Masashi Mihotani

About



三保谷将史

1987年大阪生まれ、京都在住。

認識や見えるということを焦点に、近年は身近にありふれるものをネガとしたカラーフォトグラムによる作品を主に制作。2007年より独学で写真をはじめ、のちギャラリースタッフや夜間写真校での経験を経て現在に至る。


直近での主な展覧会に、個展「Images are for illustration purposes」(2019年 東京)のほか、「大理国際写真祭」(2019年 中国)、ARTISTS’ FAIR KYOTO(2020年 京都)など。主な受賞歴に2018年度JAPAN PHOTO AWARD(太田睦子氏選)。現在は京都の現代アートレジデンス河岸ホテルを拠点に活動。京都芸術大学、大阪ビジュアルアーツ専門学校両校の写真学科で非常勤講師を務める。


Masashi Mihotani (b. 1987, Osaka) is a photographer whose work addresses ideas of awareness and perception within the context of consumerism. Initially self-taught, Mihotani graduated from Visual Arts Osaka’s photography department in 2015. In recent years he has focused primarily on utilizing everyday objects in place of film negatives to create photograms.


This work has been shown internationally, including a 2019 solo show at Kana Kawanishi Photography gallery (Tokyo, Japan) and as well as the 2019 Daili International Photography Festival (Daili, China) and Artists’ Fair Kyoto 2020 (Kyoto, Japan). In 2018 Mihotani received the Japan Photo Award for his “Images are for illustration purposes” series. He has been featured in IMA Step out! Vol.22 as well as numerous online publications. Mihotani is a current part-time photography instructor at Kyoto University of the Arts and Visual Arts College Osaka, and an artist-in-residence at Kagan Hotel in Kyoto, Japan.



Education

2013-15 Visual Arts Osaka, Photography department, evening course.

Solo Exhibitions

2020 Untitled / UNKNOWN KYOTO, Kyoto, Japan

2019 Images are for illustration purposes / KANA KAWANISHI PHOTOGRAPHY, Tokyo, Japan

2016 Images are for illustration purposes / ZAZIE hair, Osaka, Japan

2014 Searching for insects / La galerie, Osaka, Japan

2013 Yanma / Dining table of Hipotama, Osaka, Japan

2012 Searching for insects / Itohen, Osaka, Japan

Selected group exhibitions

2019 Asama International Photo Festival / Nagano, Japan

2019 Dali International Photography Exhibition / Dali, China

2019 IMA×Edition “STYLED IN PHOTOGRAPHY” / IMA gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2019 YPF exhibition 2019 / galerie MONSTRE, Arles, France

2019 Today is / Sony Square Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

2019 NEW JAPAN PHOTO 7 LAUNCH EXHIBITION / CHI-KA, Dubai, UAE

2018 Next Project / Higashikawa International Photo Festival / Hokkaido, Japan

2016 Realizing photography as printmaking / iTohen, Osaka, Japan

2012 Exhibition of recommended artist / iTohen, Osaka, Japan

Art fair

2020 ARTISTS' FAIR KYOTO / The Museum of Kyoto, Japan

Awards

2019 TOKYO FRONTLINE PHOTO AWARD #8, Finalist

2018 JAPAN PHOTO AWARD, Winner (Selected by Mutsuko Ota)

2018 HARIBAN AWARD, Shortlist

Media

2020 YET Magazine Issue #12 (Switzerland)

2020 ARTISTS' FAIR KYOTO testimonial

2019 CITYZINE magazine (China)

2019 PHOTO MIYOTA catalog

2019 KAGAN HOTEL Interview

2019 JAPAN PHOTO AWARD MAGAZINE

2019 NEW JAPAN PHOTO ISSUE 7 back cover

2018 IMA magazine vol.26 Step out! vol.22

Commercial work

2020 R.BROWN LABO

2019 STUDIO VOICE vol.415