Biography

Risaku Suzuki

1963 Born in Shingu City, Wakayama
1987 Graduate from Tokyo College of Photography Research Department
Professor, Department of Intermedia Art, Tokyo University of the Arts

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Mirror Portrait, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
2016 Beyond the Realm of Time, &co119, Paris, France
2016 Between the Sea and the Mountain, Taka Ishii Gallery Photography Paris, Paris, France
2016 Stream of consciousness, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
2016 Water Mirror, Kumanokodo Nakahechi Museum of Art, Wakayama
2016 Stream of consciousness, Tanabe City Museum of Art, Wakayama
2016 SAKURA, Kumano Shimbun Gallery, Shingu, Wakayama
2015 Water Mirror, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo
2015 Stream of consciousness, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
2015 Stream of consciousness, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa
2014 One day, in the wood, Odate, Kitaakita Arts Festival 2014, Akita
2013 Peninsula, KU REN BOH CHOHOUIN BUDDHIST TEMPLE GALLERY, Tokyo
2013 Cézanne à l’Atelier, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo
2011 The Words Burned, MORIOKASHOTEN, Tokyo
2011 Yuki – Sakura, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
2010 SAKURA, Kinpusenji Temple, Nara
2009 WHITE, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo
2009 CONTACT, d-labo, Tokyo
2007 kumano, yuki, sakura, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
2006 Sakura, Yoshii Gallery, N.Y. USA
2005 Between the Sea and the Mountain – KUMANO, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo
2004 Beyond the Realm of Time, Nishimura Memorial Hall, Wakayama
2003 SAKURA, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo
2002 Looking at the wind, Touching the mountain, Kura Kura Art Project, Ishikawa
2001 Looking at the wind, Touching the mountain, Photo Gallery International, Tokyo
2001 M.SUGAWARA, epSITE, Tokyo
2001 Risaku Suzuki, Yuki City Culture Center, Ibaraki
2000 PILES OF TIME, Minolta Photo Space, Shinjuku, Osaka, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Nagoya, Sendai
2000 SASKIA, P.G.I. Shibaura, Tokyo
1997 IZANAMI, P.G.I Shibaura, Tokyo
1997 15:10 Osorezan, Osaka Nikon Salon, Osaka
1996 15:10 Osorezan, Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo
1994 TORII, Polaroid Gallery, Tokyo
1993 Double Life, Photo Gallery International, Tokyo
1992 White Sands, Photo Gallery International, Tokyo
1991 SUN CITY, Hiranagacho-bashi Gallery, Tokyo
1990 TRUE FICTION, PARCO GALLERY, Kichijoji, Tokyo

Group Exhibitions

2017 Risaku SUZUKI/Naoki ISHIKAWA Photo Exhibition in Shiretoko “TOP END”, Shari-cho Community Center Yume Hall Shiretoko, Hokkaido
2017 25th Anniversary Exhibition MIMOCA’s Collection: Artworks of All Kinds!, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Marugame-shi, Kagawa
2016-2017 Seven Japanese Rooms-Fotograia contemporanea dal Giappone, Fondazione Crispezia, La Spezia, Italy
2016 Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, U.S.A
2016 Let it Snow, Richrad Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, U.S.A
2016 Revalue Nippon Project: Hidetoshi Nakata’s Favorite Japanese KOGEI, Panasonic Shiodome Museum, Tokyo
2016 Genius loci – The Higashikawa Awards –, Towada Art Center, Aomori
2015 23°N / 35°N- A Collaborative Exhibition by Faculty of Fine Arts / Graduate School of Fine Arts of Tokyo University of the Arts and Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Chinretsukan Gallery,The University Art Museum, Painting Building Art Space-Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
2015 The 15th Photo City Sagamihara, Sagamihara Civic Art Gallery, Kanagawa
2015 Regards Croisés Japon-Provence/Phot’ Aix 2015,Galerie Zola de la Cité du livre, Aix en Provence, France
2015 The Photograph: What You See & What You Don’t #2, Chinretsukan Gallery, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
2014 VENT NOUVEAU x 15 Photographers, Takeo Mihoncho Honten, Tokyo
2014 The Collection of Aomori Museum of Art, Tomakomai City Museum, Hokkaido
2014 Photo-Secession Kyoto “NIPPON”, Galerie Aube, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto
2014 Collection Exhibition 2014: The Spiritual World, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
2014 SAMUEL BECKETT – The door is imperceptibly ajar, enpaku, The Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University, Tokyo
2014 Rudolf Steiner Das Reich der Angeloi, WATARI-UM, Tokyo
2014 Printemps de Haute Corrèze, Meymac Art Center, Meyac, France
2013 The 50th Anniversary Exhibition of The Wakayama Prefecture Culture Award, The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama
2013 Collection Exhibition 2013: The Aesthetics of Photography Cosmos-Natural Phenomena in Photographs, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
2013 Finding divinity from a single tree or blade of grass, IWAMI ART MUSEUM, Shimane
2013 THERMODYNAMICS OF THE SUN, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Tochigi
2013 The Exhibition of Aomori Museum of Art, Art Gallery ARTIUM presented by Mitubishi-Jisho, Fukuoka
2012 Sumidagawa Shinmeisho Monogatari 2012, Riverside Gallery of Sumida Park, Tokyo
2012 Summer Show, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo
2012 The Angel of History: I Love Art 12 Photography, WATARI-UM, Tokyo
2012 Photo-Secession Nagoya “Photography plus Something”, Art Gallery C-Square, Chukyo University, Aichi
2011 The Collection of Aomori Museum of Art, Parco Museum, Tokyo
2011 Yokohama Preview / BankARTLifeⅢ Shin Minatomura, Shinko Pier, Kanagawa
2010-11 Photo-Secession Tokyo, NADiff Gallery, Tokyo
2010 Summer Loves, Huis Marseille Museum for Photography, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2010 School Road vol.1, HAPPA, Tokyo / IMS, Fukuoka / Satellite, Okayama
2009 LOVE LOVE SHOW The new conceptions of contemporary art exhibition. Projected by Aomori Museum of Art & Towada Art Center, Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori
2008 LULULU Landscape: How I see the world around me, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka
2008 Heavy Light, Recent Photography and Video from Japan, International Center of Photography, New York
2008 Remembrance of Places Past,Japanese Architectural Photography from the 19th to the 21th century, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Tokyo
2007 GEIDAI CHAKAI, Chinretsukan Gallery, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
2007 The Photograph: What You See & What You Don’t, Chinretsukan Gallery, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
2007 Gazing at the Contemporary World: Japanese Photography from the 1970s to the Present, Polish Artistic Photographer’s Association, Warsaw, Poland; worldwide traveling exhibition
2006 Art and Object: Affinity of the Jomon and Contemporary, Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori
2006 NODA Hiroji + SUZUKI Risaku, The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, Wakayama
2005 ARTISTS’ GARDENS – BOTANICAL RECOLLECTIONS, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Tokyo
2005 Come Ciliegi in Fiore, Museo del Risorgimento Complesso del Vittoriano, Roma, Italy
2005 36 Photographers of the Kimura Ihei Award 1975-2005, KAWASAKI CITY MUSEUM, Kanagawa
2004 Yokohama Shashin-kan, BankART1929, Kanagawa
2004 at W vol.1 NAGASAKA Yoshimitsu SUZUKI Risaku / KOYA, KUMANO-Sacred Places, The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, Wakayama
2003 KEEP IN TOUCH: Positions in Japanese Photography, Camera Austria, Kunsthaus, Graz, Austria
2003 The History of Japanese Photography, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA / The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA
2002 Serendipity: Multimedia Artist from Japan and Korea, The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne, Germany
2002 Photography Today 2- 〔sáit〕 site / sight, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
2002 On Landscape; Contemporary Japanese Photography, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
2001 SAP ART-ING TOKYO 2001 Space, Time, and Body Lived, The former Ushigome-Haramachi Elementary School of Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo
2001 DOCOMOMO 20 IN KANSAI, Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, Hyogo
2000 Suzuki Risaku and Masaki Kawada, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
2000 The 1st Korea Japan Photo-Biennale, Silk Gallery, Embassy of Japan in Korea, Seoul, Korea
2000 matrix of photography, Gallery for Arts of KAWASAKI CITY MUSEUM, Kanagawa
2000 Serendipity: Photography, video, experimental film and multimedia installation from Asia, The Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo
1998 Gesture of Photography, SOKO Gallery, Tokyo
1998 ART SPHERE HAIZUKA 1998, HAIZUKA EARTH WORKS PROJECTS, Hiroshima
1998 The Future of Photography, epSITE, Tokyo
1990 High-Tech Plants Photo Exhibition, Hanshin Department Store Gallery
1990 Parco gallery presents 20 promising photographers VOL.2, PARCO GALLERY, Tokyo
1988 15 Contemporary Photographic Expressions 12th, Annex Gallery, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki
1987 Photography 87, Citizen’s Gallery, The Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo
1986 15 Contemporary Photographic Expressions 6th, Annex Gallery, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki
1986 Works by Graduate Students of the TOKYO COLLEGE OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Olympus Gallery, Tokyo

Awards

2000 The Kimura Ihei Award
2006 The Higashikawa Prize, The Domestic Photographer Prize
2006 The Wakayama Prefecture Culture Award
2008 The Photographic Society of Japan Award, Annual Award
2015 The 15th Photo City Sagamihara, Professional Division Grand Prize

Public Collection

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
Aomori Museum of Art
Kawasaki City Museum
Japan Foundation
Princeton University Art Museum, USA
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
International Center of Photography, USA
Fondazione Casa di Risparimo di Modena, Italy
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA