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Profile
Born in Kanagawa Prefecture, 1955. Graduated from Sokei Art School, 1978. St udied at Tokyo Photographic College 1978-80.

Awards
Art Scholar Prize, Kanagawa Prefectural Art Exhibition (1984), Newcom er Award, Higashikawa International Photography Festival (1987), The Ihei Ki mura Photography Award, The Asahi Shimbun (1991)

Selected One-person Exhibitions

"Michiko Kon: Still Lifes", Burden Gallery, New York (1999), "Michiko Kon: Photographs 1998", P.G.I. (1998-1999), "Michi ko Kon: Still Life", Gallery Raku, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto (1998), "Michiko Kon", P.G.I.Shibaura (1997), "Michiko Kon Exhibition by Pol aroid Color 8x10", Polaroid Gallery, Tokyo (1996), "Michiko Kon", Robert Man n Gallery, New York (1995-1996), "Still Lives", P.G.I. (1994), "Michiko Kon: Still Lives", MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge (1992), "EAT", Minolta Photo Space (1991), "EAT: Recent Works", P.G.I. (1990), "EAT", Kodak Photo S alon, Tokyo (1987), "Still Life", Nikon Salon, Shinjuku, Tokyo (1985)


Selected Group Exhibitions

"Internationale Fototage Herten", Herten (1999), "An Incomplete History: Women Photographers From Japan, 1864-1997", Visual S tudies Workshop, Rochester (1998), "Mirror Images: Women, Surrealism and Sel f-Presentation", MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge (1998), "Still Life by Woman Photographers", P.G.I.Shibaura (1998), "Some Assembly Required", A rt Institute of Chicago, Chicago (1996), "Rituals and Transformations", Nati onal Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (1995), "Beyond Recognition: Contemporary Int ernational Photography", National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (1995), "10 /10/10", Robert Mann Gallery, New York (1995), "JAPAN TODAY", Louisiana Muse um of Modern Art, Denmark (1995), "Fabricated Realities", The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (1993), "Representatives: Women Photographers from the Permane nt Collection", Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucs on (1992), "Make Believe: Contemporary Photography from JAPAN", The Photogra phers' Gallery, London (1991), "Japanese Contemporary Photography: Twelve Vi ewpoints", Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo (1990), "Japanese Contemporary Photography", Pavillon des Arts, Paris (1990), "Beyond the Phot ographic Frame - 11 Recent Works", Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Mito (1990), "The Silent Dialogue: Still Life in the West and Japan", Shizuo ka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka (1990),"The Hitachi Collection of Con temporary Japanese Photography", Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson (1989)


Public Collections
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo; Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo; International Museum of Photography at George Eastman Hou se, Rochester, U.S.A.; Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizon a, Tucson, U.S.A.; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, U.S.A.; The Art Mu seum, Princeton University, Princeton, U.S.A.; Museum of Vincent Van Gogh, A rles, France; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, U.S.A.; MIT List Visual Arts Cen ter, Cambridge, U.S.A.; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia; The Art Gallery of New South Wale s, Sydney, Australia; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

Publication
Michiko Kon, Korinsha Press, Kyoto (1997), Michiko Kon: Still L ifes, Aperture, New York (1997), KON BOX, P.G.I. & Nazraeli Press (1996), EA T, Shogakukan, Tokyo (1991) , EAT, Art Works Committee, Tok yo (1987)