Untitled from the series Illuminance, 2009
Supported by the Hermès Foundation, Rinko Kawauchi: Illuminance will open at the Gallery at Hermes on May 20, 2011 and run through to July 16, 2011. This is the first time Kawauchi’s body of work Illuminance has been presented as a solo show in the United States. In conjunction with the exhibition, a full illustrated catalogue will be released by Apeture, marking the first time Kawauchi’s work has been published outside of Japan.
Rinko Kawauchi (born in Shiga, Japan, 1972) studied graphic design and photography at Seian Junior College of Art and Design. Among her awards and accolades are the 1997 Grand Prix Prize at the Guardian Garden’s 9th Hitotsubo Exhibition, the 27th Ihei Kimura Photography Award in 2002, and the 2009 International Center of Photography Infinity Award in Art. She has had solo exhibitions at Photographers’ Gallery, London; Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan; Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, Sweden; and Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, among other international venues. Kawauchi lives and works in Tokyo.
Gallery at Hermes is located at 691 Madison Avenue, New York, New York on the fourth floor.
Images © Rinko Kawauchi, Courtesy of the artist and FOIL GALLERY, Tokyo
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