Celebrating his twelfth anniversary since starting his career as a professional photographer, as well as recalling the importance of twelve as a symbolic number in the time, Tokio Kuniyoshi's solo exhibition "twelve" depicts the universe in twelve different ways.
Mr. Kuniyoshi started his career as a photographer twelve years ago, when photography was transitioning from film to digital media. Although he preferred using film, he later came to appreciate the wide range of expressions digital cameras can offer. The works featured in this exhibition aim to artistically depict Mr. Kuniyoshi's world and explore the potential of visual expression by combining the techniques of conventional film and digital photography.
Born and raised in Okinawa, Japan, based in New York. He moved to San Francisco in 2002 and got into the photography world. He started learning from the basic by himself and looking everywhere through the finder. After spending 4 years in San Francisco, he relocated himself in New York to seek his unknown possibilities and new opportunities. He currently owns his own photo studio "Studio11 New York", focusing on shooting more of his fine arts photography. The philosophy behind his photography is to look into the objects differently. He has his own unique way of looking into the world and capturing the way that brings photography to not just a framed scene but also an artwork. His works can tell a story and stimulate your senses, and before you realize, you are in his world.
Join us for a lecture and reception featuring the photography of Tokio Kuniyoshi, the JICC's spring featured Japanese artist. The lecture will be followed by a reception and light refreshments.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. The exhibition will run from March 10th through April 30th and will be open to the public during regular JICC hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The opening night event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat. Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 6:00pm. No admission or re-entry after 7:00pm.