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Michael Thompson

Hajime Sorayama

Alan Peckolick

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Yoshi Higa Biography

 

 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2007

One-man exhibition of pinhole photographs, Gallery Tosei, Tokyo

2006

Pinhole Photography Workshop at Honolulu Academy of Art, Hawaii

2005

Photography journey by bike – Norway to Morocco – for pending photo essay

 

‘Rainbow Within a Dark Box’ pinhole photographs by Yoshi Higa pub. Mainichi Shimbun

2004

One man exhibition of pinhole photographs, Shionoe Museum, Shikoku, Japan

 

‘Walk in New York’ guide with photographs of NYC by Yoshi Higa pub. Shogakukan

2003

Group Exhibition ‘Pinhole Photographers’ Ississ Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

 

Retired from Long Island University

 

Awarded Emeritus status by Board of Trustees of Long Island University

2001

Aquatint ‘AS-CS’ used as label on Clos Pegase, 2001 Hommage Chardonnay, Mitsuko’s Vineyard, Calistoga, CA

2000 to present

New York City Marathon finisher

2000

Solo Bike-a-thon Seattle, WA to Southampton, NY to raise money for student scholarships

1998

Member of Board of Directors of the Long Island University Okinawa Center at
C.W. Post Campus, L.I.U.

 

Honor Grand Marshall for Commencement Exercises, Southampton Campus,
L.I.U.

1995

Awarded ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ by Government of Okinawa, Japan for efforts on behalf of Japanese-American understanding (to present)

1993

Co-founded Japanese/American Young Artists Festival (JAYA) a biennial event held in Shionoe, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan

 

Received Student Government Award at Southampton Campus, L.I.U.
(awarded twice)

 

Joined faculty of Nippon Club Cultural Center, New York City (to 2003)

 

Founded Nippon Photography Resource Center, NYC

1992

Awarded Trustee Award for Teaching Excellence (TASA) by Long Island University Board of Trustees

1991

Awarded tenure at Long Island University, Southampton Campus

 

Solo Bike-a-thon, Utopia, Canada to Southampton, NY to raise money for photography department at Southampton Campus

1990

1990Awarded Trustee Award for Scholarly Achievement (TASA) by Long Island University Board of Trustees

1989

Published ‘Shirts – An Expose’ photographs, pub. Kadokawa

1987

Founded the biennial International Photography Symposium in Okinawa
(to present)

1986 – 00

Founded the annual Southampton Master Photography Workshop

1986 – 94

Wrote monthly article for Ryukuu Shimpo

1984 – 94

Wrote monthly article for Nippon Camera Magazine

1984

Published ‘Children, Guatemala’s Treasure’ photographs, pub. Kadokawa

1981

Participant in All-Japan Conference, Plastic Art Education Teachers, Tokyo, Japan

 

Guest Artist, International Art Festival, Assilah, Morocco

1979

Founded Woodcut Research Center, New York City

1977

Joined faculty of Long Island University, Southampton Campus, NY

 

Consultant for print collection, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

 

Taught summer session at San Francisco Art Institute, CA

1976 – 77

Taught at Livingston Art Association, NJ

1976

Taught at Pratt Graphic Center, New York City

1974 – 75

Member national Screening Committee of Foreign Scholarships, Institute of International Education (Fulbright)

1972 – 77

Taught at College of Mt. St. Vincent, Riverdale, NY

1972

Received the Vera List Purchase Award for best print in show at the 50th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Graphic Artists

1969 – 75

Taught at Upsala College, East Orange, NJ

1968/69

Received the Jersey City Museum National Exhibition Award

 

Received the Westchester Art Society Annual Award

 

Received the International Print Exhibition of Seattle Art Museum Purchase Award

1961 – 64

Taught at Musashi Polytechnical Institute High School, Tokyo, Japan

 

 

 EDUCATION

1977

1977M.F.A. Degree Columbia University, New York

1968 – 69

1968-69Awarded Scholarship to Pratt Graphic Center, New York

1964 – 67

1964-67Studied on Scholarship at Art Students League of N.Y., New York

1961

1961B.F.A. Degree, Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan

1956

1956Graduated Nago High School, Nago City, Okinawa

 

 

 REVIEWS, ARTICLES, TELEVISION & RADIO INTERVIEWS

1993

Newsday cover article with photograph

 

Interviewed for Yomiuri Shimbun

 

Interviewed for Asahi Shimbun

1991

Newsday ‘Around Town’

 

Southampton Press

 

East Hampton Star

1990

Interviewed for Yomiuri Shimbun

1989

New York Times Long Island edition article with photo credit

 

Reviewed in Camera Mainichi

 

Reviewed in Nippon Camera

1971

Reviewed in Art News Magazine

1970

Mentioned in Life Magazine article, ‘Original Art, Hot Off the Presses’

 

 

 BOOKS

2005

‘Rainbow Within a Dark Box’ pinhole photographs by Yoshi Higa pub. Mainichi Shimbun

2004

‘Walk in New York’ guide with photographs of NYC by Yoshi Higa pub. Shogakukan

1989

‘Shirts – An Expose’ photographs by Yoshi Higa, pub. Kadokawa

1984

‘Children, Guatemala’s Treasure’ photographs by Yoshi Higa, pub. Kadokawa

 

 

 PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

American Embassy Collection

Brooklyn Museum, NY

Cincinnati Art Museum, OH

De Cordova Museum, Boston, MA

Japanese Embassy Collection in U.S.A. and Japan

Jewish Museum, NY

Los Angeles County Museum, CA

MOMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX

Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

Tokyo Modern Art Museum, Japan

 

 

 SELECTED ONE MAN EXHIBITIONS

Accostage Gallery, Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan

Fine Arts Gallery, Southampton Campus, L.I.U. (twice)

Nikon Salon - Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

Soker-Kaseman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Weston Gallery, New York, NY

Yoshido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

 

 

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