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 presented some twenty solo exhibitions, in Japan, in Italy and in France (Shimakage, Mind’s Eye, 2016). She also participated in the Tbilisi Photo Festival in 2016. Her work 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 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 

          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

2016  Shimakage (Island Shadow) Mind’s Eye / Gallery Adrian Bondy / Paris, France

2017  Shimakage (Island Shadow) Gallery Solaris / Shinsaibashi, Osaka

2017  Shikawatari Art space MAYU / Kyobashi, Tokyo

2019  Mujina-Mujica  Gallery Torchka, Ruroudou / Meguro, Tokyo

2019  Shimakage (Island Shadow) Gallery Tosei / Nakano, Tokyo

2019  Shimakage (Island Shadow)  Kokonton Gallery / Venezia, Italia

2019  Shikawatari (Deer Crossing)  Mind’s Eye / Gallery Adrian Bondy / Paris, France

 

Group exhibitions

2004  Honni Konokuni Yoikuni-ja (This Land Good Land) Dual Exhibition, Nanorium / 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

2016  Tbilisi Photo Festival 2016  Contemporary Japanese Photography, Museum of Modern Art / Tbilisi Georgia

2016  Peter Miller + Chieko Shiraishi Exhibition Sakyuu-kan ,  Eya / Niigata

2016  Paysages / Landscapes  Mind’s Eye / Gallery Adrian Bondy/Paris  France

2018  Shikawatari Gallery Nano-rium / Fujiyoshida,Yamanashi

2019  Snap Shot -The moment is always shining Ricoh imaging square A.W.P / Ginza, Tokyo

 

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