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KUNIÉ SUGIURA

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2018

Sugiura Kunié: Aspiring Experiments, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

2017

Kunié Sugiura: Cko 1966–67, Taka Ishii Gallery, New York

2016

Kunié Sugiura: Little Families; Fixity of Nature, 1992–2001, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2015

Chance & Fate—Photographic Sculptures and Installations, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

Botanic after Anna Atkins, Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo

2014

You Are Always on My Mind/In My Hear—Photo Paintings and Collage 1976–1981, Taka Ishi Gallery, Tokyo

2013

Photographic Collages 1977–1981, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

2012

Photographic Works from the 1970s and Now, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

2008

Time Emit, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, New Jersey (curated by Charles Steinback)

Ephemera and Shadow: 1989–2006, Gallery M, Nagoya, Japan

2007

Sex & Nature: Works from 1969 to 1971 and The Artist Papers, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

Color Works, Kamakura Gallery, Kamakura, Japan

2005

The Artists Papers, Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art, Boston

2004

Zeit-Foto, Tokyo

2003

Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

2002

Zeit-Foto, Tokyo

Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

2001

Kamakura Gallery, Kamakura, Japan

Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis

University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, Maine

2000

Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston

Raffaella Cortese Gallery, Milan, Italy

Gallery Gan, Tokyo

Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art, Boston

1999

Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

Galleria Civica, Modena, Italy

1998

Zeit-Foto, Tokyo

Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art, Boston

Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan

1997

Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo

1996

Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

1995

Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo

Zeit-Foto, Tokyo

1994

Akira Ikeda Gallery, New York

Muranushi Lederman Productions, New York

1993

Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut

KSP Gallery, Kawasaki Shi, Japan

Zeit-Foto, Tokyo

Il Tempo, Tokyo

Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo

1991

Muranushi Lederman Productions, New York

1989

White Columns, New York

Zeit-Foto, Tokyo

1987

Art City, New York

1986

Art City, New York

Zeit-Foto, Tokyo

1979

Zeit-Foto, Tokyo

1978

Ginza Kaiga Kan, Tokyo

1972

Warren Benedek Gallery, New York

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

Aesthetics in the Political, WhiteBox Harlem, New York

2019

dot, point, period, Castelli Gallery, New York

2018

Soft Focus, Dallas Museum of Art

Anna Atkins Refracted: Contemporary Works, New York Public Library

2017

Deadeye Dick: Richard Bellamy and His Circle, Peter Freeman, Inc., New York

The (Partial) Autobiography of an Art Gallery, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

2016

A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, N.Y.

A Change of Heart, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles

In Focus: Electric!, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

2015

For a New World To Come: Experiments in Art and Photography, Japan, 1968–1979, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Grey Art Gallery, New York

A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum’s Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

2014

Shadows on the Wall: Cameraless Photography from 1851 to Today, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Aggregate Exposure, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco

Art to Zoo: Exploring Animal Natures, Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Imprints, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

2013

Tamamono: From the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan

2012

Extensions of the Eye: Three Women Photographers, Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Loughelton Revsited, Winkleman Gallery, New York

SIGHT (UN)SCENE): Contemporary Landscape, Benrimon Contemporary, New York

2011

Laguna Gloria: Art and Nature, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas

Osez!, Sometimes, New York

Morphology of Emptiness, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

Pictorial Theory of Evolution, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya, Japan

2010

PQ:100, The Center for Photography, Woodstock, N.Y.

2009

Pictures: Tracey Baran, Nikki S. Lee, Laurel Nakadate, & Kunié Sugiura, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

Women Forward, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Infinite Patience: James Drake, Kunié Sugiura, Stanley Whitney, Haunch of Venison, New York

2008

Propagating Eden: Uses and Techniques of Nature Printing in Botany and Art, International Print Center, New York

The History of Arts and Cities- Paris, New York, Tokyo and Shanghai, Sendai Mediatheque, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

2007

Contemporary Outlook: Japan, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Out of the Ordinary/Extraordinary: Japanese Contemporary Photography,

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor

Japan Caught by Camera, Shanghai Art Museum

Resounding Spirit: Japanese Contemporary Art of the 1960s, Spencer Museum of Art, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Making a Home: Japanese Contemporary Artists in New York, Japan Society Gallery, New York

The Photograph; What You See & What You Don’t, Museum at Tokyo University of Fine Art, Ueno, Tokyo, Japan

2006

Light and Shadow—First There Was Light: First Encounters with Light in Photographic Art, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo

Ephemeral—flash for eternity, Aomori Contemporary Art Center, Japan

Math Counts, Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut

2005

Pairs, Groups, and Grids, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

Out of the Ordinary/Extraordinary: Japanese Contemporary Photography, Sala de arte y cultura de Caja Canaria de la Laguna, Canaria, Spain; Istituto Giapponese di Cultura, Rome, Italy; Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Berlin, Germany

85/05, Sendai Mediatheque, Sendai, Japan

Focus On: New Photography, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida

The Shadow, Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum, Sorø, Denmark

2004

Out of the Ordinary/Extraordinary: Japanese Contemporary Photography, Japanisches Kunstinstitut, Cologne, Germany;

Casa Asia, Barcelona; arts depot, London

Mask of Japan, Aura Gallery, Shanghai

Lodz Biennial, Poland

Subway Series: The New York Mets and Our National Pastime, Queens Museum of Art, N.Y.

2003

How Human: Life in the Post Genome Era, International Center of Photography, New York

Prima Facie, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.

Genomic Issue(s):Art and Science, City University of New York Graduate Center, New York

2002

Works on Paper, The Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina

PhotoGenesis: Opus 2, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California

Retrospectacle: 25 Years of Collecting Modern and Contemporary Art, Photography, Part II, Denver Art Museum

True Blue, Jane Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta

Shadow Play, Roger Smith Gallery, New York

2001

Wet! Luise Ross Gallery, New York

This is Not a Photograph, University Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego; Bayly Art Museum,

University of Virginia,

Charlottesville, Virginia; DePaul University, Chicago; Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania

2000

Significant Other: The Hand of Man in Animal Imagery, Photographic Resource Center, Boston

Gardens of Pleasure, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Animal Magnetism, Bucknell Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Process/Reprocess: Japan and the West, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

1999

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Contemporary Photo Art from Japan, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany

Pencils of Nature: A Dialogue, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

Wildflowers, The Katonah Art Museum, Katonah, N.Y.

Skin Deep: A Survey of Interior Imaging from X-ray to MRI, Julie Saul Gallery, New York

1998

Blooming, Karen McCready Fine Art, New York

Paraphotography, The Maier Museum of Art, Lynchberg, Virginia

Elusive Traces, Fine Arts Center Galleries, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I.

1997

New Photography 13, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Eye of the Beholder, Photographs from the Avon Collection, International Center of Photography, New York

Fossilization: Imprinted Light, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan

With a Different Camera, The Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado

Wall Works, Art in General, New York

1996

Japanese Photography: Contemporary Landscape 1980–1995, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

The Nature of Light, Joyce Golden Gallery, New York

Pushing Image Paradigms, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, Oreegon

Dissimilar and Unrelated Sculpture, Baron/Boisante, New York

The Box, Foutouhi Cramer Gallery, New York

1995

Aspects of Contemporary Photography: Another Reality, Kawasaki City Museum, Japan

Vulnerability, Dahn Gallery, New York

Transformations, Trans Hudson Gallery, Jersey City, N.J.

Blooms, ChristineRose Gallery, New York

In and Out of Character, The Roger Smith Gallery, New York

1994

Visualization At the End of the 20th Century, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan

Camera Obscura/Obscura Camera, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Negative Energy, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut

When the Body Becomes Art (The Organs and Body as Object), Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo

Experimental Vision, Denver Art Museum

1993

Foreign Ferns, Julie Saul Gallery, New York

Photography, Baron/Boisante, New York

Jungjin Lee, Kunié Sugiura, Holly Wright, Zabriskie Gallery, New York

1992

Shapeshifters, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York

Rubber Soul, Ledis Flam, New York

Culture Bites, Cummings Art Center, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut; Sonoma State University,

Rohnert Park, California

1991

House of Value, 252 Lafayette Street, New York

July Fourth, Muranushi Lederman Productions, New York

1990

Photography, Zabriskie Gallery, New York

Veils, Art in General, New York

1989

Update, White Columns, New York

Selections 44, The Drawing Center, New York

1987

Paint-Photography, Bess Cutler Gallery, New York

Large as Life, Henry Street Settlement and Jamaica Art Center, New York

1986

Contemporary Japanese Photographers, The Barcelona Museum, Barcelona

Fathers, Asian Arts Institute, New York

1985

Chill Out New York, Kenkeleba House, New York

Invitational, Friedas/Ordover Gallery, New York

1983

Hong Kong-Tokyo-New York, Kenkeleba House, New York

1982

Invitational, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York

Looking Back-Looking Forward, Aldrich Museum of Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut

1981

Foto-Kina, Cologne, Germany

1980

Race Gallery, Philadelphia

1979

O.K. Harris Gallery, New York

1978

Willard Gallery, New York

Personal Vision: Places/Spaces, Bronx Museum of Art, New York

1972

Annual Exhibition of Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis

Selections From the Collection, Aldrich Museum of Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut

Warren Benedek Gallery, New York

1969

Vision and Expression, George Eastman House, Rochester, N.Y.

 
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan

Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.

Austin Museum of Art

Avon Products, Inc., New York

Best Products, Inc., Richmond, Va.

Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

The Capital Group, Los Angeles

Dallas Museum of Art

Denver Art Museum

Fidelity Investments, Boston

The Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, Jacobson, New York

George Eastman House, Rochester, N.Y.

Goldman, Sachs, New York

Kitakyushu Museum of Art, Fukuoka, Japan

Merrill Lynch, New York

Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Wa.

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan

National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Progressive Corporation, Mayfield Village, Ohio

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

The Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond, Va.

Tochigi Prefecture Museum of Art

Vivendi Universal, Paris

The Weatherspoon Art Museum

Weil, Gotshall & Manges, New York

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

 
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