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TETSUYA KUSU


Based in Kanagawa, Japan.

After graduating from university, Tetsuya Kusu embarked on a journey that would take him across Eurasia. His final stop was Koh Tao, a small island in Thailand which became his second home.
While working there as a diving instructor for 6 years, he fell in love with photography. Honing his craft, He shot more than 15,000 underwater images in and around Thailand.
Upon returning home to Japan, he started working as a freelance photographer. He concentrated on underwater, architectural, portraiture, and cultural photos for magazines and other advertising mediums.
After completing a body of commercial work, He started creating images on a personal basis from 2012 – 2016, continuing to show his art at home and abroad.
His recent effort, 'American Monuments' is a series of staged personal portraits printed as a vivid, full color A4 book.

Tetsuya Kusu is represented by Zen Foto Gallery in Tokyo.

CV

BORN
1975..Born on 9 May in Osaka, Japan

EDUCATION
1999..B.B.A. Momoyama Gakuin University, Osaka, Japan

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016..Zen Foto Gallery, Roppongi, Tokyo “American Monuments”....Press Release
2015..The Dorsz British Fish & Chips, Krakow, Poland
2014..The Dorsz British Fish & Chips, Krakow, Poland
2010..LAMA space, Chigasaki, Kanagawa
2009..The Landmark Tower, Yokohama, Kanagawa

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016..G/P gallery SHINONOME, Shinonome, Tokyo
2015..White Box Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2014..3331 Arts Chiyoda, Chiyoda, Tokyo
2011..O Art Museum, Shinagawa, Tokyo
2010..O Art Museum, Shinagawa, Tokyo
2009..O Art Museum, Shinagawa, Tokyo
2008..O Art Museum, Shinagawa, Tokyo
2008..OSAKA-JO HALL, Osaka
2007..O Art Museum, Shinagawa, Tokyo
2007..Museum of Maritime Science, Tokyo

PUBLICATIONS
2016..American Monuments, Zen Foto Gallery

AWARDS
2016..KYOTOGRAPHIE HASSELBLAD Prize, finalist
2015..Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards (KLPA), finalist
2015..TOKYO FRONTLINE PHOTO AWARD, finalist
2015..LensCulture Portrait Award, finalist and Jurors' Pick
2014..Kawaba New-Nature Photo Award, finalist

PRESS
2016..LENSCRATCH text by Jay Gould
2016..aPhotoEditor text by Jonathan Blaustein
2016..ASIA PAPERCAMERA Interviewd by Tan Lee Kuen
2014..About Exhibition”The Order of The Day” by KRAKOW POST
2014..About Exhibition”The Order of The Day” by BEAUTIFUL KRAKOW