Asako Narahashi. Born in Tokyo in 1959. Graduated from the Faculty of Literature, Waseda University, Tokyo. Began her career as a photographer after participating in the Daido Moriyama’s workshop. Had her first solo exhibition, “Dawn in Spring” in 1989. In 1990, she opened a gallery, 03 FOTOS, as a space to present her own work, where she had a serial exhibition of b/w photographs, “NU-E” from 1992 to 1997. Published her first photobook, NU-E, in 1997. Published the photobook, Funiculi Funicula, in color, in 2003. After publishing her third photobook, half awake and half asleep in the water, (Nazraeli Press, Portland, 2007), she had solo exhibitions with this series of water images at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York, Galerie Priska Pasquer in Cologne, GunGallery in Stockhlom and Ilan Engel Gallery in Paris. In 2009, she had a solo exhibition, “Coming Closer and Getting Further Away: Asako Narahashi 2009/1989” at Tokyo Art Museum, Tokyo. The exhibition was later held at RoseGallery in Santa Monica and Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen in Amsterdam. In 2012 in fall, she had two exhibitions in Tokyo, “Seen When Too Far Away” at photographers’ gallery and “In the Plural” at Zeit Foto Salon. Her works are now on view in the exhibition, “A Sense of Place” at Pier 24 Photography in San Francisco.
Lives and works in Tokyo.
San Francisco Modern Museum of Art (San Francisco), J. Paul Getty Museum ( Los Angeles), Shanghai Art Museum (Shanghai / China ),
Hokkaido Higashikawa Town (Hokkaido / Japan), Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum (Okinawa / Japan) , Huis Marseille Museum for Photography(Amsterdam), Joy of Giving Something, BankART 1929