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 (Kyoto, Japan)
Nov. Kwi Naishiwa Hui , Kitano Gallery (Kyoto, Japan)
Dec. Art Lab, Central Saint Martins (London, UK)
Jan. Studio Reflex , Tate Modern / Workshop (London, UK)
Mar. Appetite, Apiary Studio (London, UK)
Mar. Captive State, Dark Yellow Dot, Number 177 (London, UK)
Apr. & Nov. London Laser Labs, Talk Event, Central Saint Martins / Logistics
Nov. Postgraduate Art Auction, Central Saint Martins (London, UK)
Dec. EmbryonicA, Central Saint Marins (London, UK)
Jan. CERN artist residency (Geneva, Switzerland)
Jan. Come together, Tate Modern / Workshop (London, UK)
Mar. Becoming Hybrid (workshop), Central Saint Martins (London, UK)
Mar. Disjointed Anatomy, UCL Anatomy Society, University College London (London, UK)
May RIFT, Postgraduate Degree sh, Central Saint Martins (London, UK)
May Winning the Other Art Fair - Postgraduate Art Prize 2019
Jun. 3.14 Realities(workshop), Central Saint Martins (London, UK)
Jun. CSM week, CERN(the European Organization for Nuclear Research) (Geneva, Switzerland)
Jul. The Other Art Fair, Central Saint Marins (London, UK)
Sep. Graduate Art Prize Showcase, Green Rooms Hotel (London, UK)
Nov. Picture of Health, Elephant West (London, UK)
Nov. A Picture of Health x Science Museum Lates, Science Museum (London, UK)
Feb. London LASER(talk event), Central Saint Martins (London, UK)
May. Growing space, LaLaLa batting centre (Nagoya, Japan)
Apr. SENSE in Modern Health/Care Enviroments: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Watershed (Bristol, UK)
Jul-Oct. Aichi 2022, LaLaLa batting centre (Nagoya, Japan)
Please contact me for any art exhibition opportunities in the world.
Currently located in Japan.