NAOKI ISHIKAWA

石川直樹

1977
Born in Tokyo, Japan
2002
Waseda University, Tokyo, B.F.A.
2005
Tokyo University of the Arts, M.F.A.
2008
Tokyo University of the Arts, Ph.D.

Lives and works in Tokyo

Solo Exhibitions

2003
“For circumpolar stars" epSITE -EPSON Imaging Gallery, Tokyo
2005
“THE VOID” Shinjuku Nikon Salon, Tokyo
2006
“THE VOID” Osaka Nikon Salon, Osaka
2007
“POLAR” KONICA MINOLTA Plaza, Tokyo
“NEW DIMENSION” Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo ; Osaka Nikon Salon, Osaka
“POLAR” SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
2008
“VERNACULAR” INAX Gallery, Tokyo
“POLAR/NEW DIMENSION: Ishikawa Naoki Photo Exhibition”
Kodak Photo Salon, Tokyo
“Mt.Fuji” Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo
“VERNACULAR” Place M, Tokyo
2009
“TRAVELOGUE 2000 – 2009” Fukuoka Camera Museum, Toyama
“Mt.Fuji” Osaka Nikon Salon, Osaka
“ARCHIPELAGO” Chukyo University Art Gallery C. Square, Nagoya
“CHRISTMAS ISLAND” Place M, Tokyo
“ARCHIPELAGO” CANON GALLERY S, Tokyo
2010
“ARCHIPELAGO” Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Okinawa
“ARCHIPELAGO” Niki Club, Tochigi ; Gallery Satsu, Tokyo
“CORONA” Place M, Tokyo
2011
“CORONA: Ken Domon Award-winning works Exhibition”
Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo ; Osaka Nikon Salon, Osaka ;
Ken Domon Museum of Photography, Yamagata
“8848” SCAI THE BATHHOUSE , Tokyo
“Halluci Mountain” EYE of GYRE, Tokyo
2012
“Remembrance 3.11” Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo ; Osaka Nikon Salon, Osaka
“the stranger” Tohoku University of Arts & Design, Yamagata
“Remembrance 3.11”, Yamagata Institute of The Arts, Yamagata
“Manaslu” SLANT, Kanazawa
“the stranger” Place M, Tokyo
2013
“Lhotse | Manaslu” EYE OF GYRE, Tokyo
“Lhotse” SLANT, Kanazawa
2014
“POLAR” Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery, Tokyo
“MAKALU” IMA Gallery, Tokyo
“AMA DABLAM/GLACIER” OVER THE BORDER, Tokyo
“Kunisaki Peninsula” Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo ; Osaka Nikon Salon, Osaka
“marebito” Ofunato City Museum, Iwate
2015
“New Map” Yokohama Civic Art Gallery Azamino, Kanagawa
“Across Borders:” Royal Alberta Museum, Canada
“Across Borders:” Hokkaido Museum, Hokkaido
“K2” CHANEL NEXUS HALL, Tokyo
“Encounter Nature” CANON OPEN GALLERY 1, Tokyo
2016
“Marebito”
CANON GALLERY GINZA, Tokyo ; CANON GALLERY UMEDA, Osaka ;
CANON GALLERY NAGOYA, Aichi ; CANON GALLERY FUKUOKA, Fukuoka ;
CANON GALLERY SAPPORO, Hokkaido ; CANON GALLERY SENDAI, Miyagi
“Across Borders:” Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery, Tokyo
“DENALI” MORIOKASHOTEN, Tokyo
“Naoki Ishikawa Capturing the Map of Light on This Planet” ART TOWER MITO, Ibaraki
2017
“Naoki Ishikawa Capturing the Map of Light on This Planet” Niigata City Art Museum, Niigata
“ITSUDEMO DOKODEMO UTSURUNDESU” FUJIFILM SQUARE, Tokyo
“POLAR” YUKIO TABUCHI MEMORIAL MUSEUM, Nagano
“Naoki Ishikawa Capturing the Map of Light on This Planet” Ichihara Lakeside Museum, Chiba

Selected Group Exhibitions

2004
"Visions on the move" graf media gm, Osaka
"On The Edge of Nowhere” kuspace wien, Vienna, Austria
"Photo-Documan STILL & MOVE" Mori-no-Hall Hashimoto, Kanagawa
2005
“Project the Projectors” former Sakamoto Elementary School, Tokyo
“SKY-HIGH: Kazuhiko Hachiya, Taro Shinoda, Naoki Ishikawa" KPO Kirin Plaza, Osaka
2006
“THE EXPOSED of the art vol.1: Photographs" Contemporary Art Space Osaka
“New Visions of Japanese Photography" Yachao Gallery, Shanghai
“epSITE retrospective 1998-2006" EPSON Imaging Gallery epSITE, Tokyo
2007
“Emerging Artists in Meguro : Seven Artists, Seven Aspects" Meguro Museum Of Art, Tokyo
“The Doctoral Program Final Exhibitions” Tokyo University of the Arts The University Art Museum, Tokyo
2008
“Matrix of Photography 2008 Towards a game of Photography: 11 Contemporary Artists playing with Photography" Kawasaki City Museum, Kanagawa
“Art and Ecology: Ecosophy in Practice 1" EYE of GYRE, Tokyo
“Whispered Prayers" 21_21 Design Sight, Tokyo
“The Exhibition of Photographic Society of Japan Award-winning Works“ FUJIFILM PHOTO SALON, Tokyo
“Five Photographers Show" Gallery ILLUM, Seoul, Korea
“NOW JUMP: Nam June Paik Festival" Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul, Korea
“MOT Collection: Survival Action: Focusing on New Aquistitions” Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
2009
“Artist File 2009: The NACT Annual Show of Contemporary Art” The National Art Center, Tokyo
“MOT Collection: Field of Dreams” Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
“Ecology and Art: From Nearby to Far Away” Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi, Gunma
“The 25th Higashikawa Prize” Higashikawa bunka gallery, Hokkaido
“Voyages” Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris, Paris
“Sakhalin” Hokkaido Museum of Literature, Hokkaido
“Contemporary Japanese Photography Vol.8: Voyage” Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
2010
“Crossing Chaos 1999-2009” Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo / Osaka Nikon Salon, Osaka
“VOCA: The Vision of Contemporary Art” The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
“Setouchi International Art Festival” Fukutake House (Former Megi Elementary School), Kagawa
“126 POLAROID” Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa
“2010 Sagamihara Grand Prize” Sagamihara citizen’s gallery, Kanagawa
“Tokyo Art Meeting: Transformation” Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo
2012
“Daido Moriyama x Naoki Ishikawa To Nirvana and Back" Shibuya Hikarie 8/CUBE 1,2,3, Tokyo
"Water and Land-Niigata Art festival 2012" the old Sasagawa residence, Niigata
"Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2012" Niigata
2013
“Kunisaki Art Project -Spring” Kunisaki, Oita
2014
“Kunisaki Art Festival 2014” Kunimi Furusato Tenjikan Old Arinaga House & ZECCO, Oita
“Ohdate Kita Akita Art Festival 2014” Akita
“Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam Special Exhibition anima on photo” Netherlands
2015
Naoki Ishikawa + Yoshitomo Nara two-persons Exhibition
“to the north, from here”
The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
“TRANSMIGRATION 2015” Alang-Alang House, Bali
“MOT Collection Postwar Art in Close-Up“ Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
“Water and Land Niigata Art Festival 2015” Niigata
“To the Heart of the Unknown Trail” Aomori
“Tokyo International Photography Festival 2015” ART FACTORY JONANJIMA, Tokyo
2016
“GENBI SHINKANSEN” Joetsu Shinkansen, Niigata
“Aomori EARTH 2016:Roots and Routes” Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori
“Form of Landscape in Photographs by Shinzo Maeda and Japnese
 Contemporary Photographers”
Ashikaga Museum of Art, Tochigi
“IKIMONO / NAOKI ISHIKAWA × KENSHICHI HESHIKI” Kenshichi Heshiki Gallery, Okinawa
2017
“Looking at the topography around the Shiraoi and Noboribetsu area,these places are named in the Ainu language” THE AINU MUSEUM, Hokkaido
“Risaku SUZUKI・Naoki ISHIKAWA PHOTO EXHIBITION in SHIRETOKO “TOP END”” Yume Hall Shiretoko, Hokkaido
“to the mountains” Setagaya Literature Museum, tokyo
“Sapporo International Art Festival 2017” Miyanomori International Museum of Art, Sapporo, Hokkaido
“OKU-NOTO TRIENNALE” Suzu, Ishikawa
“Kumamoto Admirable” Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto

Photographic Publications

  • POLE TO POLE, Chuokoron-shinsha, 2003
  • THE VOID, knee high media japan, 2005
  • NEW DIMENSION, AKAAKA Art Publishing, 2007
  • POLAR, Little More, 2007
  • VERNACULAR, AKAAKA Art Publishing, 2008
  • Mt. Fuji, Little More, 2008
  • ARCHIPELAGO, Shueisha, 2009
  • CORONA, Seidosha, 2010
  • Lhotse, SLANT, 2013
  • Qomolangma, SLANT, 2014
  • Manaslu, SLANT, 2014
  • Makalu, SLANT, 2014
  • Kunisaki Peninsula, Seidosha, 2014
  • HAIR, Seidosha, 2014
  • SAKHALIN, amana, 2015
  • KATA and SATOYAMA, Seidosha, 2015
  • K2, SLANT, 2015
  • DENALI, SLANT, 2016
  • Shiretoko Peninsula, The Hokkaido Shimbun Press, 2017
  • Svalbard, SUPER LABO, 2017

Public Collections

  • Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, Shanghai, China
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
  • Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
  • Ken Domon Museum of Photography, Yamagata, Japan
  • Higashikawa bunka gallery, Hokkaido, Japan
  • Sagamihara-city, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan
  • Niigata City Art Museum, Niigata, Japan

Award

  • 2006 Sagamihara Emerging Photographer Incentive Award
  • The Annual Miki Jun Award
  • 2008 The Newcomer's Award from the Photographic Society of Japan
  • The Kodansha Publication Culture Award for Photography.
  • The Kaiko Takeshi [Non-Fiction] Award
  • 2009 The Higashikawa Award, New Photographer Prize
  • 2010 Sagamihara Award
  • 2011 The Domon Ken Award