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


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

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

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
2017 "THERE IS NO ALAS WHERE I LIVE", Curated by Ann Jastrab, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco
"21st Juried Photography Exhibition", Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
2016 "Zones of Representation", SF Camerawork, San Francisco
2015 "Voices", Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
"Heat", SF Camerawork, San Francisco
"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
2008 "Eighteen Months: Taking the Pulse of Bay Area Photography", San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco
2007 "Elusive Subjects; James Welling, Jun Shiraoka, Sanna Kannisto, Hiroyo Kaneko", Curated by Hiroyo Kaneko, Togonon Gallery, San Francisco
"Close Calls 2007", Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA.
2005 "Conversation with the Wall", Rood Division Artist Space, San Francisco
2002 "PHOTOGRAPHY TODAY 2 – [sait] site / sight", The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo


2020 "Appearance", Seigen-sha
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