> Katsutoshi Yuasa

1978 Born in Tokyo, Japan
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan (currently)

1998 – 2002 Musashino Art University, Tokyo (BA Fine Art, Painting and Printmaking)
2003 – 2005 Royal College of Art, London GB (MA Fine Art, Printmaking)
2006 Artists in Residense, Rijksakademie van beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


05.2011 – Lecturer at Musashino Art University, Tokyo Japan

Awards, grants and residencies

2016 – CHHAAP – Baroda, Vadodara, India
2015 – Residency at Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier (AGA)
2014 – FLACC, Genk BE
2013 – Residency at Kloster Bentlage, Rheine, Germany
2012 – Pro Artibus, Tammisaari Finland
2011 – Northern Print Award
2011 – Towry Print Prize in the Summer Exhibition
2011 – The Danish Art Workshops, Copenhagen, Denmark
2009 – Baer Art Center, Hofsos IS
2008/09 – Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris France
2008 – Kala Art Institute, Berkeley USA
2007 – Musashino Art University Paris Award 2007 – Esquire Digital Photograph Awards 2006/07 – Won Judge’s Award
2006 – Artists in Residense, Rijksakademie van beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2006 – The Nomura Cultural Foundation Fellowship
2005 – Calyon Art Award
2005 – Clifford Chance Purchase Prize
2005 – Davis Langdon Award
2004/05 – Royal College of Art Fine Art Bursary 2001 – The 6th Gunma Biennale Award 1998-2002 – Musashino Art University Scholarship

Solo (S) and group exhibitions (selection), catalogues (C)


– Karin Sander: ZEIGEN. Eine Audiotour durch die Sammlung der GfZK Leipzig/ Galerie Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, Germany
– MEMORY OF THE PAST AND PRESENT. (S) Ying Gallery, Beijing, China
– THE FOOLS. YUKI-SIS, Tokyo, Japan
– Core of Printmaking 1. Bumpodo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


– 2nd Japanese Printmakers Exhibition 2016/ Shanghai Peninsula Art Museum, Shanghai, China
– The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition/ Mall Galeries, London, Great Britain
– 20 Coastal Stations/ Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Forde, Norway
– Fragile Story – Travelling Exhibition of 10 Mokuhanga Artists/ Victorian College of Art, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Austrailia
– Colours/Numbers. Gallery YUKI-SIS, Tokyo, Japan
– Surface Cutting – A series of Exhibition from Art Sales at the Royal Academy/ Royal Academy of Arts, London, Great Britain
– International Exhibition of Contemporary Print UOG 2016/ ISLA Center for the Arts, Guam, USA
– Carving the Floating World/ MICHEKO GALERIE, Munich, Germany
– ESTAMPES+ Estampes Contemporain selon Akane KIRIMURA/ Galerie Grand E?terna, Pairs, France


– The Arctic Circle. CfSHE Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
– ALL IS VANITY. (S) Artify Gallery, Hong Kong, China
– NETWERK. Centre for Contemporary Art, Aalst, Belgium
– Light itself. (S) Galerie der Stadt Backnang, Backnang, Germany
– Tristes Tropiques. (S) Gallery YUKI-SIS, Tokyo, Japan


– Suspended Temporality, Gallery at C – mine cultuurcentrum, Genk Belgium
– A Throw of the Dice Never Abolish Chance. (S) POLARIS The Art Stage, Kanagawa, Japan
– To Start a Conversation Contemporary British Printmaking, SMITH, ROW, Cornhill, UK
– Grey Scales. (S) ASPN Gallery, Leipzig, Germany
– Summer Exhibition 2014, Royal Academy of Arts, Main Galleries, Burlington House, UK


– Listen, Nature Is Full Of Songs And Truth. (S) SAXONY retail stores, Melbourne and Sydney, Australia
– Perfect Sunday. (S) Kloster Bentlage, Rheine, Germany
– Breeze / MOKSPACE. London, Great Britain
– Negative Capability. (S) ASPN Galerie, Leipzig, Germany
– Flux: The Contemporary Woodcut by Katsutoshi Yuasa. (S) Artify Gallery, Hong Kong


– UTSUSU. Aichi Arts Center Gallery, Aichi, Japan
– Awagami Printing Art Exhibition. Bumpodo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
– East Wing X. The Courtauld Institute of Art, London Great Britain
– The landscape behind words. (S) Gallery YUKI-SIS, Tokyo Japan
– Opening exhibition. Gallery YUKI-SIS, Tokyo Japan


– Multiplied, Contemporary Editions Fair. Christie´s South Kensington, London, England
– The International Print Biennale 2011. Laing Art Gallery, Hatton Gallery and Northern Print, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
– Mythologies. (S) ASPN, Leipzig, Germany
– The imaginary. (S) Corn Exchange Gallery, Edinburgh, Scottland


– Back to the future/ Hollander York Gallery, Toronto, Canada
– Summer Exhibition 2010/ Royal Academy of Arts, London, England
– Printmarking: A Contemporary Perspective/ Black Dog Space, London, England
– Prints Around the Pacific Rim – Carleton College Art Gallery, Northfield, USA


– Manderley. John Jones Project Space, London, England
– Open Atelier #8109 (S). Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
– Allotment. The Street Gallery, University College Hospital, London, England
– Evolution of Print: Artist of Kala. Oakland Museum at the Oakland International Airport, Oakland USA
– Open House. Baer Art Center, Hofsos, Iceland
– Summer Eexhibition 2009. Royal Academy of Arts, London, England
– Solo Projects at TAG Fine Arts. SCOPE Basel, Basel, Switzerland
– Natural Incidents (S). Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery, Edinburgh, England
– Beyond the Line. Gaain Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
– Woodcuts : Depth of monochrome (S). INAX Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
– Katsutoshi Yuasa. Mark Jason Gallery, London, England
– Echoes through nature (S). Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London, England
– Shots of Immanence (S). ASPN, Leipzig, Germany


– Christmas Group Show. TAG Fine Arts, London, England
– 10. Royal College of Art, London, England
– FARIAASJES/VARIATIONS/VARIATIES. Eewal 78, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
– Stop Press : 4 Artists. The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
– Residency Projects, Part 3. Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, USA
– 10/02-16/03 Schemer. Galerie 37 Spaarnestad, Haarlem, Netherlands
– Cobra museum of modern art, (S) Amstelveen, Netherlands
– Galerie 37 Spaarnestad, Haarlem, Netherlands


– The World Is Overflowing With Light. (S) CIBONE Gallery, Tokyo
– SUMMER EXHIBITION 2007. Royal Academy of Arts, London
– CREEKSIDE OPEN X2. Exhibition Selected by Victoria Miro. APT Gallery, London
– LAAG. Galerie 37 Spaarnestad, Haarlem, The Netherlands
– Esquire Digital Photograph Awards 06–07. Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo
– Sea Change. Mark Jason Gallery, London


– Floating World (S). ASPN, Leipzig
– Open Ateliers 2006. Rijksakademie van beeldende Kunsten. Amsterdam
– PREVIEW BERLIN The Emerging Art Fair, Berlin
– Contrasts. (S) Corn Exchange Gallery, Edinburgh, Scottland
– RCA SECRET. Royal College of Art, London
– Natural Wonders. Mark Jason Gallery, London


– Impure Reflections.(S) Perlberg Contemporary Art, New York
– hotspots. Sammlung Essl, Vienna, Austria
– Davis Langdon Award 2005.Davis Langdon, London
– Postgraduate Printmaking in London 2005. Clifford Chance LLP, London
– The Show 2005. Royal College of Art, London
– Originals 05. Mall Gallery, London
– Show by 4 Japanese students. Hockney Gallery at Royal College of Art, London
– 2nd year itch. Cafe gallery, London


– The Beginning of a Story.(S) Galley ES, Fukuoka, Japan
– RCA Secret. Royal College of Art , London
– Interim Show. Royal College of Art, London
– RCA Secret. Royal College of Art – Interim Show. Royal College of Art
– Toyota Exhibition 04. Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
– WE ARE all a bit Different. The Chambers Gallery, London


– Infinite Space in Yanaka ‘s House.(S )Yanaka’s House, Tokyo
– Graduation works exhibition. Musashino Art University, Tokyo
– Last Paradise. (S) Musashino Art University, Tokyo


– The 26th Annual Exhibition of The Association of Japanese Art College. Machida City Museum of Printing, Tokyo
– Kajitsu (Past Summer) Gallery Pirka, Tokyo
– The Gunma Biennale for young artists. The museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan


– Flat Time. (S) Musashino Art University, Tokyo
– 2000 exhibition. Musashino Art University, Tokyo
– Invisible Exhibition 2000. Parthenon Tama and Tama Central Park, Tokyo
– katsutoshi yuasa exhibition 2000. (S) Musashino Art University, Tokyo


– Quadruplets exhibition 1999. Musashino Art University, Tokyo


– Quadruplets exhibition 1998. Musashino Art University, Tokyo

Public collections

– Museum der bildenden Künste (MdbK) Leipzig, Germany
– Bouwfonds, Netherlands
– Calyon corporate and investment bank, Great Britain
– Clifford Chance LLP, Great Britain
– Defi co., ltd., Japan
– Musashino Art University, Japan
– Royal College of Art, Great Britain
– Private Collections across U.K., Europe, USA and Japan



– ROYAL ACADEMY ILLUSTRATED 2011, Royal Academy Publications
– The Imaginary, Corn Exchange Gallery and Navy Blue


– ROYAL ACADEMY ILLUSTRATED 2010, Royal Academy Publications
– PRINTMAKING: A CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVE by Paul Coldwell, black dog publishing


– Ham&High (Newspaper) “Contemplations of world around us” by Alison Oldham, GB


– SO-EN (Magazine) “Newcomer’s File 2009”, Japan


– Bijutsu-Techo (Magazine) “GAG Vol.29” by Hibiki Tsuge, Japan
– Esquire Japan (Magazine) “Esquire Digital Photograph Award
– art on paper (Magazine) “exhibition reviews” by Amanda Coulson, US


– Contrasts, Corn Exchange Gallery and Navy Blue
– Royal College of Art website (Internet) “The Woodcutter’s Art”, GB