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Kunie SUGIURA

1942 Born in Nagoya, Japan
1967 BFA, The School of Art Institute of Chicago
2007 Received The Higashikawa Prize, Japan.


Lives and Works in N.Y



< Solo Exhibitions >

2008 "Time Emit", Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, N.J. (curated by Charles
2008  Steinback) Ephemera and Shadow: 1989−2006, Gallery M, Nagoya, Japan

2007 "Sex & Nature: Works from 1969 to 1971 and The Artist Papers", Leslie Tonkonow
2007  Artworks + Projects, New York
2007 "Color Works", Kamakura Gallery, Kamakura, Japan

2005 Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art, Boston

2004 "The Artist Papers bis", ZEIT-FOTO SALON Tokyo

2003 Leslie Tonkonow Artworks & Projects, New York

2002 Leslie Tonkonow Artworks & Projects, New York
2002  "The Artist Papers", ZEIT-FOTO SALON, Tokyo

2001 "membranes", ZEIT-FOTO SALON, Tokyo
2001 "Dark Matters / Light Affairs", Richard L. Nelson Gallery & Fine Arts Collection,
2001  University of California, Davis
2001 The Artist Papers, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
2001 University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor
2001 Kamakura Gallery, Kamakura, Japan

2000 Gallery Gan, Tokyo
2000 Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art, Boston
2000 Raffaella Cortese Gallery (Project Room), Milan
2000 Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
2000 Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

1999 Galeria Civica Modena, Modena (Italy)
1999 Leslie Tonkonow Artworks & Projects, New York

1998 Aichi Perfectural Museum of Art, Nagoya
1998 Judy Ann Goldman Gallery, Boston
1998 ZEIT-FOTO SALON, Tokyo

1997 Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo
1997 Leslie Tonkonow Artworks & Projects, New York

1996 ZEIT-FOTO SALON, Tokyo

1995 ZEIT-FOTO SALON, Tokyo
1995 Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo

1994 Muranushi Lederman Productions, New York
1994 Akira Ikeda Gallery, New York (project room)

1993 Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo
1993 il tempo, Tokyo
1993 ZEIT-FOTO SALON, Tokyo
1993 Kanagawa Science Park Gallery, Kawasaki
1993 Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

1991 Muranushi Lederman Productions, New York

1989 ZEIT-FOTO SALON, Tokyo
1989 White Room, White Colums, New York

1987 Art City, New York

1986 ZEIT-FOTO SALON, Tokyo
1986 Art City, New York

1979 ZEIT-FOTO SALON, Tokyo

1978 Ginza Kaiga Kan, Tokyo

1972 Warren Benedek Gallery, New York

1969 Portogallo Gallery, New York


< Selected Group Exhibitions >

2014 "IMPRINTS", LESLIE TONKONOW ARTWORKS + PROJECTS, New York

2009 "Pictures: Tracey Baran, Nikki S. Lee, Laurel Nakadate, & Kunie Sugiura", Leslie
2009  Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
2009  "Infinite Patience: James Drake, Kunie Sugiura, Stanley Whitney", Haunch of Venison,
2009  New York

2008 "Propagating Eden: Uses and Techniques of Nature Printing in Botany and Art"
2008  International Print Center, New York

2007 "Contemporary Outlook: Japan", Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2007 "Out of the Ordinary/Extraordinary: Japanese Contemporary Photography", University
2007  of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor
2007 "Making a Home: Japanese Contemporary Artists in New York", Japan Society Gallery,
2007  New York
2007 "The Photograph; What You See & What You Don’t", Museum at Tokyo University of
2007  Fine Art, Ueno, Tokyo, Japan
2007 "JAPAN Caught by Camera", Shanghai Art Museum

2006 "Light and Shadow", Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo

2005 "The Shadow ",Vestsjaellands Kunstmuseum, Denmark

2003 "Visions& Revisions",Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA "How Human, Life in the Post-Genome Era", ICP, New York

2002 "Shadow Play",Roger Smith Gallery, NYC
2002 "True Blue",Jane Jackson FA, Atlanta, GA
2002 "Retro Spectacle", Denver Art Museum
2002 "Photo Genesis",Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA
2002 "Works on Paper",Weatherspoon Art Gallery, UNC, Greensboro

2001 "Wet! ", Luise Ross Gallery, NY "This is not aPhoto",University Art Gallery, San Diego, CA

2000 "Animal Magnetism", Bucknell Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg,Pennsylvania
2000 "Gardens of Pleasure", John Micheal Lohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
2000 "Significant Other : The Hand of Man in Animal Imagery", Photographie Resouse Center,
2000  Boston

1999 "Internationale Fototage Herten", Herten (Germany)
1999 "Skin/deep:Xrays to MRI", Julie Saul Gallery, New York
1999 "Wild Flowers", Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
1999 "Pencils as nature", Leslie Tonkonow Artworks,Projects, New York
1999 "NICAF(Contemporary Art Fair of Japan)", Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo
1999 "Zeitgeno¨ssische Fotokunst aus Japan", Neu¨er Berliner Kunstverein (NBK), Berlin

1998 "Photography",The Maier Museum of Art, Lynchberg, VA
1998 "Elusive Traces", Fine Art Center Galleries, University of Rhode Island, Kingston,RI
1998 "Blooming", Karen McCready Fine Art, New York
1998 "Formication", Laurence Miller Gallery, New York
1998 "Flower Paper", Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City
1998 "New American Photography", Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden (Germany)

1997 "fossilization:imprinted light", the Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Urawa
1997 "New Photography 13", The Museum of Modern Art, New York

"Eyes of the Beholder,
1997  Photographs from the Avon Collection", International Center of
1997 "Photography, New York
1997 "With a Different Camera", The Aspen Art Museum, Colorado
1997 "Wall Works", Art in General, New York

1996 "Japanese Photography: Form in/out part 3 Contemporary scenery", Tokyo
1996  Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
1996 "The Nature of Light", Joyce Golden Gallery, New York
1996 "Pushing Image Paradigm", Portland Institute of Contemporary Art
1996 "Dissimilar and Unrelated Sculpture", Baron/Boisante, New York
1996 "The Box", Foutouhi Cramer Gallery, New York

1995 "In and Out of Character",The Roger Smith Gallery, New York
1995 "Blooms",Christine Rose Gallery, New York
1995 "Aspects of Contemporary Photography - another reality", Kawasaki City Museum,
1995  Kawasaki
1995 "Vulnerability",Dahn Gallery, New York
1995 "Transformations",Trans Hudson Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

1994 "Experimental Vision", Denver Art Museum, Denver
1994 "When the Body Becomes Art [The Organs and Body as Object]", Itabashi Art Museum,
1994  Tokyo
1994 "Negative Energy", Real Art Ways, Hartford
1994 "Camera Obscura/Obscura Camera", School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1994 "Visualization-in the end of 20th century", The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Urawa

1993 "3 Photographers", Zabriskie Gallery, New York
1993 "Photos",Baron / Boisante´ Gallery, New York

1992 "Culture Bites", Cummings Art Center, Conneticut College, New London, curated by
1992  Muranushi Lederman
1992 "Shapeshifters", Amy Lipton Gallery, New York
1992 "Rubber Soul", Ledis Flam, New York

1991 "July Fourth", Muranushi Lederman, New York
1991 "House of Value", 252 Lafayette, New York, curated by Robert Mahoney, Kathleen
1991  Cullen and Muranushi Lederman

1990 "Veils",Art in General, New York
1990 "Artists Who Love Nature: From Barbizon School to Contemporary Photography", The 1990  Green Museum (The International Garden and Greenery Exposition), Osaka
1990 "Photography", Zabriski Gallery, New York, cureted by Leslie Tonkanow
1990 "Perspectiven - Fotografinnen in Deutschland und Japan", Kawasaki City Museum

1989 "Selection 44", The Drawing Center, New York
1989 "Orientalism", White Museum (World Design Expo '89), Nagoya
1989 "Up Datez", White Columus, New York

1987 "Large as Life", Henry Street Settlement&Jamaica Arts Center, New York,
1987  curated by Kelly Jones
1987 "Paint- Photography", Beass Cutler Gallery, New York

1986 "Fathers",Asian Arts Institute, New York
1986 "Fotographi´a Japonesa Contempora´nea", Casa Elizalde, Baecelona and traveled
1986  through Spain

1985 "Invitational",Freidas/Ordover Gallery, New York
1985 "Paris- New York - Tokyo", Tsukuba Museum of Photography '85, Tsukuba City
1985 "Chill out New York", Kenkereba Gallery, New York

1983 "Hong Kong - Tokyo - New York", Kenkeleba Gallery, New York

1982 "Looking Back-Looking Forward", Aldrich Museum of Art
1982 "38 Japanese Photographers", Foto Art 1 (Foto Kina), Ko¨ln
1982 "Invitational", Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York

1981 "K.551", Two Persons Exhibition(with Kazuo Kamitaki)

1980 Race Gallery, Philadelphia

1979 O.K. Harris Gallery, New York

1978 "Personal Vision: Places/Spaces", Bronx Museum of Art, New York Willard Gallery,
1978  New York

1972 Warren Benedek Gallery, New York
1972 "Selections from the Collection",Aldrrich Museum of Art, Aldrich
1972 "Painting and Sculpture Today", Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis
1972 "Annual Exhibition of Painting", Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

1969 "Vision and Expression", George Eastman House, Rochester


< Awards / Grants >

1985 Robert Scull Foundation of Art, Fine Art Award
1991 New comb Department of Art, Photogram Workshop, Tulane University, New Orleans
1997 The Catalogue Project Grant, New York Foundation for the Artists
1998 Artist's Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Artists
1999 Peter S. Reed Grant, NY

< Publications >

2013 [New York Art New York Artist] BIJUTSU SHUPPAN-SHA


< Public Collections >

Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, N. Y.
Austin Museum of Art
Avon Products, Inc., New York
Best Products, Inc., Richmond, Va.
Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
The Capital Group, Los Angeles
Denver Art Museum
Fidelity Investments, Boston
The Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, Jacobson, New York
George Eastman House, Rochester, N. Y.
Goldman, Sachs, New York
Kitakyushu Museum of Art, Fukuoka, Japan
Merrill Lynch, New York
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Wa.
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Progressive Corporation, Mayfield Village, Ohio
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
The Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond, Va.
Tochigi Prefecture Museum of Art
Vivendi Universal, Paris
The Weatherspoon Art Museum
Weil, Gotshall & Manges, New York
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.