The RHA & RHA School are delighted to announce Atsushi Kaga as the recipient of the Tony O’Malley Residency 2019 / 2020.
Atsushi Kaga received His B.A. from NCAD in 2005.  Kaga employs images that represent his own cultural background, namely Japanese comic. He combines it with art historical references and themes to create paintings, sculptures and animations. By illustrating little tales, he speaks of the mythologies of everyday life, revealing existential situations, human vulnerability and weakness. His work expresses a profound sense of alienation, solitude and humour.
Kaga has completed numerous residency programmes including ISCP, New York, Location One, New York, and IMMA. His work is in public and private collections including the Arts Council of Ireland and Pigozzi Collection. He is represented by Mother’s Tankstation Limited, Dublin, and Maho Kubota Gallery, Tokyo.


Image: Atsushi Kaga, Melancholia with Food, Acrylic on board, 53 x 42 cm, 2014. Image courtesy of the artist and Mother’s Tankstation Limited.


2018: Oscar Fouz Lopez

2017: Stephanie Deady

2016: Eithne Jordan RHA

2015: Paraic Leahy

2015: David Quinn

2014: Mollie Douthit

2014: Kevin Miller

2013: Ramon Kassam

2012: Gavin Murphy

2011: Magnhild Opdol