Kasumi uses contemporary and developing technology to alchemize physical materials, digital media, and live performances into works of art.

Her work is driven by her interest in conceptualizing the movements, expressions, and gestures from which we construct our current reality. The staggering range of her methods and media is evidenced not just by her awards – including the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship – but also by the works themselves: from prints and collages to films and video art installations at the Rocket Mortgage Field House; at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall; performances with Grandmaster Flash and DJ Spooky; public art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, DC Tower, Vienna, and Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires; VR 360, post-production, and gifs for The Eric Andre Show; and interactive art-making apps for iPhone and Android. Previously, Kasumi was a musician who performed twice at Carnegie Hall and who has recorded four LP albums, is a designer, and is a published author. While in Japan, her soundtrack performance of Oginsama was nominated for an Academy Award. Her written work includes two published books and over 50 newspaper and magazine articles published worldwide. Other awards include the Cleveland Arts Prize Mid-Career (2014), Creative Workforce Fellowship (2011), Knight Foundation Grantee (2016), MacDowell Fellowship (2014), and more.

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