Biography

Ryuji Taira (b. 1960) immortalizes ephemeral scenes of the natural world—emphasizing the delicate and hazy dandelion—as prints on washi paper. Taira's artistic practice, which developed from years of commercial and creative photography experience, focuses on the 19th century platinum printing process as a form of fine arts photography. The effect of the image capture is delicate and reflective, like a mirror of Taira's heart. His latest series, which explores the root of life and essence of continuity, is imposed on hand-made gampi-washi that is varnished with lacquer for a decade. 

 

Selected Exhibitions, Fairs, and Collection

Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxembourg, Luembourg

 Galerie Edition Camos, Munich, Germany

Wada Garou, Tokyo, Japan

Sant Barbara Museum of Art, Sant Barbara,CA, USA

Galerie 127, Marrakech, Morocco

Kodak Photo Salon, Tokyo, Japan

Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacrament, CA, USA

Sepia International, NY, USA

Project Basho, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Fotosphere Gallery, NewYork, USA

Neuberger Museum of Art, NewYork, USA

Gallery Ississ, Kyoto, Japan

Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

Off Grit12, Amsterdam, Netherlands,

Nofaund Photo Fair, Paris, France‚Äč
Fotofever, Paris, France 

Museum of Photographic Arts / San Diego, CA, USA

Santa Barbara Museum of Art / Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston / Houston, TX, USA

Bibliotheqe Nationale de France / Paris, France
Free Library of Philadelphia / Philadelphia, PA, USA
Kyusyu Sangyo University Museum / Fukuoka, Japan

Works
  • Ryuji Taira, Flowers & Seeds, 2004
    Ryuji Taira
    Flowers & Seeds, 2004
    Platinum Palladium Print on Japanese Gampi Paper
  • Ryuji Taira, 200 Two Hundred, 2014
    Ryuji Taira
    200 Two Hundred, 2014
    Platinum Palladium Print on Japanese Gampi Paper
  • Ryuji Taira, Bound, 2014
    Ryuji Taira
    Bound, 2014
    Platinum Palladium Print on Japanese Gampi Paper
  • Ryuji Taira, Tanpopo #2, 2004
    Ryuji Taira
    Tanpopo #2, 2004
    Platinum Palladium Print on Japanese Gampi Paper
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