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architect: Toshio Shibata

For a long time I took only black-and-white photographs. But about seven years ago, I realized that there were so very many landscapes that I could not photograph or that I did not do justice to. When shot in black-and-white, my photograph of those landscapes lacked a sense of reality, I ended up presenting what seemed to be alien fabricated worlds. Color, however refuses to budge from reality. In either color or black-and-white, though, my work addresses a consistent theme.

Toshio Shibata

Toshio Shibata was born in 1949 in Tokyo, Japan. Lives in Kamakura, works in Tokyo Selected Solo Show
2009 - Gallery Art Unlimited, Tokyo
2008 - Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo Yoshiaki Inoue Gallery, Osaka
2007 - Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica
Zeit Foto Salon, Tokyo
2006 - Laurence Miller Gallery, NY, NY
1999 - Sprengel Museum Hanover, Hanover
1999 - Dryphoto, Prato
1998 - Centre National
de la Photographie, Paris
1997 - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago
1995 - Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland
1993 - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Selected Group Exhibitions
2007 - “Eyes of an Island” Michael Hoppen Gallery, London
2006 - “The Altered Landscape”
The National Academies Washington, DC
2003 - “Consuming Nature” Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
2002 - “Lends Landscape” Museum of Fine Art, Boston
2000 - “Open Ends” Museum
of Modern Art, NY, NY
1999 - “More than meets the eye” Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
1995 - “Texture and Touch: Contemporary Japanese Photography” The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
1994 - “Liquid Crystal Futures”
The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
1992 - “New Photography 8”
The Museum of Modern Art,
New York, NY
1992 - “Wasteland: Fotografie Biennale Rotterdam 3” Rotterdam