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Born in Kanagawa Prefecture, 1947. Studied oil paintings at Tama Art University, 1966-1968. Fulbright Scholar at San Francisco Art Institute, 1975. Present: Professor, Kyoto University of Art and Design.

Awards
New Comer's Prize, Japan Print Association Exhibition (1968), Japanese Culture Forum Prize, 5th International Young Artist Exhibition (1969), Grand Prize, Japan Print Association Exhibition (1969), 2nd Prize, 2nd Internat ional Biennale Ashiyagawa Exhibition (1974), Special Prize, Japan Craft Comp etition (1978), Kyoto Design Council Award (1978), Kyoto City Artist Award for New Emerging Artists (1988), Excellent Award, Kyoto Contemporary Photogra phers Exhibition (1993), Grand Prize, Kyoto Art Exhibition (1994)

Selected One-person Exhibitions
"Wind Mandala", P.G.I. Shibaura (1999), "NAMASTE", Polaroid Gallery, Tokyo (1997), "Self Portraits", P.G.I.Shibaura (199 6), Gallery Ississ, Kyoto (1996), Gallery TAF, Kyoto (1996), Memory's Galler y, Nagoya (1995), D.C. Gallery, Osaka (1995), A.O.I. Gallery, Santa Fe (1994 ), Gallery Ississ, Kyoto (1994), Gallery Raku, Kyoto University of Art and D esign, Kyoto (1994), VOICE Gallery, Kyoto (1993), Toshiaki Inoue Gallery, Os aka (1992), Gallery MIN, Tokyo (1991), Takada Fine Arts, San Francisco (1990 ), Sacra, Kyoto (1989), Gallery MIN, Tokyo (1989), Picture Photo Space, Osak a (1989), Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe (1989), Gallery DOT, Kyoto (1987), Gallery Cuore, Kyoto (1985), Gallery Wide, Tokyo (1984), Polaroid Gallery, T okyo (1984), City Gallery, Kobe (1983), Gallery Beni, Kyoto (1979), Gallery Beni, Kyoto (1976), Upstairs Gallery, San Francisco (1975), Heian Gallery, K yoto (1974), Heian Gallery, Kyoto (1971), Kinokuniya Gallery, Tokyo (1970), Ginza Yoseido Gallery, Tokyo (1968)

Selected Group Exhibitions
"Contemporary Photographs from China, Korea & Japan", Gallery A.O.I., New York (1998), "History of Instant Camera", Queen Mol e Gallery, Yokohama (1998), "The 8th Art Festival Kyoto", Shoseien, Higashi Honganji Temple, Kyoto (1998), "The 16th Imadate Paper Contemporary Art Exhi bition", Imadate Art Museum, Fukui (1997), The National Museum of Modern Art , Kyoto (1997), "A Mandala of Clouds - Yasu Suzuka, Nobuhiro Aihara", Galler y Ississ, Kyoto (1997), "Selected Contemporary Photographs of Hands", Thread Waxing Space, New York (1996), "Digital Visuality '96", Jyvaskyla Gallery Ha rmonia, Finland (1996), "Seven Contemporary Japanese Photographers", Xian In stitute of Fine Arts, Xian (1995), "17 Contemporary Japanese Photographers", Gallery A.O.I., Santa Fe (1995), "Eyes of Fifty Artists", Museum of Tama Art University, Tokyo (1994), "Horizons of Korean Photography", Contemporary Art Center, Seoul (1994), "Photography in Contemporary Art", Walker Hill Art Center, Seoul (1992), "Pinhole Camera Photograph", San Francisco Airport Museum , San Francisco (1991), "A Portrait is not a Likeness", Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson (1991), "Polaroid Super Photo Exh ibition", Expo '90 Photo Museum / International Garden & Greenery Exposition , Osaka (1990), "150 Years of Photography, Photographs of the Sea", Shimonos eki City Art Museum, Shimonoseki (1990), "Biennale du Dessin, de L'estampe e t du Papier", Quebec, Canada (1989),"Japanese Photographers", Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson (1989), "Photography and The Circumference I", Gallery 16, Kyoto (1987), "9th British International Print Biennale", Bradford (1986), "Departure From Recognition", Ryo Gallery, Kyoto (1986), "K.I.S. 1985 Kunsan International Contemporary Art Festival", In stitute of Contemporary Arts, Kunsan National University, Kunsan (1985), "Ar t Front 50", Parco, Osaka (1985), "Seoul Biennale International Print Exhibi tion", Seoul Museum of Modern Art, Seoul (1983), "Artist's Photographs", Crown Point Gallery, Oakland (1982), "San Paulo Biennale Exhibition", San Paulo (1981), "1st International Impact Art Festival 1980". Kyoto Municipal Art Museum, Kyoto (1980), "Art Now 1975", Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Kobe (1975), "9th Biennale Tokyo International Print Exhibition", The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and Kyoto (1974), "7th Japan Art Festival", Tokyo and Mexico City (1972)

Public Collections
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Museum of Modern Art, Saitama; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo; Center of Modern Art, Osaka; Johnson Collection, Wisconsin, U.S.A.; Concept Art Museum, San Francisco, U.S.A.; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, U. S.A.; Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, U.S.A. ; Institute of Contemporary Arts, Kunsan National University, Kunsan, Korea; Xian Institute of Fine Arts, Xian, China

Publication
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, (Japanese Photographers 26) Iwanami Shoten (1997), Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Remembrance of Things Present, National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (1996), Ise Shrine, Iwanami Shoten (1995), HANA, Chronicle Books, San Francisco (1989), HANA, Kyuryudo (1988), Chicago,Chicago II, Libro, Tokyo (1983), Katsura Villa, Iwanami Shoten (1983), The World of Tadayoshi Sato, Modern Sculpture Center, Tokyo (1982), The Eleven - Faced Goddess of Mercy of Kokoku, Iwanami Shoten (1982), Mandalaof Two Worlds: The Legend of Shingonin, Heibon Sha (1977), KATSURA, Chuoukoron Sha (1971), Chicago, Chicago, Bijutsushuppan Sha (1969), KATSURA: Tradition and Creation in Japanese Architecture, Yale University Press and Zokei Sha<co-authors/ Walter Gropius and Kenzo Tange> (1960), Someday, Somewhere, Geibishuppan Sha (1958)