Chieko Shiraishi

Chieko Shiraishi was born in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture. She studied  photography and darkroom technique at a workshop given in Funabashi-shi, Chiba Prefecture, by Katsuhito Nakazato and Kazuo Kitai. Since 1998, she has shown her work widely in Tokyo and also in Chiba, with a dozen solo exhibitions. It is held in the permanent collections of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts and the Ashikaga Museum of Art.

Chieko Shiraishi has published two books of her photographs, Saboten to Shippo (Cactus and Tail) in 2008, and Shimakage (Island Shadow) in 2015, and co-authored Umi ni Shizunda Machi (Towns that Sank into the Sea), published in 2011. She lives and works in Tokyo.

Solo exhibitions

  • 1998 To-i Machi (Faraway Town) Galeria Q / Shinjuku, Tokyo
  • 2003 Saboten to Shippo (Cactus and Tail) Kobo / Ginza, Tokyo
  • 2005  Roba no ita Machi (The Town that had a Donkey) Roonee 247 photography / Yotsuya, Tokyo 
  • 2005  Tsuru no Hitokoe (Lone Call of the Crane) Tetsu no Ie Gallery / Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture 
  • 2006  Amaryllis-dori (Amaryllis Avenue) Gallery Tosei / Nakano, Tokyo 
  • 2007  Neko-me Sanpo (A Cat’s Eye Walk) Gallery Kaido / Asagaya, Tokyo 
  • 2008  Saboten to Shippo (Cactus and Tail) Gallery Tosei / Nakano, Tokyo 
  • 2010  Neko to Umi (Cat and Sea) Café Yanaka Bossa / Yanaka, Tokyo
  • 2011  Umi ni Shizunda Machi (Towns that Sank into the Sea) Sokyu-sha / Shinjuku, Tokyo 
  • 2012  Pengin-to no Hibi —Itsuka Mita Fu-kei (Days of Penguin Island —Scenes from Back When) Art Space Mayu / Kyobashi, Tokyo 
  • 2013  Pengin-to no Natsu (Penguin Island Summer) Café Yanaka Bossa / Yanaka, Tokyo 
  • 2014  Whale-Watching Gallery & Café Hasu no hana / Unoki, Tokyo 
  • 2015  Shimakage (Island Shadow) Morioka Syoten / Kayabacho,Tokyo

Group exhibitions

  • 2004  Honni Konokuni Yoikuni-ja (This Land Good Land) Dual Exhibition, Nano-rium / Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture
  • 2010  Ashikaga Fu-kei — Tabi no Shisen, Chi no Shisen (Ashikaga Scenery —Gaze of the Journey, Gaze of the Land) Ashikaga Museum of Art / Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture 
  • 2011  Hokusei no Machi (Northwestern Town) Aizu Urushi no Geijutsusai ‘Yell for Tohoku’ Yamato Brewery / Kitakata, Fukushima Prefecture 
  • 2013, 2014 Monochrome Landscape Art Labo Fukagawa Ippuku / Shirakawa, Tokyo, and Flowmotion / Obihiro, Hokkaido
  • 2014  Reincarnation, Modan Geijutsu Shashin-ten (Exhibition of Modern Art Photography)” Gallery & Café Hasu no hana / Unoki, Tokyo
  • 2015  Tbilisi Festival of Photography, Tbilisi, Georgia

Photobooks

  • 2008 Saboten to Shippo (Cactus and Tail) Tosei-sha
  • 2015 Shimakage (Island Shadow) Sokyu-sha 

Co-authored books

  • 2011 Umi ni Shizunda Machi (Towns that Sank into the Sea) Asahi Shimbun Publications

Permanent collections

  • Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts
  • Ashikaga Museum of Art