Riko Yasumiya, is an artist, who producing visual works and artefacts that relate to human anatomy and how this informs and encourages greater awareness of how the body works with a range of media appropriate to teaching and presentational requirements, including textile, mixed media, 3D construction and installation. The materials used encourage tactile and kinetic responses from those engaging with them while presenting graphic information that relates directly to medical knowledge.
In history of medicine, understanding the human body is the primary study of rational, medical surgeons. Scientists have always worked with artists to share their theory of human anatomy visually for the purpose of teaching and developing the advances in understanding within medicine. In this historical context between medicine and art, ‘anatomy’ inspires her art concept ‘Art for Medical Education’ (producing visual works and artefacts for medical education with aesthetic). She considers the possibility of the arts as a vehicle for the progression of both medicine and science.
Riko Yasumiya is also a member of...
public engagement organisation
Artist and Scientists collaboration
Feb. Seika Week 2015, Bachelor DegreeShow, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Japan
Dec. Art Lab, Central Saint Martins
Mar. Appetite, Apiary Studio
Mar. Captive State, Dark Yellow Dot, Number 177
Apr. & Nov. London Laser Labs, Talk Event, Central Saint Martins / Logistics
Nov. Postgraduate Art Auction, Central Saint Martins
Dec. EmbryonicA, Central Saint Marins
Jan. CERN artist residency, Geneva, Switzerland
Jan. Come together, Tate Modern / Workshop
Mar. Becoming Hybrid, Central Saint Martins / Workshop & Presentation
Mar. Disjointed Anatomy, UCL Anatomy Society, UCL
May RIFT, Postgraduate Degree sh, Central Saint Martins
May RIFT, Symposium / Logistics & Photography
May Winning the Other Art Fair - Postgraduate Art Prize 2019
Jun. 3.14 Realities, Workshop, Studio Lab of Art & Science / Graphics
Jun. CSM week, CERN, Geneva Switzerland
Jul. The Other Art Fair
Sep. Graduate Art Prize Showcase, Green Rooms Hotel