Born in 1949 in Tokyo, Toshio Shibata has been producing a body of photographs which both question and recreate the image as landscape. Travelling across the country of Japan to journeying through America, Shibata's imagery presents a the relationship between humans and their environments, highlighting both the descructive and creative powers of the human presence within nature.

Chronology

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 and works in Tokyo

Publications

1991 - "Photographs", Asahi Shinbun Publishing, Tokyo
1994 - "Terra: Photographs by Toshio Shibata", Toshi Shuppan, Tokyo
1996 - "Landscape" Nazraeli Press, U.S.A
1998 - "View / Visions of Japan", Korinsha Press, Japan
2004 - "DAM", Nazraeli Press, U.S.A
2004 - "Type55", Nazraeli Press, U.S.A
2008 - "Landscape2", Nazraeli Press, U.S.A
2009 - "A View", Akio Nagasawa Publishing, Japan
2009 - "For Grey" Akio Nagasawa Publishing, Japan
2010 - "Expressway", Nazraeli Press, U.S.A
2013 - "CONTACTS", Poursuite, France
2015 - "YODAKA", Zen Foto Gallery, Japan

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014 - "-Triangles- Toshio SHIBATA", Gallery ART UNLIMITED,Tokyo, Japan
2012 - "Wonders" Yoshiaki Inoeu Gallery, Osaka, Japan
"Water made" Gallery ART UNLIMITED, Tokyo, Japan
"Meaning of color" Gallery ART UNLIMITED, Tokyo, Japan
2011 - "Concrete Abstraction" BLD gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Flow" Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen, Amsterdam
2010 - Gallery ART UNLIMITED, Tokyo, Japan
Kamakura Gallery, Kamakura, Japan
Gallery 339, Pholadelphia, USA
a View for Gray, Naddif Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2009 - ZEIT-FOTO SALON, Tokyo, Japan
BLD Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2008 - Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
Yoshiaki Inoue Gallery
Soh Gallery
Gallery ART UNLIMITED
2007 - Zeit Foto Salon
Soh Gallery
Yoshiaki Inoue Gallery
2006 - Laurence Miller Gallery, NY, NY USA
Soh Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2005 - Soh Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Kamakura Gallery, kamakura, Japan
2004 - il tempo, Tokyo, Japan
Soh Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA USA
2003 - Laurence Miller Gallery, NY, NY USA
2002 - il tempo, Tokyo, Japan
Martha Tepper Fine Arts, Boston, MA USA
2001 - Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA USA
ZEIT-FOTO SALON,Tokyo, Japan
2000 - il tempo, Tokyo, Japan
Elaine L. Jacob Gallery and Community Arts Gallery at Wayne State,University, Detroit, MI USA
1999 - Columbia University, NY, NY USA
Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA USA
Laurence Miller Gallery, NY, NY USA
Sprengel Museum Hanover, Germany
Galleria Civica Modena, Modena, Italy
Dryphoto, Prato, Italy
1998 - Galerie FA Paviot, Paris, France (November 20-January 16, 1999)
Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France (November 12-January 4, 1999)
Laurence Miller Gallery, NY, NY USA
il tempo, Tokyo, Japan
Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1997 - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL USA
Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA USA
1996 - Laurence Miller Gallery, NY, NY USA
il tempo, Tokyo, Japan
1995 - Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH USA
Yokohama Portside Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
Halsted Gallery, Birmingham, MI USA
Gallery Ram, USA, Santa Monica, CA USA
1994 - Landmark Tower Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA USA
ZEIT-FOTO SALON, Tokyo, Japan
1993 - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL USA
Plaza Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Past Rays, Yokohama, Japan
Laurence Miller Gallery, NY, NY USA
Photo Interform & Interform Contemporary, Osaka, Japan
1992 - il tempo, Tokyo, Japan
Minolta Photo Space, Tokyo Osaka, Japan
1991 - Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki, Japan
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

2014 - "Night&Day2014", Gallery ART UNLIMITED,Tokyo, Japan
2013 - "Collection Unlimited -As you like it-", Gallery ART UNLIMITED,Tokyo, Japan
"Night & Day [partⅡ] New Landscape photographers in Japan", Gallery ART UNLIMITED,Tokyo, Japan
2006 - Robert Wood Johnson Gallery, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, NY USA
"les peintres de la vie moderne" Centre Pompidou, Paris France
"Place" Edward Steichen gallery, The Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY USA
"Recent Landscape Photography: The Intimate and the Sublime" The Saint Louise Art Museum, Saint Louise MO USA
"The Altered Landscape" The National Academies Washington, DC
2005 - "Modern Masters of Photography" Tokyo
"Surface" Laurence Miller Gallery, NY, NY USA
"Festival Internazional di Roma" Roma, Italy
"10 years anniversary " Galerie Francoise Paviot Paris, France
"Thinking in Monochrome!" Soh Gallery, Tokyo
2004 - "The Altered Landscape" Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, BC Canada
"Meguro Art Annual 2004" Meguro Art Museum, Tokyo
2003 - "Consuming Nature" Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL USA
"Collecting Photography" Ackland Art Museum, NC, USA
"Oases" Laurence Miller Gallery, NY, NY USA
"Histories of Photography" Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, NY, NY USA
"A Decade of Collecting" Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA, USA
2002 - "Lends Landscape" Museum of fine Art, Boston, USA
"From the Outside In" The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA,USA
2001 - "Between light and shadow" Boise Art Museum, ID USA
"Shuffle, 6 approach to Polaroid" Polaroid Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"14 Solo Shows, Meguro Art Annual 2000" Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo,Japan
2000 - "Open Ends" 11 Exhibitions of Contemporary Art from 1960 to Now,  Architecture Hot and Cold, Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY USA
"Representing the Intangible" Photographic Resource Center at Boston  University, Boston USA
"Identicazione di un Paesaggio Venezia-Marghera" Fotgrafia e Transformazioni nella citta' Contemporanea, VEGA Parco Scientifico Tecnologico, Marghera-Venezia, Italy
"Fluid Flow" James Graham & Sons, NY, NY USA
1999 - The palazzo della triennale, Italy
"Re-structure" Grinnell College Art Gallery, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Grinnell, Iowa USA
"The Emerging Image" The Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA USA
"More than meets the eye" Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
"Through the Lens: Time, Space and Matter" The Rye Arts Center, NY, NY USA
1997 - "Industry and Photography" Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH USA
"People and Landscapes" Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA USA
"Photography and beyond in Japan" The Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu, HA USA
1996 - "Fabulous Photos: Celebrating Our Finest Acquisitions" Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA USA
"Contemporary Japanese Photography" Jane Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
"Photography and beyond in Japan" Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC Canada / Los Angeles County Museum, LA, CA USA / Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC USA / Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO USA
"Liquid Crystal Futures" Neue Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst e. v. Berlin,Germany / Mucsarnok Palace of Exhibitions, Budapest, Hungry / B.W.A. Gallery Wroclaw, Poland / Goteborg Kunsthalle, Sweden
"Two Media: Toshio Shibata & Toeko Tatsuno" Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1995 - "Texture and Touch: Contemporary Japanese Photography" The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
"Photography and Beyond in Japan" Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City,Mexico
"Photography and the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo 1953-1995" The Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
"Liquid Crystal Futures" Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan / Copenhagen, Denmark
1994 - "Photography and Beyond in Japan" Hara Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
"Global Environment: FotoFest's Fifth International Festival of Photography"Houston Convention Center, Houston, TX USA
"Cityscapes" Martha Tepper Fine Arts, Boston, MA USA
"Inside Out: Japanese Contemporary Photography" The Light Factory,Charlotte, NC USA
"Liquid Crystal Futures" The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
1993 - "Crossing Territories" The Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM USA
"Visionary Meditation" A.O.I.Gallery Santa Fe, NM USA
"Japanese Contemporary Photography" Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland
1992 - "New Photography 8" The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY USA
"Wasteland: Fotografie Biennale Rotterdam 3" Rotterdam, Netherlands
"New Acquisition, New Work, New Directions" Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA USA
1991 - "Artists Who Loves the Nature" Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
1990 - The Past and The Present of Photography" The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo / The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
"Japanese Contemporary Photography" Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan / Pavillon des Arts, Paris, France
"New Documents '90" The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Japan
"Three Japanese Contemporaries: FotoFest '90" Houston Convention Center,Houston, TX USA
1989 - "Aspect of Contemporary Photography",Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki,Japan
"The Hitachi Collection of Japanese Contemporary Photography" Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ USA
1987 - "Exhibition of Shashin" Yurakucho Asahi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1986 - "Fotograpia Japanesa Contemporanea" Casa Elizalde, Barcelona, Spain
"The Super Image: The Work with 20"x24 Polaroid" Seed Hall, Tokyo, Japan
1985 - "Dumont Foto 5: Die Japanische Photographie" Museum fur Kunst und Gewrbe, Hamburg, Germany
"Paris, New York, Tokyo" Tsukuba Museum of Photography '85, Tsukuba,Japan
1982 - "Fotokina Photo Art 1" Cologne, Germany
1981 - ZEIT-FOTO SALON, Tokyo, Japan
1979 - Paul Pia Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
1972 - Exhibition by Japan Print Association" Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
"Cosmos Factory" Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1971 - "Cosmos Factory" Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Awards

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

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´es Royaux des beaux-arts, Brussels, Belgium
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston MA USA
Museum Fu¨r 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

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