Photo: Hisashi Shimizu
Born in Ibaraki Prefecture; lives and works in Tokyo.
Kinoshita (also known by her nom de plume, “Shuusui”) is a calligrapher, who also runs the “Beautiful Japanese Letters Project” in parallel with her creative practice. Her project is aimed at introducing the tradition of Japanese calligraphy and its allure. Through her calligraphy, she conveys the beauty of Japanese characters, language and literature, and the Japanese spirituality and aesthetics that they embody. Her work includes many impromptu writing performances, and title texts written for “The Birth of Chinese Civilization” (2010), the first exhibit to tour Japan’s top three national museums, the “Shosoin Exhibition” (2012), the film Ask This of Rikyu (2013) and so on. For KENPOKU ART 2016, she will write the exhibition’s title, “Sea, Mountains, Art!”, and exhibit her first-ever calligraphy-based installation piece in Daigo.