NEWS / EVENT

  • 2020/9/16Photo Studio & Office Moved

    New studio and office opened in beautiful Osaka bayside district.
    Easy access from Osaka Metro “Trade Center Mae” station!

    Please inquire by email if you are interested in the artwork of Van Dyke Print and Wet Collodion process and photo lessens!

    Art Office K 
    M-1-4-A ATC Building IM 6F, Nanko Kita, Suminoe, Osaka, 559-0034
    Phone: 06-6622-7703
    Phone:090-6064-0168
    Email:  iroha.space168@gmail.com

  • 2020/8/31Portrait of Professionals 2

    Portraits of various professionals with collodion wet plate process

    The models are English teacher Dandra from North Carolina, and her friends Molly and Dave!

  • 2020/8/23Portrait of Chindonya

    Portraits of various professionals with collodion wet plate process

    Here is behind-the-scenes of photographing “Chindonya”, Japanese traditional street advertising.
    Unforgettable opportunity to meet wonderful performers of the most popular Chindonya group “Chindon Tsushinsha Tozai-ya”!

  • 2020/8/10~10/24On-going project: portrait of various professionals

    Big project of the year is photo shoot portraits of professionals with collodion wet plate process.

    First work to be displayed is Mr. Tadahiko Oishi. a commercial photographer as well as an instructor at Osaka International Media Library (Photo Expression University/E-School).



     

  • 2020/7/7~7/12COMPLETED July: Exhibition by Photo Expression College Year 2019

    Course Completion Exhibition (Year of 2019) by Photo Expression College/E-School was initially planned on March 10 – 15, 2020, and rescheduled to July due to coronavirus spread risk.

    Date/Time: Tuesday, July 7 – Sunday, July 12, 2020
    12:00 – 19:00 (last day – 17:00)


    Venue: DOHJIDAI GALLERY OF ART
    1928 Building, 56 Benkeiishi-cho, Higashi-iru, Sanjo-dori, Miyuki-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
    Phone: 075-256-6155

    Along with the worth-seeing classical prints of the students, variety of the astonishing artworks such as the photographs, movies, drones were displayed at the gallery.

  • 2020/4/5Wet Collodion Photo Lesson

    An exclusive photo class by Kumiko Wakabayashi, Japanese classical photographer with wet collodion and Van Dyke process.
    Anyone interested in making handmade and one-and-only photo would not want to miss the chance!

    Fee: JPY 15,000 per lesson
    2 participants per lesson
    Photos will be displayed at an exhibition in Europe (TBD)

    Inquiry: Iroha.space168@gmail.com 

  • 2020/3/15~3/22On hold: 13th Katamari Exhibition

    13th Katamari Exhibiton is currently on hold due to coronavirus concerns.
    The schedule will be updated as soon as the new arrives.


    Participating in Group Exhibition “13th Katamari”

    Exhibition Theme “Hibiki (Echo)”
    March 15 – 22, 2020 (Closed on March 16)
    11 am – 7 pm 

    Venue: Sky Campus, Osaka University of Art, 24th floor of Abeno Harukas
    1-1-43, Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka, 545-6090
    Phone 06-6654-5557

    More details in  http://katamari-friends.jimdo.com/

  • 2020/2/8Gallery Updated: Golden Wedding Anniversary

    New photograph “Golden Wedding Anniversary” was updated in Gallery page.

    This is a series after “Silver Wedding Anniversary” that was exhibited at 2018 SALON D’AUTOMNE, Paris, France.

    Please take a look from the link below for details of the photo.
    It is vanity of life of a couple married 50 years.

    http://art-kumi.com/en/gallery/golden-wedding-anniversary/#
     

  • 2019/12/17Visit from Yekaterinburg Russia

    It was a surprising and wonderful visit by Vadim and Tatiana who gave me tremendous support to my exhibition “VANITAS” in March 2019 at Art department of Ural Federal University in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

    We had a short photo session at my studio in Osaka, and they enjoyed for being a model for wet glass printing. 
    Hoping to have an exhibition again in Yekaterinburg and their portraits to be displayed there!

    Thank you Vadim and Tatiana for your precious time during your stay in Japan!

  • 2019/11/14October “GEI-JUTSU-JIN” by Osaka University of Arts

    Take a look at below for the official magazine of “GEI-JUTSU-JIN” (art people) issued by Osaka University of Arts.

    The article discusses my classical photograph technique such as van dyke and wet glass printing, also the exhibitions in Selseong International Art Festival in South Korea, 2018 SALON D’AUTOMNE and solo exhibition at Ural Federal University in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

    藝術人2019年10月号表紙
    The cover photo taken by Ms. Mineko Orisaku, Head of Photography Department in Osaka University of Arts
    藝術人2019年10月号掲載記事
    藝術人2019年10月号掲載記事2ページ
    藝術人2019年10月号掲載記事3ページ

  • 2019/9/4Interviewed by Osaka University of Arts

    Had an interview by Osaka University of Arts.
    “GEI-JUTSU-JIN” is the official magazine of the university, and an article on my art work and classical print will be posted in October 2019 issue.

    大阪芸術大学の取材を受けました

    大阪芸術大学の取材を受けました

  • 2019/8/23Awarded MIGAA MI Gallery

    Awarded MIGAA 2019 MI Gallery 2019

    MIギャラリー2019優秀賞受賞

    MIギャラリー2019優秀賞受賞

  • 2019/7/2~7/17Solo Exhibition “Vanitas”

    Solo exhibition is held at MI galley.

    July 2 – July 17, 2019
    Open on Sunday, July 14.

    Theme: “VANITAS”
    “Life is beautiful but it comes with vanity.”

    Venue: MI gallery
    1-2-23 Nishi-Tenma, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0047
    Phone: 06-6362-0907

    Vanitas Solo exhibition  from July 2 to 12, Kumiko Wkabayashi, wet collodion

    Vanitas Solo exhibition from July 2 to 12, Kumiko Wakabayashi, wet collodion

  • 2019/6/29Talks about exhibition in Russia


    Famous portrait of Ryoma Skamoto was taken by wet collodion process.
    Kumiko Wakabashi will host a panel talk about the first solo exhibition in Yekaterinburg, Russia, and her passion towards classical photographing methods.
    You will also have an exciting chance to enter darkroom during the event.
    First come first served basis, up to 30 people. Free of charge.

    Date/Time: Saturday, June 19, 3 pm – 5 pm
    Venue: Park-front IROHA
    Speaker: Kumiko Wakabayashi
    Guest: Akira Fujiwara
    Party from 5:30 pm – 7 pm, with JPY 1,000 (including 1 drink + snack)

    坂本龍馬も愛したガラス湿版写真の魅力を古典写真作家・若林久未来が語ります。ロシアエカテリンブルグ個展報告会 ゲスト藤原 明様
    坂本龍馬も愛したガラス湿版写真の魅力を古典写真作家・若林久未来が語ります。
    ロシアエカテリンブルグ個展報告会 ゲスト藤原 明様
  • 2019/6/27Radio show “Art Station”

    June 27, I will be on the radio show “Art Station” hosted by Maki Hayashi on FM GIG, talking a lot about classical photograph, printing techniques, my exhibitions and activities in Japan and overseas.

    “Art Station” broadcasting at 10:00pm on Thursdays
    https://mash04040.wixsite.com/fmgigartstation

    fmGIG radio Maki Hayashi's Art Station
    fmGIG radio Maki Hayashi’s Art Station
    fmGIG radio Maki Hayashi's Art Station
    fmGIG radio Maki Hayashi’s Art Station
    fmGIG radio Maki Hayashi's Art Station
    fmGIG radio Maki Hayashi’s Art Station
  • 2019/5/13~8/26Classical Photo & Print class from May to August

    Monday, May 13 – Monday, August 26, 2019 – total 8 days (32 hours)
    I will be assistant teacher in Classical Photo & Print class in
    Photo Expression College/E-School.

    To send inquiry: Osaka International Media Library
    1-15 Kamiizumi-cho, Ibaraki-city, Osaka-prefecture, 567-0811
    Phone: 072-627-1091
    Email: school@medialib.jp

  • 2019/3/15~3/25Solo Exhibition in Yekaterinburg, Russia

    Friday, March 15 – Monday, March 25, 2019
    My exhibition was held at http://art-urgi.urfu.ru/, Art department of Ural Federal University in Yekaterinburg, Russia. 33 new artworks were introduced at the exhibition.

    Theme: “Vanitas. Life is beautiful but it comes with vanity.”

    NEWS!!
    On March 14, Many people visited Opening Ceremony and enjoyed the unique photos of Japanese tradition with modern culture with classical photo techniques.

    On March 17, a small lecture was given at a local Japanese school.
    And on March 20, special lecture ” Contemporary Japanese Photograph” was at the university.

    Details were shown in the following link to the university website.

    LINK: https://urfu.ru/ru/news/26433/
    (The photo is from the website in the above link.)

    The schedule of the exhibition is posted in the separate web page at:
    http://art-urgi.urfu.ru/index.php/anonsy/vystavka-kumiko-vakabayashi-vanitas-prekrasnaya-no-brennaya-zhizn-anons.html

    The poster was hanged at various museums in the city.
    Thanks to warm welcome and tremendous support in Russia, my stay in Yekaterinburg became pleasant one, and the exhibition was carried out smoothly.

    Vanitas Solo exhibition in Yekaterinburg Russia


  • 2019/3/12~3/17Course Completion Exhibition by Photo Expression College

    Tuesday, March 12 – Sunday, March 17, 2019
    12:00 – 19:00 (last day – 17:00)

    Participate in Course Completion Exhibition (Year of 2018) by Photo Expression College/E-School
    (From May 2019, I am going to teach a photography class in this college.)

    Venue: DOHJIDAI GALLERY OF ART
    1928 Building, 56 Benkeiishi-cho, Higashi-iru, Sanjo-dori, Miyuki-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
    Phone: 075-256-6155

  • 2018/12/11~12/16Gallery Owner Exhibition by Yamada Gallery

    Tuesday, December 11, 11:00 – Sunday, December 16, 16:00

    Participated in Gallery Owner Exhibition by Yamada Gallery

    Venue: Room 3, Enokojima Art, Culture and Creative Center
    2-1-34, Enokojima,

    Nishi-ku, Osaka, 550-0006
    Phone 06-6441-8050

  • 2018/10/25~10/282018 SALON D’AUTOMNE

    Selected as exhibiting artist, 2018 SALON D’AUTOMNE
    October 25 – 28, 2018

    Venue: Paris, France
    Will be exhibited either at avenue des Champs-Elysées, Espace Charenton, or Galeries du Grand Palais.

  • 2018/9/29~10/14Kudoyama Art Week 2018

    Exhibited as invited artist in Kudoyama Art Week 2018
    September 29 – October 14, 2018

    Venue: Kudoyama, Wakayama

  • 2018/9/12~9/152018 Selseong International Art Festival

    Exhibited as invited artist, 2018 Selseong International Art Festival
    September 12 – 15, 2018

    Venue: South Korea

  • 2018/6/5~6/15MIG Art Award, MI Gallery

  • 2018/5/25~5/29Exhibited as invited artist in “Yawara!! NEW!!”, Chakichian Gallery

  • 2018/3/10~3/17Three Exhibition “Splendere”

  • 2017/6/29~7/11Three Exhibition “NIGHTMARE”

  • 2016/3/15~3/239th Katamari

    Participated in Group Exhibition “9th Katamari”
    March 15 – 23, 2016

    Venue: Sky Campus, Osaka University of Art, 24th floor of Abeno Harukas
    1-1-43, Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka, 545-6090
    Phone 06-6654-5557

  • 2016/2/23~9/7The 8th Anniversary Exhibition, MI gallery, Osaka

    Participated in PART 1 of the 8th Anniversary Exhibition
    February 23 – March 30, 2016
    PART 1: February 23 – March 9
    PART 2: March 15 – 30

    Venue: MI gallery
    1-2-23, Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0047
    Phone 06-6362-0907

  • 2016/2/2~2/78th TRANSNATIONAL ART 2016

    Participated in “8th TRANSNATIONAL ART 2016”
    February 2 -7, 2016

    Venue: Enokojima Art, Culture and Creative Center
    2-1-34, Enokojima, Nishi-ku, Osaka, 550-0006
    Phone 06-6441-8050

  • 2015/12/1~12/11LE CARROUSEL du Louvre Homecoming Exhibition, ART SHOPPING

    Exhibited in “LE CARROUSEL du Louvre Homecoming Exhibition, ART SHOPPING”
    December 1 – 11, 2015

    Venue: MI gallery
    1-2-23, Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0047
    Phone 06-6362-0907

  • 2015/10/24~10/25SALON ART SHOPPING

    Exhibited “SALON ART SHOPPING”
    October 24 – 25, 2015

    Venue: Carrousel du Louvre
    99, rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris, France
    http://www.salon-artshopping.com/
    http://www.salon-artshopping.com/fiche-artiste/kumiko-wakabayashi-6115.htm

  • 2015/9/16~9/20Ashiya Photo Exhibition 2015 “Road to Paris”

    Participated in Ashiya Photo Exhibition 2015 “Road to Paris”
    September 16 -20, 2015

    Venue: Large Exhibition Room, 2nd floor of Haradanomori Gallery (Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art Oji Branch)
    3-8-30, Haradadori, Nada-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 657-0837
    Phone 078-801-1591

  • 2015/6/2~6/12The World of Photographers

    Exhibited in “The World of Photographers”
    June 2 – 12, 2015

    Venue: MI gallery
    1-2-23, Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0047
    Phone 06-6362-0907

  • 2015/4/22~4/30Revolution – International Art Collaborations (INTAC) International Exchange Photographic Exhibition 2015

    Participated in Revolution International Art Collaborations (INTAC)
    INTAC International Exchange Photographic Exhibition 2015
    April 22 – 30, 2015

    Venue: Exhibition Hall, Information Center at Osaka University of Art
    469, Higashiyama, Kanan-cho, Minami Kawachi-gun, Osaka, 585-8555
    Phone 0721-93-3781

  • 2015/4/10~4/20Ashiya and Paris Photo Association Exhibition “Kobe x Paris/Machi x Hito”, “Minimalism”

    Participated in Ashiya and Paris Photo Association Exhibition “Kobe x Paris/Machi x Hito”, “Minimalism”
    April 10 – 20, 2015

    Venue: Kobe Kitano Museum
    2-9-6, Kitano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 650-0002
    Phone 078-251-0581

  • 2015/3/17~3/238th Katamari

    Participated in Group Exhibition “8th Katamari”
    March 17 – 23, 2015

    Venue: Sky Campus, Osaka University of Art, 24th floor of Abeno Harukas
    1-1-43, Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka, 545-6090
    Phone 06-6654-5557

  • 2014/11/13~11/24Bartok dans le cadre du 8eme Salon International Daguerre – Expo Photo November 13 – 24, 2014

    Invited to exhibit in “8eme Salon International Daguerre – Expo Photo”
    Venue: Annexe Mairie
    12 Pierre Castagnou 75014 Paris, France

  • 2014/11/4~11/14–Amour pour le Japon du la France 2014-

    Participated in Part 1 of “Amour pour le Japon du la France 2014”
    Part 1: November 4 – 14, 2014
    Part 2: November 18 – 28, 2014

    Venue: MI gallery
    1-2-23, Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0047
    Phone 06-6362-0907

  • 2014/7/29~8/8Beautiful – Kumiko Wakabayashi Exhibition

    Held solo exhibition “Ashiya Exhibition Grand Prix Memorial Exhibition – Beautiful”
    July 29 – August 8, 2014

    Venue: MI gallery
    1-2-23, Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0047
    Phone 06-6362-0907


  • 2014/6/11~9/7Ashiya Photo Exhibition – Road to Paris –

    Grand Prix Award, Ashiya Photo Exhibition “Road to Paris”
    June 11 – 15, 2014

    Venue: Large Exhibition Room, 2nd floor of Haradanomori Gallery (Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art Oji Branch)
    3-8-30, Haradadori, Nada-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 657-0837
    Phone 078-801-1591

  • 2014/6/3~6/1321st Century Contemporary Women Artists Exhibition vol.7

    Participated in “21st Century Contemporary Women Artists Exhibition vol.7”
    June 3 – 13, 2014

    Venue: MI gallery
    1-2-23, Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0047
    Phone 06-6362-0907

  • 2014/4/15~4/197ème éition de ľexposition – Femmes artistes du XXI ème siècle

    Participated in “7ème éition de ľexposition – Femmes artistes du XXI ème siècle”
    April 15 – 19, 2014

    Venue: Espace Culture Bertin Poirée
    8-12 rue Bertin Poirée 75001 Paris, France
    Phone 01 44 76 06 06

  • 2014/2/6~2/117th Katamari

    Participated in Group Exhibition “7th Katamari”
    February 6 – 11, 2014

    Venue: Gallery Kaori
    1-10-7, Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 542-0071
    Phone 06-6212-7750

  • 2013/9/24~9/29+me vol.7 NEXT DOOR 2013

    Participated in Group Exhibition “+me vol.7”
    September 24 – 29, 2013

    Venue: CASO Gallery
    2-7-23, Kaigan-dori, Minato-ku, Osaka, 552-0022

  • 2013/3/26~3/31FOTOGRAFIKA V: AWAKENINGS

    Participated in Group Exhibition “FOTOGRAFIKA V: AWAKENINGS”
    March 26 – 31, 2013

    Venue: SoHo Art Gallery
    9-18, Ikutama-cho, Tennoji-ku, Osaka, 543-0071

  • 2013/2/7~2/126th Karamari

    Participated in Group Exhibition “6th Katamari”
    February 7 – 12, 2013

    Venue: Gallery Kaori
    1-10-7, Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 542-0071
    Phone 06-6212-7750

  • 2013/1/29~2/35th TRANSNATIONAL ART 2013

    Participated in “5th TRANSNATIONAL ART 2013”
    January 29 – February 3, 2013

    Venue: Enokojima Art, Culture and Creative Center
    2-1-34, Enokojima, Nishi-ku, Osaka, 550-0006
    Phone 06-6441-8050

  • 2012/9/4~9/9FOTOGRAFIKA IV: NOSTALGIA

    Participated in “FOTOGRAFIKA IV: NOSTALGIA”
    September 4 -9, 2012

    Venue: SoHo Art Gallery
    9-18, Ikutama-cho, Tennoji-ku, Osaka, 543-0071