Born in Chiba Prefecture in 1981, Sumiyoshi started her artist activity in 2005 after graduating from Bunsei University of Art and has been creating her artworks with her full dedication until now.
Although the medium and expression method has changed, she has been still presenting a consistent view of the forest landscape inhabited with animals with adorable faces, through her paintings, sculptures, and installations.
At the 2011 TEZUKAYAMA GALLERY solo exhibition, many viewers were fascinated by the installation that transformed the gallery space, focusing on sculptures of animals sleeping in a green hammock nest.
Behind the process of creating animals with soft and cute expressions, you can observe the stoic attitude of Sumiyoshi to her artworks. Due to her eagerness in studying the habits and physiques of animals from numerous materials and illustrated books, we believe that new creatures full of vitality will be born in her artworks.