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+About my work

Kumiko Wakabayashi is a Japanese photographer based in Osaka, specialized in classical printing methods such as van dyke brown print and collodion wet plate process. She received the Grand Prix Award from Ashiya Photo Association in 2014, and MI Gallery Award in 2019 and other various awards. Also, her unique work was selected for SALOND’AUTOMNE in 2018 and 2021. She has participated in many solo and group exhibitions and held workshops.

“Silver Wedding Anniversary” 2018
This presents a couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, toasting each other but talking with a mask on; their true natures concealed. All the fruits and flowers are in a state of decay, except for a fresh lemon – it tastes bitter when you bite. This still life represents the evanescent or fragility of a couple married for many years.
。Old and new technique: “Classical photograph” She specializes both in van dyke brown print and wet collodion process; printing on Japanese ‘washi’ paper, then applying pure ‘gold leaf’ – which is her original method. The work is always one-off and handmade, so the results are unpredictable, unique and original.

+Career as a creator

2007
Started at Photography Department of Osaka University of Arts
2010
Milano university Poly Design Association Workshop,participant
2011
Graduated from Osaka university of Arts. Photography Department in 2011
2011
Osaka university of Arts. Photography Department, graduation Selected Group Exhibitions
2011
Katamari Exhibition (Gallery Kaori,Osaka)
2012
Katamari Exhibition (Gallery Kaori,Osaka)
2013
Katamari Exhibition (Gallery Kaori,Osaka)
2014
Katamari Exhibition (Gallery Kaori,Osaka)
2014
ASHIYA Photo Exhibition -Road to Paris-, Harada-no-Mori Gallery
2014
Beautiful Kumiko Wakabayashi Exhibition , MI gallery,Osaka.
2014
Amour pour le Japon du la France
2014
Bartok dans le cadre du 8eme Salon International Daguerre-expo photos
2015
Katamari Exhibition, AbenoHarukasu, Skycampus, Osaka.
2015
Kobe x Paris, Kobe Kitano Museum. 「Paris・Kobe/Mati・Hito」 「Minimalism」 ASHIYA Photo Association  Le Photo de Paris Val-de-Biѐvre
2015
Revolution INTAC International Exchange Photo Exhibition
2016
MI gallery The 8th anniversary Exhibition. MI gallery, Osaka.
2016
Katamari Exhibition, AbenoHarukasu, Skycampus, Osaka.
2017
INTAC International Exchange Photo Exhibition participated as Osaka University of Arts
2017
Three Exhibition 「NIGHTMARE」
2018
Three Exhibition 「Splendere」
2018
Invited artist Yawara!!NEW!! Chakichian Gallery
2018
MIGAA, MI Gallery
2018
Invited artist Kudoyama Art Week 2018, Wakayama
2018
Invited exhibition at Cultural Festival at Eumseong, Korea
2018
Exhibited at SALON D'AUTOMNE, Paris, France
2018
Yamada Garou Owner Exhibition, Osaka
2019
Photo Expression University/E-School Year 2018 Completion Exhibition
2019
Solo Exhibition VANITAS, Yekaterinburg, Russia
2019
Solo Exhibition VANITAS at MI Gallery, Osaka, Japan, and won MIGAA award in MI Gallery
2020.7
Photo Expression University/E-School Year 2019 Completion Exhibition
2020.12
Group exhibition Only One Exhibition 2020
2021
Held virtual exhibition Classical photograph
2021
Katamari Exhibition, Abeno Harukasu, Skycampus, Osaka
2021
OUA Photo Group Exhibition "Each Personality"
2021
Collaborated with Yasumasa Morimura for DOUBLE BiND GAME, M@M 5th Exhibition
2021
Selected by SALON D'AUTOMNE, Paris, France
2021
21st Century Female Artist Exhibition
2021
Held 1st "Classical Photograph" exhibition
2022
Invited exhibition at "The Republic Day Reception 2022" presented by Consulate-General of India
2022
Exhibited at Sakai Alphonse Mucha Museum Mucha Lab #01 "Pictures & Photos"