Best known for his vivid, pop art-esque poodle drawings, Susumu Kamijo works in the mediums of pastel, oil pastel, and pencil. His iconic poodle drawings are modelled after his own dog, and each features bold colour-blocked backgrounds, with foregrounded poodles composed of very fine, cross-hatched line techniques.
Born in Nagano, Japan in 1975, Susumu Kamijo moved to the United States when he was 16 years old. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Oregon, and his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington in 2002. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
Kamijo’s work has been the focus of solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Berlin, New York, Los Angeles, and Milan. He has also enjoyed group exhibitions around the world in cities including Brussels, London, Athens, Luxembourg, and Taiwan, to name a few.