About

For all enquiries please email: usamah07@hotmail.com

Exhibitions-

March 2019: 'Street Figures' - 508 Kings Road gallery, Chelsea, London

July 2018: D+AD New Blood

July 2017: 'Complete Abstraction' - 508 Kings Road gallery, Chelsea, London

May 2017: 'Shift Happens' - Richmix, Bethnal Green, London

May 2017: 'Sprectrum' - 508 Kings Road gallery, Chelsea, London

March 2017: 'Creative 508' - 508 Kings Road gallery, Chelsea, London

December 2016: 'Exhibition 191' - Black and White building, London

March 2016: 'Ineffable' - Gallery West, University of Westminster, London

April 2015: 'The Untold' - Gallery West, University of Westminster, London

March 2015: 'Creative Debuts Showcase' - Black and White building, London

December 2014: 'The Body Politic' - Gallery West, University of Westminster, London

September 2013: 'Notts Property' - Switch gallery, Nottingham

Usamah Kise is a Visual Artist and Designer. In his work he aims to tell the stories of the lives of the people who live and pass through his life and focus on controversial issues happening in contemporary society, such as body image and cultural diversity.

Usamah has had the opportunity to work with a number artists, musicians and travel the world. Example of this are being part of the well-recognized documentary ‘Pride, Pole and Prejudice’ shown at the infamous Regent Street cinema which was nominated at 2015 Santé Fe film awards in New Mexico, working with political activist, artist and poet ‘Lowkey’ and working with students from Nottingham Trent University on a documentary about the history of Nottingham graffiti. Most recently he has been featured in ‘Collage: Make the Impossible Possible’ published by SendPoints.

He challenges you, the viewer to look from different vantage points and see something you’re not accustomed to seeing. Offering the viewer with an alternate perception of the given subject. His work is a voice for the voiceless. Allowing the opportunity for all to have a presence and to demonstrate that we are on.

Publications -

January 2019 - Interview with Luxury Chapters magazine http://luxurychapters.com/usamah-kise/

July 2018 - Feature in Collage: Make the Impossible Possible
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Collage-Make-Impossible-Possible-SendPoints/dp/9887849391/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1539003174&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=collage+making+the+impossible+possible

May 2017 - Feature in ‘Hangry’ blog  http://www.giadagiachino.com/hangry/2017/6/3/usama-kise-tied-together

May 2017 - 'Shift' Illustration and Visual Communication final degree show catalogue

May 2017: Feature on the Business of Fashion’s Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/p/BUKMNqNguXP/?taken-by=bof&hl=en

May 2017: Experience Nottinghamshire feature -http://news.experiencenottinghamshire.com/spray-paint-inspiration/

December 2016: Exposition blog feature -http://milenaolesinska.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/usamah-kise.html

April 2014: Gloucester Citizen newspaper feature -

2011 - Present: Coloured souls collective -
http://csouls.wixsite.com/colouredsouls

April 2011: History of Nottingham Graffiti Documentary

Awards - 

May 2016 - Distant Horizon travel award

March 2015 - Artist of the month at Creative Debuts -http://www.creativedebuts.co.uk/news/march-featured-artist-interview/