artist bio
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Born in Kochi, Japan in 1970. After graduating from the International Center of Photography’s full-time General Studies program in 2003, she remained in New York working as a B&W printer and retoucher while also exhibiting and publishing a series of photo-essay projects for the Kochi Shimbun newspaper. She returned to Japan in 2008 and currently lives in Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture. She presents her work in solo and group exhibitions and at slide shows both in Japan and overseas.





 International Center of Photography, New York, NY
 Soka University, BA in Economics, Tokyo, Japan



Major Exhibitions

  2016 Gallery Promo-Arte, "Art Photography Asia", group show, Tokyo, Japan
2015 Gallery Promo-Arte, "Art Photography Asia", group show, Tokyo, Japan
2014 Gallery Kasuga, "Art Photography Asia", group show, Shizuoka, Japan
2013 Yoshidamachi Gallery, "Art Photography Asia", group show, Kanagawa, Japan
  Gallery Promo-Arte, "Art Photography Asia", group show, Tokyo, Japan
2012 NOAM Gallery, "Cheer Up! Japan", 3-person show, Seoul, South Korea
  In Style Photography Center, "Living With Photography", group show, Tokyo, Japan企画展「living-with-photography」-写真とともに生きる/
  Izukogen Museum, "Monochrome Works", 4-person show, Shizuoka, Japan
  Sendai Mediatheque, "New Cosmos of Photography Sendai Exhibition 2012", group show, Miyagi, Japan
  Kalos Gallery, "The Ordinary Unseen -Tohoku-", solo show, Miyagi, Japan
  Photokina 2012, "Ikiru -Post Tsunami-", group show, Cologne, Germany
  Sendai City Museum, "Ikiru", group show, Miyagi, Japan
2011 Li-Po, "DYAPORAMA TOKYO no.3, 「on this earth」", group slide show, Tokyo, Japan
  2010 In Style Photography Center, "Hiroo Art Photo Market", Tokyo, Japan
  "The Ordinary Unseen", solo show, Kalos Gallery, Miyagi, Japan
2008 Newspace Center for Photography, "2007 Juried Exhibition Winners", 3-person show, Oregon, USA
2007 ・Silvermine Gallery, "Spectra '07 National Photography Triennial", Connecticut, USA
  ・Studio 6 Gallery, "Town & Country", Project Diversity Queens, juried exhibition, NY, USA
  ・Newspace Center for Photography, "Among Us And Curious", 3rd Annual National juried exhibition, Oregon, USA
  ・Perkins Center for The Arts, "Photography26", juried exhibition, New Jersey, USA
2006 ・Rowe Chiropractic Offices, "Things Past", solo show, NY, USA
2004 Krakow Photomonth, group slideshow, Krakow, Poland
  Lumiere Gallery, "New Work From New York", selected group show, Manila, Philippines
2003 ・International Center of Photography, "ICP Fulltime-Program Exhibition", group show, NY, USA
  ・New York Culture Center, "Triumph" group exhibition, NY, USA
"Tonari-no-NY", photo & essay series, TOSA Gallery, Kochi Newspaper, Japan
Newspace Center for Photography Fall 2008 catalogue, Oregon, USA
International Center of Photography 2007-2008 catalogue, NY, USA
"Cinema Kitchen", Bungei-sha, Japan
 Honorable Mention, Fine Art Category, Neutral Density Photography Awards 2014
 nominated, Fine Art Category, 6th Annual Black & White Spider Awards

 2nd Place - Merit of Excellence, Fine Art Category, 5th Annual Black & White Spider Awards

 Honorable Mention at PX3 2009 Competition, PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS, France
 3rd Place at Newspace Center for Photography, AMONG US AND CURIOUS, "The 3rd Annual National Juried Exhibition", Oregon
 Staff Picks at Positive Focus, "Show Us the Light", NY
 Awarded prize at the Tokyo Month of Photography competition, Japan
 Awarded prize at the 20th Kochi Women's Art Exhibition, Japan
 Awarded prize at the 17th New Cosmos of Photography competition, Japan
 Awarded prize at the 17th Kochi Women's Art Exhibition, Japan
 Awarded prize at the 25th Kochi Newspaper Photo Contest, Japan