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TOSHIYA WATANABE  /  渡部敏哉
 

Mr. Toshiya Watanabe was born in Fukushima (Japan) in 1966.
In 1990, when he was an undergraduate graphic design student at Tama Art University, the prestigious PARCO art competition in Japan chose him as one of the top 20 most promising photographers. Currently, he divides his time between being an art director for advertising and photographer.

Solo Exhibition
"THROUGH THE FROZEN WINDOW" POETIC SCAPE, TOKYO, 2015
"18 months" POETIC SCAPE, TOKYO, 2013
"3 months later" FUKUSHIMARCH TEMPORARY GALLERY, TOKYO, 2012
"Slowly Forward" Recent Gallery, SAPPORO, 1996
"Toshiya Watanabe Photo Exhibition" Photo Interform, OSAKA, 1990

Group Exhibition
The Art of Photography Show, San Diego Art Institute, USA, 2013
OBSCURA Festival of Photography, Malaysia, 2013
"Critical Mass 2012", Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, The Southeast Museum of Photography, USA, 2013
"Labyrinth" Theory of clouds, KOBE, 2013
"Labyrinth" McDermott Gallery, Cambodia, 2012
"Fragments of Tokyo 2012" Place M, TOKYO, 2012
"Center Forward" The Center for Fine Art Photography, USA, 2012
"Critical Mass 2011" PhotoCenter NW, Newspace Center for Photography, RayKo Photo Center, USA, 2012
"Fragments of Tokyo 2011" Place M, TOKYO, 2011
"Fragments of Tokyo" Place M, TOKYO, 2010
"After Images" Recent Gallery, SAPPORO, 1994
"tenten" CONTAX Salon, TOKYO, 1990
"20 Promising Photographers" PARCO Gallery, TOKYO, OSAKA, NAGOYA, 1990

Publication
"18 months" 2013
"from Tokyo 2012" 2013

Magazine / Newspaper / Website
lomography, 2014
VIEW Magazine Issue 6, 2013
THE BIG ISSUE Taiwan, 2013
VICE, 2013
DesignTAXI, 2013
BOOOOOOOM, 2012
FRACTION MAGAZINE Issue 41, 2012
FRACTION MAGAZINE Issue 38, 2012
Information.dk, 2012
Le Monde, 2012
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, 2012
KWERFELDEIN FOTOGRAFIE MAGAZIN, 2012
PHOTO WAVE, 1996
COMMERCIAL PHOTO, 1990

Awards
STEIDL BOOK AWARD JAPAN, Winner, 2016
International photography award 2014, Honorable Mention, 2014
International photography award 2013, 1st place, 2013
Potolucida Critical Mass, Top50, 2012
International photography award 2012, Honorable Mention, 2012
Exposure 2012, Finalists, 2012
Potolucida Critical Mass, Top50, 2011


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