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Megumi Ohguri  大栗 恵

Statement

 

I was born in Kyoto City, Japan.

 

When I was enrolled in the Department of Architecture, Kyoto Seika University, I became aware of photography and got interested in expressing a sense of space through photographs. So I decide to go to the Japan Institute of Photography and Film to learn photography, and became a freelance photographer after graduation. While working as a full-time teacher at the institute above, I kept on creating works. I also taught photography at Osaka Electro-Communication University. I am a member of Spiegel Photographer’s Association in Japan.

 

In 2007, I went to Paris under the auspices of Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists. I stayed at Cité international des Arts which is the largest Artist in Residence in Paris. While in France, I received Gold Medal Award at Salon internationale du Monde de la culture et des arts M.C.A., Cannes, France.

 

After coming home, I participated in the following exhibitions and others: “I AM GIULIETTA. THE DRIVE ART Exhibition” ALFA ROMEO Project, Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan; “Paysage d’une fenêtre” Exhibition of Photofolies, Galerie O’zart, Tours, France; “17th DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow Exhibition” The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan; “Basically. Forever.” Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan, etc.

 

My atelier being based in Tokyo, I keep on trying to express the sense of traditional Japanese atmosphere in the constructive framework which I learned in Paris.

 

I am a member of SPIEGEL Photographer’s Association Japan.

Biography

 

1994:  Graduated Department of Architecture, Kyoto Seika University.

1996:  Graduated The Japan Institute of Photography and Film.

1996 ~ 1998:  Instructor at The Japan Institute of Photography and Film.

1998 ~ 2007:  Director & Photographer, Silk Hat Studios (commercial photography), Osaka, Japan.

2006 ~ 2007:  Part-time Instructor at Osaka Electro-Communication University

2007/11 ~ 2008/10:  Lived and studied in Paris under the auspices of Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists.

2008/11 ~ 2010/9:  Continued to reside and study in Paris, France.

2009/4 ~ 2010/5:  Was selected by Cite Internationale des Arts for a residency program, Paris, France.

2010/9:  I returned to Japan where I now reside and continue my studies.

 

1996 ~ 2011:  I participated in numerous group shows and private exhibitions in Japan, the USA, China, France and Switzerland. My works have been awarded multiple prizes.

Awards

2010  Gold Medal Award, Salon internationale du Monde de la culture et des arts M.C.A., Cannes, France

2010  Bronze Medal Award, Grand Concours International 2010, Fédération Nationale de la Culture Français, France

2006  Award of Excellence, The 31st competition of Japan Professional Photographers Society (JPS)

2002  Encouraging Award, The 27th competition of JPS

          Spiegel Award, The Spiegel Photographers Association

2000  Special Award, Nation Message Art Exhibition

1999  Accepted, The 28th competition of Japan Advertising Photographers’ Association (APA), Tokyo, Japan

1998  Award of Excellence, The 27th competition of APA, Kansai Chapter, Osaka, Japan

1997  Accepted, The 26th competition of APA, Tokyo, Japan

1996  Accepted, The 8th Hitotsubo Show, Tokyo, Japan

Solo Exhibitions

 

2012  “Fragments d’une pensée” The Kyoto Miyagawa Kaburenjo Theater, Kyoto,

2010  “Existence in the Air” Le PLAC' ART PHOTO, Paris, France

2007  “Different Dimension – Melody of Recollection” Gallery A, Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan

2004  “Ohguri Megumi’s Photo Exhibition” Gallery Hale Hale, Osaka, Japan

2003  “Kokuh Nikki – A Make Believe Diary” Gallery Espoir, Osaka, Japan

1998  “Different Dimension vol. II” Monthly Tokyo Photo Project Exhibition, Gallery ARTGRAPH, Tokyo, Japan

1998  “Different Dimension vol. III – Next to the thing” Konika Photo Gallery, Osaka, Japan; Gallery Nishiri, Kyoto, Japan

1997  “Different Dimension vol. II – Sharing and Coexisting” Gallery Doi, Osaka, Japan

1996  “Kokuh Nikki ’96 – A Make Believe Diary” Gallery Zero, Osaka, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions & Art Fairs

 

2018  “my Room 2018” Exhibition by four artists, Gallery Ginza itchome, Tokyo, Japan

2016  “my Room 2016” Exhibition by seven artists, Gallery Ginza itchome, Tokyo, Japan

2015  “Affordable Art Fair 2015 ” F1 Pit Building, Singapore

    “Bi to Waza no Sakka” Exhibition by four artists, Maruzen Marunouchi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

          “The TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2016” Kyoto University of Art & Design Tokyo campus, Tokyo, Japan

2014  “Basically. Forever.” Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan

    “BRA-BA 2014” Kawasaki City Museum, Kanagawa, Japan

2013  “17th DOMANI : The Art of Tomorrow Exhibition” The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan

          “I AM GIULIETTA. THE DRIVE ART Exhibition” ALFA ROMEO Project, Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan

2012  “Paysage d’une fenêtre” Exhibition of Photofolies by two artists, Galerie O’zart, Tours, France

          “Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair Hong Kong 2012” Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, China

2011  “Emerging Directors’ Art Fair ULTRA004” Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan

2010  “J-ARTS Exhibition” Galerie delafontaine, Carouge, Switzerland; Japanese culture month / ZABBENI Fine Art Advisor,             Vevey, Switzerland

       “Lille Art Fair 2010” Lille Grand Palais, Lille, France

2009  “Paysage d’une fenêtre” Exhibition by three artists, Gallery Impressions, Paris, France

2008  “Visions Japonisantes” Programme for the 150th anniversary of France-Japan relations, Gallery Impressions, Paris, France

          “Autour de l'édition photographique japonaise” Paris Photo Month off-circuit project exhibition, Gallery Art Présent, 

           Paris, France

          “J-ARTS Exhibition” Programme for the 150th anniversary of France-Japan relations, Espace IPSE, Tours, France

2007  “Art Shanghai 2007” Shanghai Mart, Shanghai, China

          “100 Years of Evolution in Kansai Photographers” Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan

2006  “Art Shanghai 2006” Shanghai Mart, Shanghai, China

2001  “Fish without Bones, Winds without Sound, Stories without Darkness” Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts

   (K*MoPA), Yamanashi, Japan

1997  “Friends without a Border” Cambodian Medical Support Exhibition and Auction, New York, USA

1996  “The 21st JPS Exhibiton – Young Eye,” organized by the Japan Professional Photographers Society (JPS), Tokyo

            Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan; Aichi Prefectural Museum of

            Art, Nagoya, Japan

 

Collections

 

2001  Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (K*MoPA) for Young Portfolio, Yamanashi, Japan

2000  Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (K*MoPA) for Young Portfolio, Yamanashi, Japan

1999  Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (K*MoPA) for Young Portfolio, Yamanashi, Japan

1997  Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (K*MoPA) for Young Portfolio, Yamanashi, Japan

 

Publications

 

2015  Eight photographers Vol.1, BRIDGE BOOKS, Tokyo, Japan

2006  Time and Space Linked – Rensa-suru Kusan, Kowa 21, Co., Ltd., Osaka, Japan

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