Rinko Kawauchi

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Rinko Kawauchi Hon FRPS (川内 倫子, Kawauchi Rinko, born 1972) is a Japanese photographer.[1][2] Her work is characterized by a serene, poetic style, depicting the ordinary moments in life.[3][4]

Life and work[edit]

Kawauchi became interested in photography while studying at Seian College of Art and Design. She first worked in advertising for several years before embarking on a career as a fine art photographer. Her photographs are mostly in 6×6 format.[5]

She was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in 2012.

Publications[edit]

Exhibitions[edit]

Solo exhibitions[edit]

  • 1998: Utatane, Guardian Garden, Tokyo.[6]
  • 2000: Hitoiki, Light Works, Kanagawa.
  • 2001: Hibi, Aki-Ex Gallery, Tokyo.
  • 2001: Hanako, Little More Gallery, Tokyo.
  • 2001: Hanabi, Gray, Tokyo.
  • 2001: Utatane, Parco Gallery, Tokyo.
  • 2002: Utatane, Colette, Paris.
  • 2002: Hanabi, Little More Gallery, Tokyo.
  • 2003: Utatane, Vonrot gallery, Berlin.
  • 2003: Wacall, Spiral Garden, Tokyo.
  • 2003: Rinko Kawauchi, 4F Gallery, Los Angeles.
  • 2003: Blue, Rocket Gallery, Tokyo.
  • 2003: Hanabi, Little More Gallery, Tokyo.
  • 2003: Hanabi, White Cube, Kyoto.
  • 2004: Aila, Little More Gallery, Tokyo.
  • 2004: Utatane, Cohan and Leslie, New York.
  • 2004: Aila, California Museum of Photography, UC Riverside.
  • 2005: Cui Cui, Quatre, Florence.
  • 2005: Aila, Cohan and Leslie, New York.
  • 2005: Aila, Kanaz Forest of Creation, Fukui.
  • 2005: Aila + Cui Cui + The eyes, the ears, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris.
  • 2006: Rinko Kawauchi, The Photographers' Gallery, London.[7][8]
  • 2006: Aila + The eyes, the ears, Galeria Carla Sozzani, Milan.
  • 2006: Galerie Priska Pasquer, Cologne.
  • 2006: Aila + The eyes, the ears, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen.
  • 2007: Aila + The eyes, the ears, Hasselblad Centre, Göteborg.
  • 2007: Aila + The eyes, the ears, Fotografins Hus, Stockholm.
  • 2007: Semear, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo.[9]
  • 2007: Cohan and Leslie, New York.
  • 2008: Utatane, Galeria Pepe Cobo, Madrid.
  • 2008: Semear, Foil Gallery, Tokyo.
  • 2008: Cui Cui, The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka.
  • 2008: Rinko Kawauchi, presented by Antoine de Vilmorin, Paris.
  • 2009: A Pause, Gallery Trax, Yamanashi.
  • 2009: Condensation, Mountain Fold Gallery, New York.
  • 2010: Rinko Kawauchi: Transient Wonders, Everyday Bliss – Photography, Video and Slides, Argos Centre for Art and Media, Brussels.
  • 2010: Iridescence, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels.
  • 2010: Aila, Seian University of Art and Design, Shiga.
  • 2010: A Glimmer in Silence, Galeria Priska Pasquer, Cologne.
  • 2010: The Eyes, the Ears, Kunstverein Augsburg e.V., Augsburg.
  • 2010: Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton.[10]
  • 2011: Murmuration, Rose Gallery, Los Angels.
  • 2011: Illuminance, Gallery at Hermès, New York.
  • 2011: Illuminance, Foil Gallery, Tokyo.[11]
  • 2011: A Glimmer in Silence, FO.KU.S Kunst Stadtforum, Innsbruck, Germany.
  • 2012: Light and Shadow, Traumaris Photography Space, Tokyo.[12]
  • 2012: Illuminance, Ametsuchi, Seeing Shadow, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo.
  • 2012: Light and Shadow, Silencio, Paris.
  • 2013: Illuminance, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich.
  • 2013: Ametsuchi, Rose Gallery, Santa Monica.
  • 2013: Light and Shadow, msc Gallery, Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts, Kyoto.
  • 2013: Ametsuchi, Aperture Gallery, New York.[13]
  • 2013: Light and Shadow, Kagiya Building 4F Gallery, Hamamatsu.
  • 2014: Ametsuchi, Galerie Priska Pasquer, Cologne.[14]
  • 2014: New Pictures 9: Rinko Kawauchi, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis.[15]
  • 2014: Ametsuchi, Main Gallery, Lesley University College of Art and Design.[16] 
  • 2014: Light and Shadow, Colissimo, Hyogo.[17]
  • 2015: Illuminance, KunstHausWien, Vienna, 20 March – 5 July 2015.[18]

Group exhibitions[edit]

  • 2000: Hinata Kanata, Landmark Tower Gallery, Kanagawa.
  • 2002: Kimura Iehei Award Winners Exhibition Minolta, Photo Space Shinjuku, Tokyo.
  • 2003: Foil, Little More Gallery, Tokyo.
  • 2003: Hope, Laforet Museum, Tokyo.
  • 2003: Love Planet, The 41st Okayama City Arts Festival Program, Okayama.
  • 2004: Aila & Utatane, Rencontres d'Arles festival, Arles, France.[citation needed]
  • 2004: Lonely Planet, Art Tower Mito Contemporary Art Center, Mito.
  • 2006: Whisper not!, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam.
  • 2006: Collection of the Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Museum Contemporary Art, Tokyo.
  • 2006: PHotoEspaña 2006, Madrid.
  • 2006: A to Z by Yoshitomo Nara and Graf, Yoshii Brick House, Aomori.
  • 2007: Curator’s Choice ’07: Museum Dialogues, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo.
  • 2008: Parrworld, Haus der Kunst, Munich; Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, 2009; Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, 2009.
  • 2008: Blooming: Brazil-Japan Where You Are, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi.
  • 2009: Verdure! New Acquisitions and Related Works of the Collection, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi.
  • 2009: FotoGrafia Festival International, Roma Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome.
  • 2009: Photography Now China, Japan, Korea San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco.
  • 2009: Touch the World Borderless, Art Museum NO-MA, Shiga.
  • 2010: Kassel Fotobook Festival 2010, Documenta Halle, Kassel.
  • 2010: Summer Loves, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam.
  • 2010: Brighton Photo Biennial 2010, New Documents, curated by Martin Parr, Brighton, UK.
  • 2010: The 6th Lianzhou Photography Festival, Lianzhou, China.
  • 2011: Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art, curated by David Elliott, Japan Society, New York. With Kawauchi and Makoto Aida (会田誠), Manabu Ikeda (池田学), Tomoko Kashiki (樫木知子), Haruka Kojin (荒神明香), Kumi Machida (町田久美), Yoshitomo Nara (奈良美智), Kohei Nawa (名和晃平), Motohiko Odani (小谷元彦), Hiraki Sawa (さわひらき), Chiharu Shiota (塩田千春), Tomoko Shioyasu (塩保朋子), Hisashi Tenmyouya (天明屋尚), Yamaguchi Akira (山口晃), Miwa Yanagi (やなぎみわ) and Tomoko Yoneda (米田知子).
  • 2011: Colloquy and Soliloquy, Mountain Fold Gallery, New York.
  • 2011: Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, Montréal, Canada.
  • 2011: Fotofestival Mannheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany.
  • 2011: FotoGrafia - Festival Internazionale di Roma, Roma.
  • 2012: Visible / Invisible, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan.
  • 2012: To Wander a Garden, The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, Japan.
  • 2012: Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012, The Photographers’ Gallery, London and C/o Berlin, Berlin.
  • 2012: Daegu Photo Biennale 2012, Daegu, Korea.
  • 2013: Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
  • 2013: The Aesthetics of Photography - Five Elements Collection Exhibition 2013, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo.
  • 2013: Exhibition of the 29th Higashikawa Award Winners, Higashikawa Bunka Gallery, Hokkaido.
  • 2014: Vivid Memories, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris.
  • 2014: Photography will be, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya.
  • 2014: Landskrona Fotofestival 2014, Landskrona, Sweden.
  • 2014: Rinko Kawauchi×NOMA t.d., Gallery Trax, Yamanashi; Traumaris, Tokyo; Rizm, Hyōgo Prefecture. NOMA t.d. is a Japanese clothing brand.
  • 2014: Paraty en Foco en festa, Paraty, Brazil.
  • 2014: Biwako Biennal, Shiga.
  • 2014: Inaugural Exhibition, Sherrick & Paul.
  • 2015: In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 5 April – 12 July 2015.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Celebrated Japanese photographers come to London". British Journal of Photography. 2009-05-12. Retrieved 2010-02-01. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Interview: RINKO KAWAUCHI - 川内倫子 - Photographer" (in Japanese). www.public-image.org. 2008-04-22. Retrieved 2010-02-01. 
  3. ^ Sooke, Alastair (2006-06-06). "Joyless, creepy - and sublime". The Daily Telegraph. Her intimate imagery is worlds apart from that of her co-exhibitors: a newborn with umbilical cord still attached; a green shoot sprouting from a bulb; and, most startling, a cracked egg containing a fluffy hatchling. You come away from her gentle show refreshed. 
  4. ^ O'Hagan, Sean (2006-05-07). "Sublime to meticulousJapan's young master finds magic in bugs, clouds and trees". The Guardian. Rinko Kawauchi's subject is the everyday sublime 
  5. ^ "10 questions to Rinko Kawauchi about photography". http://pingmag.jp. 2006-08-11. Retrieved 2011-05-12. 
  6. ^ http://www.lapispress.com/rinkokawauchi_detail.htm
  7. ^ London Town
  8. ^ "Rinko Kawauchi, 5 May - 9 July 2006, The Photographers' Gallery"
  9. ^ Rinko Kawauchi, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo 20 jul-23 set 2007 [1]
  10. ^ Strange & Familiar: Three Views of Brighton, Brighton Photo Biennial 2010, Oct 2nd - Nov 14th 2010 [2]
  11. ^ http://www.foiltokyo.com/gallery/eg/pasteg.html
  12. ^ http://traumaris.tumblr.com/
  13. ^ http://www.aperture.org/traveling-exhibitions/rinko-kawauchi-ametsuchi/
  14. ^ http://priskapasquer.com/rinko-kawauchi-ametsuchi-december-6-2013-march-8-2014/
  15. ^ http://www.art-report.com/de/institution/The_Minneapolis_Institute_of_Arts_(MIA)/924
  16. ^ http://www.lesley.edu/college-art-and-design/events/
  17. ^ http://colissimo.jp/rizmevent/5630.htm
  18. ^ https://www.kunsthauswien.com/en/exhibitions/current
  19. ^ http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/in-the-wake

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