BORN 1974, TOKYO, JAPAN /  

CONTACT / 

CHIKARAUMIHARA[AT]ME[DOT]COM

[EDUCATION]

2013: MFA IN PHOTOGRAPHY, HARTFORD ART SCHOOL, HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, USA

2007: ONE-YEAR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN GENERAL STUDIES, INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA

 

2000: B.A. LITERATURE, WASEDA UNIVERSITY, TOKYO, JAPAN

 

[AWARDS / FELLOWSHIPS / GRANTS]

2018: THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK OF THE YEAR; SHORTLISTED + SPECIAL MENTION, PHotoESPAÑA, MADRID, SPAIN

 

2015-2017: VISITING ARTIST FELLOWSHIP, HARTFORD ART SCHOOL, HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, USA

 

2011-2012: MERIT SCHOLARSHIP, HARTFORD ART SCHOOL, HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, USA

 

2011: THE 2010 HEY, HOT SHOT! NE PLUS ULTRA PRIZE, A JEN BEKMAN PROJECT, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA

 

2010: PRESENT TENSE: 15th ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION, PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTER NW, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, USA

 

2007: DIRECTOR’S FUND SCHOLARSHIP, INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA

 

[EXHIBITIONS]

2019: WHISPERING HOPE, IG PHOTO GALLERY, TOKYO, JAPAN

2019: FREE TIME: PHOTOBOOKS, VU PHOTO, QUEBEC CITY, CANADA

 

2018: THE PHOTOBOOKS BY SYBREN KUIPER, THE FOTOBOOKFESTIVAL KASSEL, KASSEL, GERMANY

 

2018: THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK OF THE YEAR IN PHotoESPAÑA 2018, BIBLIOTECA NACIONAL DE ESPAÑA, MADRID, SPAIN

 

2015: “FE” FACULTY EXHIBITION, JOSELOFF GALLERY, HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, USA

 

2013: SPLIT SECONDS, 25CPW, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA

 

2013: SPLIT SECONDS, JOSELOFF GALLERY, HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, USA

 

2013: TEN, JEN BEKMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA

 

2012: LONG LONELY SWIMS, KOMINEK GALLERY, BERLIN, GERMANY

 

2012: O FIM, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

 

2011: HEY, HOT SHOT! 2010 SHOWCASE, JEN BEKMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA

 

2011: NEW DIRECTIONS 2011, WALL SPACE GALLERY, SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA, USA

 

2010: PRESENT TENSE: 15th ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION, PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTER NW, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, USA

 

2007: SHIFT, INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA

 

[PUBLICATION]

2017: WHISPERING HOPE [ISBN 978-4-9909742-0-6]

 

[COLLECTION]

THE ICP LIBRARY, INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA

[TEACHING EXPERIENCE]

2015-2017: VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, HARTFORD ART SCHOOL, HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, USA

 

[BIBLIOGRAPHY / REVIEWS / FEATURES / ARTICLES / WRITINGS / ARTIST TALKS]

2018: [REVIEW] PHOTONEWS – ZEITUG FÜR FOTOGRAFIE, BY HANNES WANDERER 

 

2018: [WRITING] IMA MAGAZINE, 2018 SPRING VOL.23, “PROSPECTS FOR NEW PHOTOGRAPHY"(https://imaonline.jp/imaproject/ima_magazine/vol23/#img1)

 

2018: [REVIEW] CONSCIENTIOUS PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE, BY JÖRG COLBERG

(https://cphmag.com/whispering-hope/)

 

2018: [ARTIST TALK] TSUMUGU; CONVERSATION + BOOK SIGNING, AMPERSAND GALLERY & FINE BOOKS, PORTLAND, OREGON, USA (http://www.ampersandgallerypdx.com/robert-lyons-and-chikara-umihara/)

 

2018: [REVIEW] THE HEAVY COLLECTIVE, BY EMMA PHILLIPS

(http://theheavycollective.com/2018/02/15/perimeter-x-heavy-chikara-umihara-whispering-hope/)

 

2017: [REVIEW] PHOTOBOOKS OF THE MONTH; DECEMBER, IMA MAGAZINE ONLINE, BY GINZA TSUTAYA BOOKS (https://imaonline.jp/articles/bookreview/20171226ginza-tsutaya/#page-1)

 

2017: [LIST] PPHOTOBOOKS OF 2017: ALEC SOTH, PHOTOBOOKSTORE MAGAZINE (https://www.photobookstore.co.uk/blog/photobooks-of-2017/photobooks-of-2017-alec-soth/)

 

2017: [PANEL DISCUSSION] FAREWELL PHOTOBOOK; CON ARTIST COLLECTIVE & GALLERY, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA (https://conartistnyc.com/blogs/past-events/237-farewell-photobook-presented-by-hartford-art-school.php)

 

2014: [BIBLIOGRAPHY] ISSUE 3: THE UNITED STATES (2003-2013), MOSSLESS

(https://mossless.bigcartel.com/product/issue-3-the-united-states-2003-2013)

 

2012: [BIBLIOGRAPHY] LONG LONELY SWIMS, aG HALIDE PRESS

 

2012: [LIST] ART PHOTO INEDEX

(http://www.artphotoindex.com/api/#photographer/Chikara-Umihara/13501)

 

2011: [FEATURE] ESQUIRE RUSSIA

(https://esquire.ru/articles/430-aggressive-girls/)

 

2011: [AUCTION] SNAP! EMERGING ARTISTS AUCTION, APERTURE FOUNDATION, NEW YORK, USA

 

2007: [BIBLIOGRAPHY] SHIFT VOL.2, INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA