Profile 

Biography 

Name: Kiiro   |   Occupation: Fine Art Photographer   |   Country: Japan

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Born in 1978 in Kanagawa, Japan, Kiiro works freely with floral motifs and uses skillful painting techniques. Cosmos flowers, in particular, have been the focal point of his art for over a decade. Each series of Kiiro's work offers a new angle on his theme of "order, harmony, and evolution. This is uniquely defined by the language of the cosmos flower. The oil-painting qualities imbued in his work continue to fascinate art collectors and viewers at home and abroad, and Kiiro has exhibited his work at Art Fair Tokyo, fotofever (Paris), the Degus Photo Biennale, La Gacilly (Brittany), as well as nationally and internationally. Awards include the International Art Photography Jury Prize for experimental work (France). He teaches at a photography school and also runs a private class at his studio in Seiseki Sakuragaoka.

Awards 

2013   |  International Fine Art Photography Award    |   Judges Award for experimental work (France)

2014   |   International Photography Award    |   3rd Place for Collage work (Los Angeles)

2014   |   Le photobookfest   |   sellected BEST30 (France)

2019   |   Annual Photography Awards Competition   |   Honorable Mention / Fine Art / Single

2021   |   International Photography Award    |   3rd Place / Still In Motion / Video / Fine Art (Los Angeles)

Exhibitions

2010

Solo Exhibition   |   Little Dream  |   Ber neue   |   Japan

Group Exhibition   |   One person one exhibition   |   Ber neue   |   Japan

Exhibition   |   ONAEBA   |   PACIFICO Yokohama   |   Japan

Solo Exhibition   |   Little Dream   |   HANJIRO Gallery   |   Japan

Group Exhibition   |   SCAT  |   Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse   |   Japan

Exhibition   |   Design Festa   |   Tokyo Big Sight   |   Japan

Exhibition   |   SICF   |   Spiral   |   Japan

2011

Exhibition   |   Setagaya Photo   |   Setagaya Art Museum Gallery   |   Japan

Exhibition   |   ONAEBA   |   PACIFICO Yokohama   |   Japan

Exhibition   |   ONAEBA in NY   |   New York Photo Festival   |   New York

Group Exhibition   |   BREEZELESS   |   SOUS LES ETOILES GALLERY   |   New York

Exhibition   |   SICF   |   Spiral   |   Japan

Exhibition   |   Design Festa   |   Tokyo Big Sight   |   Japan

Solo Exhibition   |   OPERA  |   EMON PHOTO GALLERY   |   Japan

Art Fair   |   + PLUS THE ART FAIR  |   Tokyo Art Club   |   Japan

2012

Photo Fair   |   TOKYO FRONT LINE   |  3331ArtsChiyoda   |   Japan

Group Exhibition   |   ONAEBA Selected Photographers 2011   |   TIP GALLERY   |   Japan

Exhibition   |   Design Festa   |   Tokyo Big Sight   |   Japan

Solo Exhibition   |   ELEGANCE of SILENCE   |   EMON PHOTO GALLERY   |   Japan

Photo Fair   |   Tokyo Photo   |   Japan

Photo Fair   |   ART GENT   |   Belgium​

2013

Exhibition   |   SERENITY   |   ANA INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL   |   Japan

Art Book Fair   |   TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR   |   Kyoto University   |   Japan

Exhibition   |   Design Festa   |   Tokyo Big Sight   |   Japan

Photo Fair   |   Tokyo Photo   |   Japan​

Photo Fair   |   fotofever   |   Belgium

Photo Fair   |   fotofever   |   France

2014

Solo Exhibition   |   Light   |   EMON PHOTO GALLERY   |   Japan

Art Book Fair   |   TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR   |   Kyoto University   |   Japan

Photo Biennale   |   Daegu Photo Biennale   |   Korea

Exhibition   |   Le photobookfest / ROCK YOUR DUMMY AWARD   |   France

Photo Fair   |   fotofever   |   France

2015

Art Book Fair   |   KYOTO PHOTOBOOK MARKET   |   Japan

Photo Fair   |   fotofever   |   France

Art Book Fair   |   TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR   |   Kyoto University   |   Japan

Exhibition   |   Daegu Photo Biennale -Full Moon-   |   Jayeon Sarang Gallery   |   Korea

Exhibition   |   Director's Choice   |   EMON PHOTO GALLERY   |   Japan​

2016

Art Fair   |   Near Future Art Exhibition-DOORS-   |   Shinjuku Isetan Main Store   |   Japan​

Photo Festival   |   La Gacilly Photo Festival  |   France

Art Book Fair   |   TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR   |   Kyoto University   |   Japan

Exhibition   |   Emon Photo Gallery Collection   |   EMON PHOTO GALLERY   |   Japan​

Photo Fair   |   Photo Shanghai   |   Chaina

2017

Exhibition   |   Light   |   YVES ROCHER   |   France

Solo Exhibition   |   SAKURA   |   EMON PHOTO GALLERY   |   Japan

KYOTOGRAPIE2017 KG+   |   SAKURA   |   Sohonzan Myoumanji Temple (Daishoin)   |   Japan

Art Book Fair   |   TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR   |   Terada Warehouse   |   Japan

Photo Fair   |   Nihombashi Art Photo Exhibition   |   Nihombashi   |   Japan

2018

Solo Exhibition   |   Shard   |   EMON PHOTO GALLERY   |   Japan​

Art Fair   |   Art Fair Tokyo   |   Japan​

Exhibition   |   SAKURA   |   ONAEBA presented by Wacom   |   Japan

2019

Solo Exhibition   |   Milky Way  |   EMON PHOTO GALLERY   |   Japan

Exhibition   |   ONAEBA   |   Osanbashi Hall   |   Japan

Exhibition   |  Light & Milky way   |   Kameshichi Hotel   |   Japan

Art Book Fair   |   SETOUCHI ART BOOK FAIR  |   Japan

2020

Art Book Fair   |   VIRTUAL ART BOOK FAIR   |   Japan​​

Press

Magazine   |   Broadcast   |   Interview   |   Newspaper

2011

Web Magazine   |   Onaeba Vol.8 Reviewer Prize   |   Japan

Magazine   |   PHaT PHOTO. May-June issue.   |   Japan

Newspaper   |  Asahi Newspaper. March 13 "OPERA"   |   Japan

Magazine   |  Capa "OPERA"   |   Japan

Magazine   |  Tokyo Art Beat "OPERA"   |   Japan

2012

Web Site   |   Kiiro "Elegance of Silence"  EMON PHOTO GALLERY   |   Japan

Broadcast   |   Art Gent 2012 Impressions   |   Belgium​

Magazine   |   Art Notebook "Elegance of Silence"   |   Japan

2013

Web Site   |   fotofever brussels "Elegance of Silence"   |   Belgium

Web Site   |   fotofever Paris "OPERA"   |   France

Web Magazine   |   SERENITY Japanese Photography Exhibition   |   Japan

Newspaper   |   THE JAPAN TIMES. June 27. "OPERA"  |   Japan

Magazine   |   PHaT PHOTO. March-April issue   |   Japan

Interview   |   ONAEBA TV   |   Japan

2014

Magazine   |   PHaT PHOTO. Vol.79. January-February issue   |   Japan

Magazine   |   SHUTTER MAGAZINE. Vol.14. October issue   |   Japan​

Magazine   |   PHaT PHOTO. Vol.83. September-October issue   |   Japan​

Catalog   |   Daege Photo Biennale   |   Korea​

Web Magazine   |   eHills Club   |   Japan​

Newspaper   |  Asahi Newspaper "Light"   |   Japan

Magazine   |   SIHL MASTERCLASS.SPRINT. "Light"   |   Germany

Magazine   |   camera.October Issue "Light"   |   France​

Web Magazine   |   France Fine Art   |   France

Web Magazine   |   Photo nico   |   Japan​

2015

Web Magazine   |   Wipplay.17 March  |   France

Web Site   |   fotofever.April   |   France

Web Magazine   |   Wipplay.2 Juiy  |   France

Web Magazine   |   20minutes.13 November   |   France

Web Magazine   |   L'EXPRESS VotreArgent.10 November   |   France

Web Magazine   |   Wipplay.11 November   |   France

Interview   |   Kosa10   |   Japan​

2016

Web Site   |   Near Future Art Exhibition -DOORS-  |   Japan

Magazine   |   PHaT PHOTO.Vol.93. May-June issue   |   Japan

Interview   |   ONAEBA  |   Japan

Web Site   |   festival photo lagacilly   |   France

Web Magazine   |   Orver Blog   |   France

Web Magazine   |   Extra Magazine   |   France

Web Magazine   |   La Gacilly Press   |   France

Web Site   |   La Gacilly   |   France

Web Magazine   |   Etoilesdethe   |   France

Web Magazine   |   Ter   |   France

Web Magazine   |   Ouest France   |   France

Web Magazine   |   Senken   |   France

Web Magazine   |   Lagreedeslandes   |   France

Web Magazine   |   Imageinperigny   |   France

Web Magazine   |   Plumevoyage   |   France

Web Magazine   |   Identites nomades   |   France

Web Magazine   |   Mdesigner   |   France​

Magazine   |   Zoom Magazine "OPERA" "Light" "Shard"  |   Italy

2017

Magazine   |   PHat PHOTO. March-April issue "SAKURA"   |   Japan

Web Site   |   IMA online  "SAKURA"  |   Japan

Web Site   |   KYOTO GRAPIE 2017 KG+AWARD "SAKURA"   |   Japan

Web Site   |   Masato Terauchi x Kiiro. Talk Show   |   Japan

Web Site   |  KG+2017 Artists "SAKURA"   |   Japan

Catalog   |   KYOTOGRAPIE KG+. Kiiro Exhibition "SAKURA"   |   Japan

Web Magazine    |   The World of Art Photography Exhibition   |   Japan​

2018

Web Site   |   Art Fair Tokyo "SAKURA"  |   Japan

Web Magazine   |   Art Notebook -Art Fair Tokyo- "SAKURA"   |   Japan

Web Site   |   EMON Photo gallery "Shard"   |   Japan

Web Magazine   |   HILLS CLUB  "Shard"   |   Japan

Newspaper   |  Asahi Newspaper. March 13 "Shard"   |   Japan

2019

Web Magazine   |   DigiCame Watch   |   Japan

Web Site   |   Koten - Navi "Milky Way"   |   Japan

Web Site   |   EMON Photo Gallery "Milky Way"   |   Japan

Web Magazine   |  IMA "Milky Way"   |   Japan

2020

TV   |   Moya Moya Sama~zu 2.   |   Japan

Web Site   |   VIRTUAL ART BOOK FAIR   |   Japan

Broadcast   |   EMON Archives Online Artist Profile   |   Japan

2021

Newspaper   |   Les Rencontres de la Photographie,Arles   |   France

WorkShop/GuestSpeaker/Ivent

2013

Gest Speaker   |   Photonico_Ginza. Talk event   |   Japan

Gest Speaker   |   PPS. Autumn Cultural Festival   |   Japan

2015

WorkShop   |   Photonico LivePaint  |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Kiiro photo composition lecture。The Farst Time.   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Karasuyama Handmade Market   |   Japan

2016

WorkShop   |   Jiyugaoka Studio.January   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Kiiro photo composition lecture.The Second Time.   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Jiyugaoka Studio.February   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Kiiro's walking photo session.Jiyugaoka Studio.March   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Kiiro photo composition lecture.The third time.   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Kiiro's walking photo session.Jiyugaoka Studio.April   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Kiiro's walking photo session.Jiyugaoka Studio.May   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Kiiro's walking photo session.Jiyugaoka Studio.June   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Karasuyama Handmade Market   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Kiiro's walking photo session.Jiyugaoka Studio.August   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Kiiro's walking photo session.Jiyugaoka Studio.September   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Kiiro's walking photo session.Jiyugaoka Studio.October   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Kiiro's walking photo session.Jiyugaoka Studio.November   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Kiiro's walking photo session.Jiyugaoka Studio.December   |   Japan

2017

Web Site   |   Masato Terauchi x Kiiro. Talk Show   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Kiiro's walking photo session.Jiyugaoka Studio.January   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Kiiro's walking photo session.Jiyugaoka Studio.February   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Kiiro's walking photo session.Jiyugaoka Studio.March   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Kiiro's walking photo session.Jiyugaoka Studio.April   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Kiiro's walking photo session.Jiyugaoka Studio.May   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Kiiro's walking photo session.Jiyugaoka Studio.June   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Kiiro's walking photo session.Jiyugaoka Studio.July   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Karasuyama Handmade Market   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Kiiro's walking photo session.Jiyugaoka Studio.August   |   Japan

2018

Gest Speaker   |   Talk Show & Live Retouching presented by Wacom   |   Japan

Gest Speaker   |   How to find a theme from Kiiro's works "Influence of the production process on the work - Hypothesis and verification through experiments   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Kiiro's walking photo session.Jiyugaoka Studio.June   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Kiiro's walking photo session.Jiyugaoka Studio.June   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Kiiro's walking photo session.Jiyugaoka Studio.June   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Kiiro's walking photo session.Jiyugaoka Studio.June   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Gaban no Kai. First meeting, December 8.   |   Japan

2019

WorkShop   |   Kiiro Seminar - Encountering new discoveries and new forms of images through the use of photomontage   |   Japan

 

WorkShop   |   Gaban no Kai. Second meeting. January 27.   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Gaban no Kai. Third session. March 17.   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Gaban no Kai. Fourth session. 11 May.   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Gaban no Kai. Fifth session. 16 May.   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Gaban no Kai. 6th. 23 June.   |   Japan

Ivent   |   Gaban no Kai exhibition. sept. 22.   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Gaban no Kai Seventh. 28 July.   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Gaban no Kai. Eighth. August 25.   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Kiiro Seminar 2nd Period - Encountering new forms of images through the use of photomontage   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Gaban no Kai. Ninth session. 22 September.   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Gaban no Kai. 10th. September.   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Gaban no Kai. 11th. 19 November.   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Gaban no Kai. 12th. 1 Dec.   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Kiiro's walking photo session.Jiyugaoka Studio.June   |   Japan

Ivent   |   Gaban no Kai exhibition 2nd. 11 Jan.   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Kiiro Seminar 3rd Period - Encountering new forms of images through the use of photomontage   |   Japan

2020

WorkShop   |   Gaban no Kai. January   |   Japan

WorkShop   |   Gaban no Kai.February   |   Japan

2021

WorkShop   |   Kiiro Cyanotype Workshop   |   Japan