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February 2 Sat. – February 23 Sat. 2019
12:00–19:00 (Sat 12:00–17:00) 
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Ishikawa Ryuichi is an artist known for photographing the landscapes and people of Okinawa, where he was born and raised. Now, he exhibits for the first time in Osaka his series Home Work, focusing on the interior of his residence and views from its windows. At first look, the series may seem to have toned down Ishikawa’s intense energy, which is conveyed directly in previous series like A Grand Polyphony and Okinawan Portraits. However, the photographs compellingly show the artist’s new discoveries in his living space via the camera, and makes connections across various boundaries like those between inside and outside, individual and society.

Ishikawa says, “These pictures were shot at home and from the landing of the stairs. They have political implications, but more than that explore highly private realms.” This could be called the core concept of this series. Ishikawa’s fourth exhibition at The Third Gallery Aya promises to be quite different from the previous ones, and we are sure you will enjoy it.

Ishikawa Ryuichi


1984 Born in Okinawa Prefecture
2006 Begins photography. Graduates from Okinawa International University
2008 Studies avant-garde dance with Seiryu Shiba
2010 Studies photography with Tetsushi Yuzaki

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022 RECORDry. gallery kto, Nagoya, Japan
The Inside of Life. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
zk. PURPLE, Kyoto, Japan
2021 The Inside of Life. Saiart, Tokyo, Japan
Skin of Grass. Gallery KTO, Tokyo, Japan
2019 home work. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
2018 OUTREMER. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
zkop: a blessing in disguise. Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix, London, Japan
home work. Chiten, Kyoto, Japan
adrenamix. PIN-UP, Ginowan, Japan
2017 For vegetation, For land. Chiten, Kyoto, Japan
OUTREMER. ATSUKOBAROUH arts drinks talk, Tokyo, Japan
2016 Camp. PINEBROOKLYN, Osaka, Japan
adrenamix. Pulp, Osaka, Japan
Camp. WAG Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Camp / A Grand Polyphony. Have a nice day Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Camp. SLANT, Kanazawa, Japan
okinawan portraits 2012-2016. ART GALLERY MITSUBISHI ESTATE ARTIUM, Fukuoka, Japan
okinawan portraits 2012-2016. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
okinawan portraits 2012-2016. AM, Tokyo, Japan
okinawan portraits 2012-2016. Epson Imaging Gallery Epsite (epSITE), Tokyo, Japan
2015 +zkop. Okinawa Contemporary Art Center, Naha, Japan
adrenamix. Shinjuku Photo & Bar nagune, Tokyo, Japan
Okinawan Portraits. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
A Grand Polyphony. Galerie Nord, Paris, France
2014 zkop. ATSUKOBAROUH, Tokyo, Japan
Okinawan Portraits 2010-2012. PLACE M, Tokyo, Japan
A Grand Polyphony. Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo, Japan; traveled to Osaka Nikon Salon, Osaka, Japan
RYUICHI ISHIKAWA. gallery Lafayette, Okinawa, Japan
2010 Brain Portraits. Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Naha, Japan
Mei. Gallery oMac
, Naha, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 Collection 1 Distant Place / Nearby Place. The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Nujun. Gallery rougheryet, Okinawa, Japan
Paris Photo 2022 Online Viewing Room.
Still Alive: Aichi Triennale 2022. Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya, Japan
Mori Ishikawa Sansui Pictures. Ku Ren Boh, Tokyo, Japan
2021 Alternative Kyoto. Hachiman, Kyoto, Japan
A Grand Moment. The 5TH Floor, Tokyo, Japan
2020 Decades 2000_2020. Kana Kawanishi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2019 Heroes and People in the Japanese Contemporary Art. Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan
Artist Today. Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum, Naha, Japan
Reborn Art Festival 2019. Ishinomaki, Japan
2018 ISHIKAWA Naoki / ISHIKAWA Ryuichi Photo exhibition in Shiretoko Top End2. Yume Hall Shiretoko, Shiretoko, Japan
2017 Nissan Art Award 2017: Exhibition of New Works by Five Finalists. BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama, Japan
2016 Dubai Photo. Dubai Design District, Dubai
ROPPONGI CROSSING 2016 My Body, Your Voice. Mori Museum, Tokyo, Japan
BODY/PLAY/POLITICS. Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
2015 Manifesto for a Wild faction. ongoing, Tokyo, Japan
portraits. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
40th Kimura Ihei Memorial Photography Award’s exhibition. konica-minolta plaza, Tokyo, Japan
The P​h​o​t​o​g​r​a​p​h​ic​ ​S​o​c​i​e​t​y​ ​o​f​ ​J​a​p​a​n​’s Award’s exhibition. Fuji film photo salon 1,2, Tokyo, Japan
Kusamurax10. NADiff A/P/A/R/T, Tokyo, Japan
2014 Daido Moriyama Portfolio Review. Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum
2014 show case #3. eN arts, Kyoto
Fragments 4. Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum
Fragments 3. Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum.
2012 Okinawa 0 Point:
 Exhibition Marking 40th Anniversary of Okinawa's Return to Japan.
2011 Fragments 2. Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum
The 3rd Shomei Tomatsu Workshop Exhibition. Okinawa Times Building
Open Okinawa. space tropical, Okinawa


2021 The Inside of Life. Kyoto: AKAAKA Art Publishing
2016 CAMP. Kanazawa: SLANT
okinawan portraits 2012-2016. Kyoto: AKAAKA Art Publishing
2015 adrenamix. Kyoto: AKAAKA Art Publishing
2014 RYUICHI ISHIKAWA. Self-publishing
okinawan portraits 2010-2012. Kyoto: AKAAKA Art Publishing
A Grand Polyphony. Kyoto: AKAAKA Art Publishing
2013 Shiba:Dancing Planet. Self-publishing
2010 Shiba:Allure of the Female-Role Player. Self-publishing
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