Tetsuya KUSU 楠哲也

After graduating from university, Tetsuya Kusu took off on a journey that would take him across Eurasia. His final stop on this journey was 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, shooting various underwater photos. After returning home to Japan, he started working independently as a photographer focusing on underwater, resorts, architecture, portraits, and cultural photos for magazines and advertising mediums. He quit commercial works, and started creating works on a project basis from 2014, continuing the announcement at home and abroad. Tetsuya Kusu is based in Kamakura, Japan.

Education

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

 

Solo Exhibitions

2020 Court Tree Collective, New York, United States (Up coming)

2019 Serindia Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2016 Zen Foto Gallery, Roppongi, Tokyo

2015 The Dorsz British Fish & Chips, Krakow, Poland

2014 The Dorsz British Fish & Chips, Krakow, Poland

2010 LAMA space, Chigasaki, Japan

2009 The Landmark Tower, Yokohama, Japan

 

Group Exhibitions

2018 Court Tree Collective, New York, United States

2016 G/P gallery SHINONOME, Shinonome, Tokyo

2015 White Box Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2014 Kawaba New Nature Photo Festival, Gunma, Japan

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

 

Monographs

2018 AUTO-GRAPH, Zen Foto Gallery

2016 American Monuments, Zen Foto Gallery

2015 Eight Photographers, Bridge Books (Selected one of the eight artists)

2008 GORGEOUS, TOKIMEKI Publishing

 

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

 

Interviews

2016 ASIA PAPERCAMERA Interviewed by Tan Lee Kuen

2016 LENSCRATCH by Jay Gould

2016 A Photo Editor by Jonathan Blaustein

2014 About Exhibition”The Order of The Day” by KRAKOW POST

2014 About Exhibition”The Order of The Day” by BEAUTIFUL KRAKOW

2011 About Photography by Tourism Authority of Thailand

 

Features

2017 Slide Show at Obscura Festival of Photography, Penang, Malaysia

2015 Slide Show at Mt.Rokko International Photo Festival, Kobe, Japan

 

Artfairs

2018 Daikanyama Photo Fair, Tokyo