Ken Matsubara

The Artist Biography

1949 Born in Tokyo
1973 Graduated from Musashino Art University,Tokyo

Solo Exhibitions

2011 Winter Dreams, MA2Gallery,Tokyo
2009 The Portrait of Fruits, MA2Gallery,Tokyo
2008 A Knife In the Water, eN arts, Kyoto
2006 Sleep walker, MA2Gallery, Tokyo
2004 Sleep walker, Windows Bergdorf Goodman, N.Y.
1993 Center for Photography, Woodstock, N.Y.
         Hosomi Gallery, Tokyo 
         Art Site, Fukui
1997 Transmission, Congulation, Reflection, Gallery
          ÉøM, Tokyo
1992 Jayne H. Baum Gallery, N.Y., U.S.A
1990 Vertical and Horizontal, PS Gallery, Tokyo
1988 Picture Photo Space, Osaka
         Twisted Perspective, PS Gallery, Tokyo
         Jayne H. Baum Gallery, N.Y., U.S.A

1987 Light Gallery, N.Y., U.S.A
         Studio 666, Paris, France
         Polaroid Gallery, Tokyo
1982 Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo
         Polaroid Gallery, Tokyo
         Suikatou, Tokyo
1981 Axis Gallery, Tokyo
         Group Exhibitions
2011 “Noght Scented Stock”
           Marianne Boesky Gallery, N.Y.
           “The Tiger and Sunflower”
           Schroder Romeo & Shredder Gallery, N.Y.
          “Close Encounter” AKI Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2010 The State Theater in Kosice, Slovakia
         International Theater Festival, Theater Polski in
         Poznan, Poland
         Archetype of Photography. Froese, Matsubara,
         Przyborek, The “Laznia” Centre for Contemporary
         Art, Gdansk, Poland
2009 VI BIENNALE FOTOGRAFI, Galeria Miejska Aersenal, Poznan, Poland
2008 “The Story Box” MA2Gallery,Tokyo
1999 Innovation/Imagination: 50 Years of Polaroid
         Photography, Ansel Adams Center for
         Photography, San Francisco, U.S.A.
1994 INSIDE OUT: Contemporary Japanese photography,
         The Light Factory Photographic Arts Center, Charlotte. North Calorina, U.S.A.
1993 Breda Fotografica ‘93, De Beyerd Breda, the Netharlands
1992 Photography of Contemporary Art, Walker Hill Art Center, Seuol, Korea
1991 Compound of The “Maniéra,” Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Machida
         The 20th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan,
         Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and Kyoto
         Municipal Museum of Art
1990 The Silent Dialogue, Still Life in the West and Japan, Shizuoka
         Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka
         The Imprinted Ideas, Tochigi Prefecturl Museum of
         Fine Arts, Utsunomiya
         Les Fleurs, Studio 666, Paris, and Galerie
         Photographique, Toulouse
         Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and Kyoto
         Municipal Museum of Art
1989 Gruop Show, Maoson de La Culture, Annecy, France
         Reospective des Artstes Expose entre 1986 et 1988, Studio 666, Paris, France
         Expressions in Photography and Its Related Media II, Gallery Miyazaki, Osaka
1987 AIPAD Show, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
1981 The 12th Print Grand-Prix Exhibition, Nichido Salon, Tokyo
         Four Stars, Kado Gallery, Tokyo

Selected Collections

International Polaroid Collection, Cambrige, Massachusetts

Nippon Polaroid (Polaroid Corpolation of Japan), Tokyo

Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport, California. U.S.A.

Maison du Livre de L’ image et du Son, La Bibliotheque de Villeurbanne, Lyon, France

Bayly Art Museum, Virginia. U.S.A.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas. U.S.A.

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo

Bell Atlantic Corpolation, N.Y. , U.S.A.

Goldman Sachs Corporation, N.Y. , U.S.A.

Readers Digest, N.Y. , U.S.A.

Marieke and Pieter Sanders Collection, Netherland


1991 The 20th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Award