Born in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

Works and resides in Tokyo, Japan

 

Artist Statement:

For me photography is neither a way to record, nor a method of explanation of either things or phenomena.

Photography is a form of experimentation to create a new world through the lens while consciously working with the ambiguity of visual sensation, as well as colours, composition, and fluctuations of perspective. 

Things that exist in daily life or that can be found anywhere, these are so humble and casual. Therefore they tend to be considered as meaningless.

My desire is to make precious and special images out of these subjects. Extracting their beauty through the functions of my camera. Then transferring it to a two-dimensional print. Also random factors count a lot.

Sometimes this unpredictable result brings my photographs to a dimension that is far beyond what I had imagined.

 

Educational 

1995  The Research Department of Tokyo College of Photography

 

Solo Exhibition

2016  'Monkey Puzzle', IBASHO, Antwerp, Belgium

2015  'Sensation', Gallery Mestalla, Tokyo, Japan

2011  'semiconscious note', Gallery Mestalla, Tokyo, Japan

    •    'fine line between', Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo, Japan

    •      'about blanc', Shinjuku Konica Plaza, Tokyo, Japan

 

Group Exhibition

2015   'Regards de femmes', Maison Folie, Mons, Belgium

2015   'No Art, No Life', Gallery Art Unlimited, Tokyo, Japan

2015   'Secret Garden', Gallery Art Unlimited, Tokyo, Japan

2013   'Night & Day', Gallery Art Unlimited, Tokyo, Japan

2013   'Reflection', Place M & M2 Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2012   The Photo Review / Best of Show: Juried by Peter Barberie (Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art), Gallery 1401, the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, USA

2010   Present Tense: 15th Annual Photographic Competition Exhibition, Photo center NW, Seattle, WA, USA

2009  The Photo Review/ Best of Show: Juried by Lesley Martin, Gallery 1401, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, USA

2008  26th Annual HCP Juried Membership Exhibition, Houston, TX, USA

2006  'casual meeting' curated by Toshio Shibata, Soh Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

 

Others

2012   Online exhibition of Semifinalists from 86th Annual International Competition: Photography, The Print Center, Philadelphia PA

 

Award

2016   Higashikawa New Photographer Award

2013   Philadelphia Museum of Art Purchase Award (86th Annual International Competition: Photography, The Print Center, Philadelphia)

 

Public Collection

Philadelphia Museum of Art / Philadelphia, PA USA

 

Publication

Incoming Light / #2 issue from le Pont Rouge / iki publishing, France / 2015

Monkey Puzzle / Nazraeli Press, USA / 2015