January 27 (Sat.), 2018 - February 17 (Sat), 2018
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After holding exhibitions featuring Ishikawa Ryuichi’s Okinawan Portraits and Okinawan Portraits 2012-2016 series at our gallery, it seems inevitable that we present works from his recent series shot in Paris, Marseilles, Corsica, and Lyons.

The French people Ishikawa photographed over a total of four months between 2015 and 2017 bear a resemblance to the people appearing in his Okinawan Portraits. It is somewhat of a mystery whether Ishikawa is drawn to these people, or they to him.

In any case, there is an intriguing sense of familiarity. Anyone who has seen the Okinawan Portraits should not miss Ishikawa’s new portrait series.

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

2021 "The Inside of Life" Saiart, Tokyo
"Skin of Grass" Gallery KTO, Tokyo
2019 "home work" The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
2018 "OUTREMER" The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
"zkop: a blessing in disguise" Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix, London
"home work" Chiten, Kyoto
"adrenamix" PIN-UP, Okinawa
2017 "For vegetation, For land" Chiten, Kyoto
"OUTREMER" ATSUKOBAROUH arts drinks talk, Tokyo
2016 “Camp” PINEBROOKLYN, Osaka
"adrenamix" Pulp, Osaka
“Camp” WAG Gallery, Tokyo
“Camp / A Grand Polyphony” Have a nice day Gallery, Taiwan
“Camp” SLANT, Kanazawa
"okinawan portraits 2012-2016" ART GALLERY MITSUBISHI ESTATE ARTIUM, FUkuoka
"okinawan portraits 2012-2016" The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
"okinawan portraits 2012-2016" AM, Tokyo
"okinawan portraits 2012-2016" Epson Imaging Gallery Epsite (epSITE), Tokyo
2015 “Okinawan Portraits” The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
“A Grand Polyphony” Galerie Nord, Paris
2014 “RYUICHI ISHIKAWA” gallery Lafayette, Okinawa
2014 “zkop” ATSUKOBAROUH, Tokyo
“Okinawan Portraits 2010-2012” PLACE M, Tokyo
“A Grand Polyphony” Ginza Nikon Salon,Tokyo / Osaka Nikon Salon
2010 “Brain Portraits” Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum
“Mei” Gallery oMac
, Okinawa

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 “Altanative Kyoto ” Hachiman, Kyoto
“A Grand Moment ” The 5TH Floor, Tokyo
2020 “Decades 2000_2020” Kana Kawanishi Gallery, Tokyo
2019 “Fotografia Europea 2019” Chiostri di San Pietro, Italy
“Heroes and People in the Japanese Contemporary Art” Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
“Artist Today” Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum
“Reborn Art Festival 2019” Ishimaki
2018 ISHIKAWA Naoki / ISHIKAWA Ryuichi Photo exhibition in Shiretoko "Top End2" Yume Hall Shiretoko, Hokkaido
2017 “Nissan Art Award 2017: Exhibition of New Works by Five Finalists, BankART Studio NYK, Kanagawa
2016 “Dubai Photo” Dobai Design District
“ROPPONGI CROSSING 2016 My Body, Your Voice” Mori Museum, Tokyo
"BODY/PLAY/POLITICS" Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa
“OKINAWA : UNE EXCEPTION JAPONAISE “Le Plac'Art Photo, Paris, France
2015 “Manifesto for a Wild faction” ongoing, Tokyo
“portraits” The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
“40th Kimura Ihei Memorial Photography Award’s exhibition” konica-minolta plaza, Tokyo
“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
“Kusamurax10” NADiff A/P/A/R/T, Tokyo
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


2016 “CAMP”, SLANT
“okinawan portraits 2012-2016”, AKAAKA Art Publishing
2015 “adrenamix”, AKAAKA Art Publishing
2014 “RYUICHI ISHIKAWA”, Self-publishing
“okinawan portraits 2010-2012”, AKAAKA Art Publishing
“A Grand Polyphony”, AKAAKA Art Publishing
2013 “Shiba:Dancing Planet”, Self-publishing
2010 “Shiba:Allure of the Female-Role Player”, Self-publishing
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