JuJu Kusanagi is a Japanese interdisciplinary artist.Her expertise contributes to a wide variety of roles including performance artist, filmmaker, and illustrator. She is a certified Yoga Nidra therapist and Hatha yoga instructor who holds a B.F.A. in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts with independent studies in Intermedia Arts.
In 2014, she co-founded an art company, Kusanagi Sisters, with her sister Lisa. Her art, including work by Kusanagi Sisters, has won several international awards and has been presented across the United States, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Albania, Kenya, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, Chile, China, Taiwan R.O.C., Indonesia, and Australia; at venues including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, AMC Theatres, REDCAT, The Four Seasons Hotel, and JW Marriott Hotel Los Angeles L.A. Live.
While she was in Seattle, she was granted Artist Incubator residency, iET+I residency, Next Fest NW residency, and Cornish College-Through the HoloLens: BFA Expo16.
JuJu constantly explores dynamic potentiality of the live art and performance by creating site and durational specific works that are uniquely physically experiential based on realism and virtuosity. She dedicates herself to offering art as a way to shed light on empathetic action as a positive activism and the visceral nature of the human experience.