Kasumi, a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, is a genuine polymath recognized worldwide for her accomplishments as a filmmaker, visual artist, musician, writer and performer.
She creates immersive media art experiences that explore the formation of memory and our collective consciousness.
Through the synthesis of film, video, sound, animation, live performance, she has developed a unique language that resembles the stream of subconscious connections making up human perception.
Kasumi's work is in collections and has been screened worldwide: from Lincoln Center with The New York Philharmonic to performances with Grandmaster Flash and DJ Spooky. BREAKDOWN, the 2010 Vimeo Remix Award winner, premiered at Carnegie Hall with the American Composers Orchestra. She has created new works for the Cleveland Museum of Art, EMPAC (Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center), Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, Württembergischen Kunstverein, Stuttgart; and her work also was featured at Art Miami, unpainted Media Art Fair, Munich, Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow, Contemporary Museum Wroclaw, Itau Cultural Center, Sao Paulo, The Butler Institute of American Art, The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, San Diego Museum of Art, Chroma Festival de Arte Audiovisual, Mexico, and many others. A selection of her Perpetual Series was installed in the historic grand opening of DC (Donau City) Tower 1 in Vienna’s Donaucity, Austria, and her work completed a tour of the major museums and art institutions of Poland. Selections of her work are currently broadcast on France’s La Télédiversité #Numero23.
Her honors, awards, and grants include:
Cleveland Arts Prize Mid-Career, 2014
MacDowell Fellow, 2014
Guggenheim Fellowship 2011
Creative Workforce Fellowship 2011
Cleveland Magazine's Most Interesting Person 2011
Vimeo awards: Best Remix, 2010
Vimeo Awards Jury member 2012
Int’l Short Film Fest Salento FinibusTerrae, Milan, Italy, Best Short Film, Musica/Danza Award 2007
Sapporo International Short Film Festival , Best Experimental film, 2006
IFP/Midwest Flyover Zone Short Film Festival, Chicago (First Prize, Experimental Film) 2001
Best Moving Image, Cleveland State University Gallery Biennial 2003
Athens International Film Festival, First Prize, Experimental Film, 2001
Black Maria Film Festival, Director’s and Program Staff Citation Selection, 2004
Cleveland International Film Festival 2000, 2001, 2002 Honorable Mention, 2005
Montecatini Terme Short Film Festival: The Adriano Asti Prize for the Best Experimental Work: 2003
Seoul Net & Film Festival, Seoul, South Korea, Special Jury Award, 2003
Dover Film Festival – Best Experimental Film, 2001