BIOGRAPHY

Go Suga was born in Hiroshima, Japan, where he began drawing as a child along with his brothers. This early interest spawned a passion that would continue into adulthood. Suga migrated to Australia with his family when he was ten years old, settling on the Gold Coast where he obtained his formal qualification in Graphic Design.

Go Suga was born in Hiroshima, Japan, where he began drawing as a child along with his brothers. This early interest spawned a passion that would continue into adulthood. Suga migrated to Australia with his family when he was ten years old, settling on the Gold Coast where he obtained his formal qualification in Graphic Design.

His work emulates a blend of his two cultural influences, with mystical elements of traditional Eastern philosophy and the vibrancy of contemporary Australian lifestyle. In his work, Suga considers social and political paradigms that are punctuated with the cultural elements with which he is adept. However, beauty is always integral to his creative pursuit and this aesthetic is achieved through skilful deployment of opposing colour, shape and movement.  His clever use of technology to engage a savvy market makes Go Suga an innovative creative, with professional longevity in his grasp, which in turn gives his work great collectible promise.

Suga’s achievements are as vast as they are diverse, having illustrated a children’s book in 2019 with Author Tenielle Stoltenkamp, as well as illustrating welcome cards for Sea World Nara Resort. He partnered with Jacob’s Creek to design a limited-edition bottle for their Sparkling Pinot Not and featured on the cover of “No Cure” magazine in 2018.

His work emulates a blend of his two cultural influences, with mystical elements of traditional Eastern philosophy and the vibrancy of contemporary Australian lifestyle. In his work, Suga considers social and political paradigms that are punctuated with the cultural elements with which he is adept. However, beauty is always integral to his creative pursuit and this aesthetic is achieved through skilful deployment of opposing colour, shape and movement.  His clever use of technology to engage a savvy market, makes Go Suga an innovative creative, with professional longevity in his grasp, which in turn gives his work great collect promise.

 

Suga’s achievements are as vast as they are diverse, having illustrated a children’s book in 2019 with Author Tenielle Stoltenkamp, as well as illustrating welcome cards for Sea World Nara Resort. He partnered with Jacob’s Creek to design a limited-edition bottle for their Sparkling Pinot Not and featured on the cover of “No Cure” magazine in 2018.

EDUCATION

Diploma of Graphic Design, TAFE, Gold Coast
Certificate IV in Business, TAFE, Gold Coast

EXHIBITIONS

2020 Locals, Outre Gallery Fitzroy, Melbourne VIC
2019 Threesome International Group Show, 19 Karen Gallery, Mermaid Beach QLD, AUS
2019 Solo Exhibition at Outre Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2019 Under The Stars, 19 Karen, Gold Coast, QLD
2019 Surftastic 8, Outre Gallery, Melbourne VIC
2017 Morgan’s Art Show, Southport QLD
2017 BLA! Art Exhibition, Burleigh Heads
2017 Time Traveller, Solo Show, 19 Karen, Gold Coast QLD
2017 Kings Easter Arts Festival, Group Exhibition, Kings Christian College, Gold Coast QLD
2016 HAPPY Group Exhibition, 19 Karen, Gold Coast QLD
2016 Anala Art Advisory Opening Group Exhibition
2015 PAIN/TING, Group Exhibition, The Walls Gallery, Berlin GERMANY
2015 RED Expressionism Group Show, 19 Karen, Gold Coast QLD
2015 Colourful Mythology, Depo Multi Arts Performance Space, QLD
2015 Downlands College Art Exhibition, Toowoomba, QLD

ACHIEVEMENTS

2019 Mural Painting for Ambitious, Fukuoka, Japan
2019 Limited Edition Campaign Bottle Illustration for Jacob’s Creek
2019 Illustrates children’s book – ‘My Family Doesn’t Look Like Your Family’ – with Tenielle Stoltenkamp
2019 Illustrator – Welcome Cards for Sea World Resort, Gold Coast
2018 Finalist – Clayton Utz  Art Awards
2018 Finalist – The Small Wall Project – Outre Gallery
2018 Cover Artist – No Cure Magazine Issue 16
2018 Commissioned Mural – CoSpaces, Gold Coast
2018 Commissioned Work Series – Art Box Series, Gold Coast City Council
2018 Commissioned Mural – Water Walls Urban Art Project, Gold Coast City Council
2017 Featured Artist – Kings Easter Arts Festival, Kings Christian College, Gold Coast
2017 Artist In Residence – Burleigh Brewing, Gold Coast
2016 Finalist – Stanthorpe Art Festival
2016 Finalist – Morton Bay Art Award
2016 Finalist – Noosa Art Prize
2016 Selected Artist – Biocup Art Series, Sustainable Takeaway Coffee Cups featuring selected artists
2015 Winner – Site Fencing and Artwork Signage Competition, Gold Coast City Council
2015 Winner of Gold Coast Cultural Precinct Design Competition
2015 Finalist at Moreton Bay Art Awards

PRESS

2019 Gold Coast Bulletin –  ‘All About Diversity’ – Feb 5
2018 Interview with The Design Kids
2018 Interveiw with Inside Gold Coast
2018 Interview with Burleigh Brewing Company (Artist In Residence Program)
2017 Interview with No Cure Magazine – ‘Go Suga – Time Traveller’
2017 Interview with IllustrationWeb
2017 Interview with Blank Magazine – ‘The Time Traveller and the Genie’
2015 Interview with Blank Magazine – ‘Gold Coast Happy Days’ Installation in Cultural Precinct

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