Hiroshi Sugimoto

(Japanese, b. 1948)

avalon theatre, catalina island by hiroshi sugimoto

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Avalon Theatre, Catalina Island, 1993

colors of shadow c1023 by hiroshi sugimoto

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Colors of Shadow C1023, 2006

fidel castro by hiroshi sugimoto

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Fidel Castro, 1999

group of seven at lacock abbey, april 1844 by hiroshi sugimoto

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Group of Seven at Lacock Abbey, April 1844, 2009

lake superior, eagle river by hiroshi sugimoto

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Lake Superior, Eagle River, 2003

lightning fields 216 by hiroshi sugimoto

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Lightning Fields 216, 2009

Biography

Timeline

1948
Born in Tokyo, Japan
1970
Graduated from Saint Paul's University, Tokyo, Japan
1972
Graduated from Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, USA
1974
Moved to New York, USA
1979
Opened a gallery of East Asian and Japanese Art
Lives and works in New York, USA and Tokyo, Japan

Exhibitions

2013
Hermes Editeur: Couleurs de l'Ombre, Tyler Print Insittute, Singapore (solo)
2012
From naked to clothed, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (solo)
Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA
2011
Hiroshi Sugimoto: sound of silence, Michael Schultz Gallery Seoul, South Korea (solo)
Lightning Fields and Photogenic Drawing, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
Mathematics: A Beautiful Elsewhere, Fondation Cartier, Paris, France
Our Magic Hour: How Much of the World Can We Know?, Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan
2010
The Day After, The Pace Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Faraday Cage, 17th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Sexuality and Transcendence, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine
2009
History of History, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan (solo)
Nature of Light, Izu Photo Museum, Mishima, Japan (solo)
ARCHITECTURE, André Simoens Gallery, Knokke, Belgium (solo)
Lightning Fields, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, USA (solo)
Lightning Fields, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Permanent Installation of Light of Coffin at Benesse Park, Naoshima. Japan (solo)
2008
7Days / 7 Nights, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Hiroshi Sugimoto, Museum der Moderne Salzburg/ Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany/Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland (solo)
History of History, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan (solo)
Reality check: Truth and Illusion in Contemporary Photography, Metropolitan Museum, New York, USA
Untitled (Vicarious): Photographing the Constructed Object, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA
Photography on Photography: Refrections on the Medium since 1960, Metropolitan Museum, New York, USA
2007
KANNON, Museum Rietberg, Zurich, Switzerland
Modern Photographs from Collection XIV, Metropolitan Museum, New York, USA
Leakage of Light, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan ('06,'05',01,'98,'97,'96,'95) (solo)
Hiroshi Sugimoto, K20, Düsseldorf, Germany/Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco- de Young, San Francisco, USA/Villa Manin Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Udine, Italy (solo)
History of History, Asain Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, USA/ Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada (solo)
Colors of Shadow, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2006
Art Capturing, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Mathematical Forms, Galerie de l'Atelier Brancusi, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (solo)
Colors of Shadows, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France/Sonnabend Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Joe, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, USA/Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, USA (solo)
History of History, Smithsonian, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington D.C. (solo)
Hiroshi Sugimoto, Smithsonian, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C./The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, USA (solo)
Dark Matter, White Cube, London, England
Infinite Painting: Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, Villa Manin, Udine, Italy
2005
Sophie Calle + Hiroshi Sugimoto, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan
History of History, Japan Society Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Hiroshi Sugimoto: End of Time, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Conceptual Forms, Gagosian Gallery, London, England (solo)
2004
The Origins of Love, Yoshii Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Public Collections

FAIF Collection, Zurich, Switzerland

Literature

2001
Noh Such Thing as Time. Tokyo: Gallery Koyanagi, 2001
1998
Sugimoto: In Praise of Shadows. Kyoto: CCA Kitakyushu and Korinsha Press, 1998
Sonnabend Gallery, New York. Hiroshi Sugimoto: Dioramas, Theaters, Seascapes (catalogue)