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Toshio SHIBATA


Born in Tokyo. Studied oil paintings, went to Belgium acquiring a scholarship from the Education Ministry of Academy of Belgium. @He first got inspiration on photographs at the Royal Academy of Ghent, then after returning to Japan, started to shoot. After having his first solo show 'Europe in Winter' at Nikon salon, has been a very active photographer, had many shows mostly at ZEIT-FOTO salon. He was awarded the 17th. Ihee Kimura prize in 1989. @His photographs are often compared with New Topographic stream that is dominant the United States. They take approach to the scenery that human being have changed as to shoot objectively with a scientific way. But Shibata clearly focuses on the fact that man made objects are also effected by the power of nature. He does that in his own picturesque way. He has released many photograph collection books like 'DAM' 'LANDSCAPE'. Collections at International Museum on Photography: George Eastman House NY, Metropolitan Museum of Arts NY and more. Solo shows have been out at The Art Institute of Chicago 'Toshio Shibata' in 1993 and many more. A solo exhibition will be held at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in December, 2008.



1949@Born in Tokyo
1972@BFA Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music
1974@MFA Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music
1975@Studied at Royal Academy in Gent, Belgium

Lives in Kamakura, works in Tokyo





< Solo Exhibitions >

2008 Soh Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2008 Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan

2007 ZEIT-FOTO SALON, Tokyo, Japan
2007 Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA USA

2006 Laurence Miller Gallery, NY, NY USA
2006 Soh Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2005 Soh Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2005 Kamakura Gallery, kamakura, Japan

2004 il tempo, Tokyo, Japan
2004 Soh Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2004 Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA USA

2003 Laurence Miller Gallery, NY, NY USA

2002 il tempo, Tokyo, Japan
2002 Martha Tepper Fine Arts, Boston, MA USA

2001 Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA USA
2001 ZEIT-FOTO SALON,Tokyo, Japan

2000 il tempo, Tokyo, Japan
2000 Elaine L. Jacob Gallery and Community Arts Gallery at Wayne State
2000 University, Detroit, MI USA

1999 Columbia University, NY, NY USA
1999 Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA USA
1999 Laurence Miller Gallery, NY, NY USA
1999 Sprengel Museum Hanover, Germany
1999 Galleria Civica Modena, Modena, Italy
1999 Dryphoto, Prato, Italy

1998 Galerie FA Paviot, Paris, France (November 20-January 16, 1999)
1998 Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France (November 12-January 4,1999)
1998 Laurence Miller Gallery, NY, NY USA
1998 il tempo, Tokyo, Japan
1998 Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1997 Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL USA
1997 Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA USA

1996 Laurence Miller Gallery, NY, NY USA
1996 il tempo, Tokyo, Japan

1995 Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH USA
1995 Yokohama Portside Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
1995 Halsted Gallery, Birmingham, MI USA
1995 Gallery Ram, USA, Santa Monica, CA USA

1994 Landmark Tower Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
1994 Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA USA
1994 ZEIT-FOTO SALON, Tokyo, Japan

1993 The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL USA
1993 Plaza Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1993 Past Rays, Yokohama, Japan
1993 Laurence Miller Gallery, NY, NY USA
1993 Photo Interform & Interform Contemporary, Osaka, Japan

1992 il tempo, Tokyo, Japan
1992 Minolta Photo Space, Tokyo Osaka, Japan @

1991 Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki, Japan
1992 Photo Interform & Interform Atelier, Osaka, Japan

1989 Bancho Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1988 ZEIT-FOTO SALON, Tokyo, Japan

1986 ZEIT-FOTO SALON, Tokyo, Japan

1984 ZEIT-FOTO SALON, Tokyo, Japan

1982 ZEIT-FOTO SALON, Tokyo, Japan

1979 Nikon Salon, Tokyo, Japan




< Selected Group Exhibitions >

2009 "At / From Tamagawa 1964-2009", Fuchu art museum, Tokyo

2007 Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2007 Laurence Miller Gallery, NY, NY USA
2007 Museum Of Contemporary Art, Chicago
2007 The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan
2007 Yokohama Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

2006 Robert Wood Johnson Gallery, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, NY USA
2006 gles peintres de la vie moderneh Centre Pompidou, Paris France
2006 gPlaceh Edward Steichen gallery, The Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY USA
2006 gRecent Landscape Photography: The Intimate and the Sublimeh The Saint Louise
2006@Art Museum, Saint Louise MO USA
2006 gThe Altered Landscapeh The National Academies Washington, DC

2005 gModern Masters of Photographyh Tokyo
2005 gSurfaceh Laurence Miller Gallery, NY, NY USA
2005 gFestival Internazional di Romah Roma, Italy
2005 g10 years anniversary h Galerie Francoise Paviot Paris, France
2005 gThinking in Monochrome!h Soh Gallery, Tokyo

2004 gThe Altered Landscapeh Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, BC Canada
2004 gMeguro Art Annual 2004h Meguro Art Museum, Tokyo

2003 gConsuming Natureh Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL USA
2003 gCollecting Photographyh Ackland Art Museum, NC, USA
2003 gOasesh Laurence Miller Gallery, NY, NY USA
2003 gHistories of Photographyh Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, NY, NY USA
2003 gA Decade of Collectingh Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA, USA

2002 gLends Landscapeh Museum of fine Art, Boston, USA
2002 gFrom the Outside Inh The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA, USA

2001 gBetween light and shadowh Boise Art Museum, ID USA
2001 gShuffle, 6 approach to Polaroidh Polaroid Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2001 g14 Solo Shows, Meguro Art Annual 2000h Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

2000 gOpen Endsh 11 Exhibitions of Contemporary Art from 1960 to Now, Architecture
2000@Hot and Cold, Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY USA
2000 gRepresenting the Intangibleh Photographic Resource Center at Boston University,
2000@Boston USA
2000 gIdenticazione di un Paesaggio Venezia-Margherah Fotgrafia e Transformazioni nella
2000@citta' Contemporanea, VEGA Parco Scientifico Tecnologico, Marghera-Venezia, Italy
2000 gFluid Flowh James Graham & Sons, NY, NY USA

1999 The palazzo della triennale, Italy
1999 gRe-structureh Grinnell College Art Gallery, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts,
1999@Grinnell, Iowa USA
1999 gThe Emerging Imageh The Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA USA
1999 gMore than meets the eyeh Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
1999 gThrough the Lens: Time, Space and Matterh The Rye Arts Center, NY, NY USA

1997 gIndustry and Photographyh Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH USA
1997 gPeople and Landscapesh Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA USA
1997 gPhotography and beyond in Japanh The Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu, HA USA

1996 gFabulous Photos: Celebrating Our Finest Acquisitionsh Worcester Art Museum,
1996@Worcester, MA USA
1996 gContemporary Japanese Photographyh Jane Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
1996 gPhotography and beyond in Japanh Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC Canada /
1996@Los Angeles County Museum, LA, CA USA / Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
1996@USA / Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO USA
1996 gLiquid Crystal Futuresh Neue Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst e. v. Berlin, Germany /
1996@Mucsarnok Palace of Exhibitions, Budapest, Hungry / B.W.A. Gallery Wroclaw, Poland/
1996@Goteborg Kunsthalle, Sweden
1996 gTwo Media: Toshio Shibata & Toeko Tatsunoh Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1995 gTexture and Touch: Contemporary Japanese Photographyh The Art Gallery of New
1995 @South Wales, Sydney, Australia
1995 gPhotography and Beyond in Japanh Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
1995 gPhotography and the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo 1953-1995h The Museum of
1995@Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
1995 gLiquid Crystal Futuresh Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan / Copenhagen, Denmark

1994 gPhotography and Beyond in Japanh Hara Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
1994 gGlobal Environment: FotoFest's Fifth International Festival of Photographyh
1994@Houston Convention Center, Houston, TX USA
1994 gCityscapesh Martha Tepper Fine Arts, Boston, MA USA
1994 gInside Out: Japanese Contemporary PhotographyhThe Light Factory, Charlotte, NC USA
1994 gLiquid Crystal Futuresh The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

1993 gCrossing Territoriesh The Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM USA
1993 gVisionary Meditationh A.O.I.Gallery Santa Fe, NM USA
1993 gJapanese Contemporary Photographyh Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland

1992 gNew Photography 8h The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY USA
1992 gWasteland: Fotografie Biennale Rotterdam 3h Rotterdam, Netherlands
1992 gNew Acquisition, New Work, New Directionsh Los Angeles County Museum, Los
1992@Angeles, CA USA

1991 gArtists Who Loves the Natureh Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

1990 "The Past and The Present of Photographyh The National Museum of Modern Art,
1990@Tokyo / The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
1990 "Japanese Contemporary PhotographyhTokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography,
1990@Japan / Pavillon des Arts, Paris, France
1990 gNew Documents '90h The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Japan
1990 gThree Japanese Contemporaries: FotoFest '90h Houston Convention Center,
1990@Houston, TX USA

1989 "Aspect of Contemporary Photography",Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki, Japan
1989 "The Hitachi Collection of Japanese Contemporary PhotographyhCenter for Creative
198@Photography, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ USA

1987 gExhibition of Shashinh Yurakucho Asahi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1986 "Fotograpia Japanesa Contemporaneah Casa Elizalde, Barcelona, Spain
1986gThe Super Image: The Work with 20hx24 Polaroidh Seed Hall, Tokyo, Japan

1985 "Dumont Foto 5: Die Japanische Photographieh Museum fur Kunst und Gewrbe,
1985@Hamburg, Germany
1985 "Paris, New York, Tokyoh Tsukuba Museum of Photography '85, Tsukuba, Japan

1982 "Fotokina Photo Art 1h Cologne, Germany

1981 ZEIT-FOTO SALON, Tokyo, Japan

1979 Paul Pia Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

1972 "Exhibition by Japan Print Associationh Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1972gCosmos Factoryh Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1971 "Cosmos Factoryh Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan



< Awards >

2009      Japan Photographer Society of Japan, Lifetime Achievement Award
1992      Ihei Kimura Prize, Asahi Newspaper Publishing Co.
1976      Fellowship, Ministry of National Education and Dutch Culture
1975      Fellowship, Ministry of National Education and Dutch Culture



< Public Collection; Museum / Special Collections >

Art Museum at Vassar, Vassar College, NY, USA
Bibliotrhe que National, Paris, France
Boise Museum of Art, Boise, ID USA
Brookings Institute, Corporate Collection, USA
Center for Creative Photography: The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ USA
Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Boston, MA USA
Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France
International Museum of Photography; George Eastman House, Rochester, NY USA
Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki, Japan
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA USA
La Maison de la Photo Europeenne, Paris, France
La Salle Bank Collection, Chicago IL USA
Meguro Museum of art, Tokyo, Japan
Milwaukee Art Museum, WI USA
MuseLes Royaux des beaux-arts, Brussels, Belgium
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston MA USA
Museum FuNr Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
National Gallery of Canada, Toronto, ON Canada
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
Paul Getty Museum, CA USA
Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, MA USA
Princeton University Art Museum, NJ USA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA, USA
Saint Louis Art Museum, MO, USA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA USA
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL USA
The Bayly Museum; the University of Virginia, VA USA
The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, the University of Chicago, IL USA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY USA
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX USA
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY USA
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Chicago, IL USA
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
The Progressive Corporation, USA
The University of Iowa Art Museum, IA USA
Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, Tokyo
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
Victoria and Albert Museum, London England
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA USA
Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan



< Monographs >

Photographs / by Toshio Shibata: Asahi Shinbun Publishing, Tokyo, 1992
Terra: Photographs by Toshio Shibata, Essay by Yoshio Nakamura, Toshi Shuppan, Tokyo, 1994
Landscape: Nazraeli Press, Tucson, AZ 1996
View / Visions of Japan, Korinsha Press, Kyoto, Japan 1998
DAM: Nazraeli Press, Tucson, AZ 2004
Type55: Nazraeli Press, Tucson, AZ 2004