Masao Yamamoto

Masao Yamamoto

Masao Yamamoto

Untitled #613 (from A Box of Ku),
Gelatin Silver Print + Mixed Media
4.5 x 6 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery

Masao Yamamoto

Masao Yamamoto

Untitled #613 (from A Box of Ku),
Gelatin Silver Print + Mixed Media
4.5 x 6 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery

Masao Yamamoto

Masao Yamamoto

Untitled #1178, from the series A Box of Ku, 2002
Gelatin Silver Print + Mixed Media
4.5 x 6.75 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery

Masao Yamamoto

Masao Yamamoto

Untitled #243 (from A Box of Ku), Ed. 32/40
Gelatin Silver Print + Mixed Media
4 x 2.75 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery

Masao Yamamoto

Masao Yamamoto

Untitled #1602, from the series Kawa=Flow, 2010 Ed. 5/20
Gelatin Silver Print
9.5625 x 6.3125 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery

Masao Yamamoto

Masao Yamamoto

Untitled #1525 (from Kawa = Flow), 2008 Ed. 5/20
Gelatin Silver Print
8 x 4.75 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery

Masao Yamamoto

Masao Yamamoto

Kawa = Flow #1616, Ed. 16/20
Gelatin Silver Print
6.375 x 9.5 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery

Born 1957, Gamagori-City, Aichi, JapanSOLO EXHIBITIONS2013
“Kawa-Flow,” Galerie de Moderne, Munchen
“YAMAMOTO MASAO,” Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
“YAMAMOTO MASAO,” Gallery Kochuten, Nagoya, Japan
one-day exhibition by Jeff Cowen and Yamamoto Masao, PUG, Oslo
“YAMAMOTO MASAO,” Gallery Albert Baumgarten, Freiburg, Germany
“KAWA=FLOW” Stadt. Galerie im Schloss, Isny Allgau, Germany2012
"KAWA=FLOW Installations," BREDA PHOTO, Breda (The Netherlands)
"YAMAMOTO MASAO," VALID FOTO GALLERY, Barcelona
"Shizuka=Cleanse," Galeria Massimo Minini, Brecia (Italia)
"Magic Mountain," YANCEY RICHARDSON GALLERY, New York

2011
"YAMAMOTO MASAO," Gallery MOMOGUSA, Tajimi (Japan)
"YAMAMOTO MASAO," GALERIA MARCELO GUANIERI, Sao Paulo
"KAWA=FLOW," Mugaen Museum, Hekinan (Japan)
"KAWA=FLOW," MIZUMA & ONE GALLERY (CAOCHANGDI PHOTOSPRING 2011), Beijing
"KAWA=FLOW," PDX Contemporary Art, Portland (U.S.)
"KAWA=FLOW," Robert Klein Gallery, Boston
“Kawa,” Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
Craig Krull Gallery, LA
PDX Contemporary Art, Portland

2010
Robert Koch Gallery, SF

2009
“Kawa=Flow,” PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
“Kawa=Flow,” Mi Camera, Milan, Italy
“Kawa=Flow,” Semina Rerum, Zurich, Switzerland
“Kawa=Flow,” ZPAF iS-KA, Krakow, Poland
“Kawa=Flow,” Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
“Kawa=Flow,” Forum für Fotografie, Köln, Germany
“Kawa=Flow,” Gallery Sincerite, Aichi, Japan
“Kawa=Flow," Gallery Albert Baumgarten, Freiburg, Germany
“Kawa=Flow,” Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium
“Kawa=Flow,” Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2008
”川” KAWA = Flow, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
”川” KAWA = Flow, La-Condition-Japonaise, Berlin
"Nakazora,” Bienio, Nagoya
“Nakazora-Space in Between Sky and Earth,” Wave Gallery, Brescia, Italy
“Nakazora-Space in Between Sky and Earth,” The Print Center, Philadelphia
“Yamamoto Masao,” Craig Krull Gallery, Los Angeles
“Yamamoto Masao,” Gallery Out of Place, Nara, Japan

2007
“Masao Yamamoto,” Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA
“Yamamoto Masao,” PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
“Yamamoto Masao,” Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milano, Itlay
“Nakazora-Space in Between Sky and Earth,” Quinzaine Photographique, Nantes, France
“Nakazora-Space in Between Sky and Earth,” Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam

2006
“Nakazora-Space in Between Sky and Earth,” Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris
“Installations,” Hackelbury Fine Art, London
“é,” Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
“é,” Gallery Sincerite, Tyohashi

2005
“é,” Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
“é,” PDX Contemporary Art, Portland
“é,” Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica

2004
“é,” Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco
“Nakazora: Valiantly-that too, Pitifully-that too, White boxes,” PDX, Portland
“Nakazora,” Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica

2003
“Nakazora,” Daniela Facchinato Image Gallery, Bologna, Italy
“Nakazora,” Chiesa dei SS.Jacopo e Filippo, Certaldo, Italy
Omizuao, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
“Nakazora,” Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta
“Santoka,” Gallery Sincerite,Toyohashi

2002
“Nakazora,” S.K. Josefsberg Studio, Portland
“Nakazora,” Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica

2001
“Nakazora,” Yancey Richardson Gallery, NewYork

2000
“A Box of ‘Ku’ XI,” Sepia International, NewYork
“A Box of ‘Ku’ XI,” Spiral Gallery, Tokyo

1999
“A Box of ‘Ku’ X,” Gallery Sincerite,Toyohashi
“A Box of ‘Ku’ X,” Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

1998
“A Box of ‘Ku’ X,” Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco

1997
“A Box of ‘Ku’ IX,” Kohji Ogura Gallery, Nagoya
“A Box of ‘Ku’ IX,” Shapiro Gallery, San Francisco

1996
“A Box of ‘Ku’ VIII,” Yancey Richardson Gallery, NewYork

1995
“A Box of ‘Ku’ VI,” Gallery Nayuta,Yokohama

1994
“A Box of ‘Ku’ IV,” Parco,Kichijyoji
“A Box of ‘Ku’ V,” Shapiro Gallery, San Francisco

1993
“A Box of ‘Ku’ I,” Gallery White Art, Tokyo
“A Box of ‘Ku’ II,” Hosomi Gallery,Tokyo
“A Box of ‘Ku’ III,” Gallery Sincerite, Toyohashi

GROUP EXHIBITIONS2013
NARROW ROAD TO THE INTERIOR: Contemporary Japanese Artists, Scottsdale Museum of
Contemporary Art, Arizona
La Route Bleue (The blue way): Villa Empain, Brussels, France
Now Japan: Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort, The Netherlands
quinta essentia: semina rerum, Zurich, Switzerland
SEVEN SEAS, Galerie de Moderne, Munich, Germany
Small and Beautiful, Pobeda, Moscow, Russia2012
“Where they met,” semina rerum, Zurich, Switzerland
“Eloge de la miniature,” Camera Obscura, Paris, France
“5 Contemporary Japanese Photographers,” University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
“Where they met”, Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium2011
Les Fables, Camera Obscura, Paris, France

2010
CIELS!, Musee Malraux, Le Havre, France

2009
Galleria Ugo Ferranti, Rome, Italy
Museo Di Roma, Rome, Italy
"Imaginary Spaces," Kowasa Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
"Photography Now: vision, devotion, revelation," Hackelbury Fine Art, London, England

2008
"l'invito alla mostra Immagine la vita," Fotografia E Immagine Contemporanea, Italy
“ZOOM ON IN OUT JAPAN,” Wave Photo Gallery, Brecia, Italy
"Bas de Cuer. Une Japonais, une Finlandais et cinq Mohawks," Maerzgalerie, Leipzig, Germany
“Paris Photo,” Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
“In Palmo di Mano," La Nuova Pesa Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
“Spagio Gerra: l'Invito alla Mostra Immagine la Vita,” Reggio Emilia, Italy

2007
Quinzaine Photographique, Nantes, France
“Small is Beautiful,” Ursula Blickle Stiftung

2006
“Picturing Eden,” George Eastman House

2005
Artists of Nazraeli Press, White Wall Gallery, Soul, Korea

2004
“Il Nudo Tra Ideale e Realta,” Galleria d'Arte Moderna di BolognaArtists of Nazraeli Press
“Soul,” White Wall Gallery

2003
“Japanese Photography 1970's-1980's,” S.K.Josefsberg Studio, Portland

2000
“Chorus of Light' Photographs from the Sir Elton John Collection,” High Museum of Art, Atlanta

1999
“Modena per la Fotografia 1999,” Modena, Italy
HOLND FSTVL, Amsterdam, Holland

1998
"Waterproof," EXPO'98 LISBOA
“Medialogue Photography in Contemporary Japanese Art '98,” Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
“UNDER/EXPOSED,” Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Stockholm, Sweden

1996
“Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition,” Lisa Sette Gallery,Scottsdale
“Contemporary Japanese Photography,” Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta

1995 “A Box of Ku VII,” The 1st Tokyo International Photo Biennale
“A Box of Ku VII,” Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale
“A Box of Ku VII,” Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago

1994
“Flower Studies,” Shapiro Gallery, San Francisco
“Intimate Memories,” A.O.I Gallery, Santa Fe

1990
“SPIRAL Take Art Collection,” Aoyama Spiral Gallery, Tokyo

1988
FOTOFEST '88, Houston, U.S.A.
“New From Tokyo 11 Japanese Photographers”
“Japanese Avantgardo,” Ken Damy Gallery, Milano, Italy
“New Age Art Exhibition,” Shinjuku Isetan, Tokyo
Torino International Photo Biennale, Torino, Italy

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2008
Fujisan, Nazraeli Press

2005
é, Nazraeli Press

2003
Omizuao, Nazraeli Press
Santoka, Harunatsuakifuyu Sousho, Japan

2002
The Path of Green Leaves, Nazraeli Press

2001
Nakazora, Nazraeli Press

1998
A Box of Ku, Nazraeli Press

COLLECTIONS

Harvard University Art Museums
Museum Contemporary of Photography, Chicago
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The International Center of Photography
Center for Creative Photography
Princeton University Art Museum
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Portland Art Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Musei Civici Comune di Reggio Emilia, Italy
QPN, Nantes, France