Kaneko Hiroyo



Born in Aomori Precture, Japan and lives in Oakland, CA.,US.
1987 BA French Literature, Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo
2005 MFA Photography, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco


2022 Awarded the 32th Society of Photography Award
2017 1st place, 21st Juried Exhibition, Photographic Center North West
(Juror: Sandra Philips)
2012 Winner, Philadelphia Museum of Art Photography Portfolio Competition (Jurors: Peter Barberie, Andrea Modica, Vince Aletti)
2009 Santa Fe Prize for Photography (Juror: Charlotte Cotton)

Solo Exhibitions

2023 The 32th Society of Photography Award Exhibition. Poetic Scape, Tokyo, Japan
2020 Appearance. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
Appearance. Poetic Scape, Tokyo, Japan
2019 Garden Project. Social Art Lab, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
Garden Project. Gallery Mestalla, Tokyo, Japan
2018 Appearance. KU REN BOH, Chohouin Buddhist Temple Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2017 Appearance. Nikon Salon Gallery, Tokyo and Osaka
2013 Comes to the Light. Gallery Ishi, Tokyo, Japan
2012 Steam and Ice. Red Poppy Art Center, San Francisco, CA
Unfolding Lives in Tohoku. Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
2009 Selections from Three Series. Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Nagasaki Dialog. Nagasaki City Library, Nagasaki, Japan
Sentimental Education. MIAD Perspectives Photography Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
Nature/Nurture. Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
2008 Each Sun; Two persons show with Chris McCaw. Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006 The Three Cornered World. Japan Information Center, Consulate General of Japan, San Francisco, CA
2004 fountains. Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002 Nagasaki Dialog. Photographers’ Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2001 Bushes and Palace. Gallery La Camera, Tokyo, Japan
Bushes and Palace. The Foreign Correspondent Club of Japan, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023 MOMAT Collection. The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Disrance of Mind. Kurenboh, Tokyo, Japan
2022 Hibiya Okuroji Photo Fair. Hibiya Okuroji, Tokyo, Japan
Alternative Roman. Sakaguchi-Rou and other venues in Osaka, Japan
2021 ART OSAKA 2021. Osaka City Central Hall, Osaka, Japan
Paris Photo 2021. Grand Palais Ephémère, Paris, France
2019 Ancestral Journeys. Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA
2018 Feast for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography Curated by Susan Bright and Denise Wolff. Louisiana Museum of Art and Science, Baton Rouge, LA
2017 THERE IS NO ALAS WHERE I LIVE Curated by Ann Jastrab. Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
21st Juried Photography Exhibition. Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
2016 Zones of Representation. SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
2015 Voices. Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
Heat. SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
3@6x6 face/people/action, three persons show with John Harding and Michael Jang curated by Hiroyo Kaneko. PHOTO, Oakland, CA
2014 Local Treasures Bay Area Photography. Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
2013 Nature as Muse. Murray Circle, Cavallo Point, CA
2011 Fukushima - Opening Doors with Compassion. Lutherkirche, Cologne, Germany
LOST WORLDS > < MAKING WORLDS. Murata & Friends, Berlin, Germany
2010 THINGS ARE EXPANDING. Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA
2009 PHOTOGRAPHY NOW: China, Japan, Korea. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2008 Eighteen Months: Taking the Pulse of Bay Area Photography. San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007 Elusive Subjects; James Welling, Jun Shiraoka, Sanna Kannisto, Hiroyo Kaneko Curated by Hiroyo Kaneko. Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Close Calls 2007. Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA.
2005 Conversation with the Wall. Rood Division Artist Space, San Francisco, CA
2002 PHOTOGRAPHY TODAY 2 – [sait] site / sight. The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan


2020 Appearance. Kyoto: Seigensha

Public Collections

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
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