Studio 1Thousand

10-37 48th Avenue #3
Long Island City, NY US

Mobile: 917-915-3838


Profile Type: artist

  • Commemorative
  • Light Art
  • Public Works

Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn co-founded Studio 1Thousand in 2011 to bring life to spaces through artistic and innovative LED lighting sculpture/ composition. The elegant yet highly-technical compositions transform architectural indoor spaces with a quiet rigor, bringing wonder and delight to all. As Design Principal, he has been responsible for numerous high-profile original LED lighting projects including for the University of Chicago, Museum of The City of New York, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Perot Family Headquarters, and the Chase Center, home of the Golden State Warriors. Kenzan has been honored for design excellence through numerous awards, publications, and exhibitions. His work has been published in Architectural Lighting, CODA, Architect, and Interior Design magazines, and recognized for design excellence by the International Association of Lighting Designers, Architizer A+ Awards, CODA Awards, and SARA National Design Awards. Recently, Kenzan was honored with a solo exhibition at Owen James Gallery in NYC, commission for artist Matthew Barney, and exhibited at Portland Winter Light Festival. He regularly serves on panels and gives presentations, including for CODA and Northwest Society of Interior Designers. Prior to establishing Studio 1Thousand, Kenzan worked in film and video production, art and advertising fabrication, and broadcast design. Born in Seattle, Washington, Kenzan received a Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College and a Master of Arts in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute. He is an Affiliate Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers. Kenzan is an avid outdoorsman, and an Eagle Scout.

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