Cotoh Tsumi

Japanese Artist

Well-known for creating the key visuals for Japanese music
unit “YOASOBI”.



Based on an awareness that there is no boundary between illustrations (especially digital works) and contemporary
artworks in the first place, Cotoh has succeeded in producing contemporary artworks with unique interpretation of
mass-consumed illustrations and their printing techniques. Cotoh’s works include silkscreen, giclee prints, ukiyo-e
woodblock prints, and hand paintings, all of which are unique (except for ukiyo-e woodblock prints). By deliberately
limiting artwork creation to using techniques based on mass consumption, Cotoh seeks to bring a breath of fresh
air to the Japanese context in which these artworks have been generally evaluated as commercial products.
With no particularity in style in terms of design or method of output, Cotoh’s work is constantly being updated. A
contemporary artist who continues to challenge an approach that is distinctly different from the artists who depict
urban female characters of today.

Solo Exhibitions
Enlightenment for easy printing (MEDEL GALLERY SHU / Tokyo)
Cotoh Tsumi Art Exhibition (AI PLAZA 1F Gallery / Shanghai)
Sneaker GIRL (atmos propeller street / Tokyo)
q (Anicoremix Gallery / Tokyo)
COLOR GIRL vol.2 – mediocrity complex (Fukuoka PARCO / Fukuoka)
GIRLS FACE (hotel koe tokyo / Tokyo)


Pop and Flutter (rough cafe / Saga)
COLOR GIRL (Nagoya PARCO / Nagoya)
Color-washed (Galerie LE MONDE / Tokyo)
Camera only (Orlaya Camera / Tokyo)