014 Royal College of Art, MA Painting
2001-2005 BA Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, BA Fine Art


05/2015 ‘Creekside Open 2015’, London Selected by Lisa Milroy
03/2015 ‘RCA Secret’ Royal College of Art, London
11/2014 ‘RSA Open Exhibition’ Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
06/2014 'RCA Show 2014' Royal College of Art, London
03/2014 ‘RCA Secret’ Royal College of Art, London
01/2014 ‘We Design The Chair’ Milton Keys Arts Centre
11/2013 ‘PTNG NOV’ Royal College of Art, London
10/2013 ‘The Open West 2013’ Cheltenham Art Gallery& Museum
07/2013 ‘The Open West 2013’ Newark Park (National Trust)
05/2013 ‘Creekside Open 2013’ Selected by Paul Noble, London
03/2013 ‘RCA Secret’ Royal College of Art, London
02/2013 ‘Wip show’, Royal College of Art, London
‘Notes to Self’ Royal college of Art, London
03/2011 'KonicaMinolta Eco&Art Award' 2011, Tokyo Japan
07/2010 'Florence Trust summer show 2010', London
01/2010 ‘The Florence Trust open studios’, London
07/2008 ‘Drawings’ Peacock Projects, London
06/2005 ‘Domitory’ and ‘Librarian’ at Goldsmiths College, London

09/2003 ‘Encyclopaedia Forth Edi-ti-on’ in Yokohama, Japan


2009-2010 The Florence Trust, London, UK


2014 Windfall Bursary, Royal College Of Art, London
2013 Villiers David Award
2013 Lucy Halford Bursary, Royal Collage Of Art, London
2012 Christpherson Bequest Bursary, Royal College of Art, London
2011 Konica Minolta Eco&Art Award 2011 Tokyo, Japan


My work is housed within one project called ‘Encylopedia’ - a collection of sculptures, objects, drawings, writings, installations and videos.
Simply it could be said this life project serves to order, store and document my practice. This platform is not about intellectual simulation of knowledge, but much more close to daily life, and evolving framework for expression and exploration.
The project started as diary entries of an ‘everyday life’, punctuating an ever-progressing stream of making. And it contains a profusion of ordered chaos by various works in parallel. It is like how things order and operate, or what we experience in the world.

The idea behind each project is based around a fantasy narrative or utopian situation, taking reference from memory, dream, nature, humanity, sounds and words.
Materials and making processes are central to my practice and indispensable to my working life. The consideration and production of the works are similar to scientific experimental for me. I believe that my process to be one of constant, vital and unrestricted exploration.