.kenro izu

Using a turn of the century technique, photographer Kenro Izu takes platinum palladium prints with a custom built camera that produces 14 x 20-inch negatives. Born in Japan, but now a New York resident, Izu has work in such collections as the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. His work consists of various subject matter including flowers, the human form, ancient monuments, and foreign cities. The Sackler Gallery, part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, will have an exhibition of Izu’s photographs in 2002

Artist Resume



Born: Japan 1949

Education: Nihon University/ College of Art, Tokyo, 1969-1972


Solo Exhibitions 

2009     Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan.

2008     Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI. Addison Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC. 

Persiehl & Heine, Galerie Fur Fotografie.


2007     Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

The Art Museum, University of Kentucky, Lexington, NY

Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY.

Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY.

2006    The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI.

    The University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME.

    TAI Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

    Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA. Sarah Lee Art Works, Santa Monica, CA.

2005    Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA.

    Camera Work Gallery, Humburg, Germany.

    Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan, Italy.

    Shimose Fine Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

2004    Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY.

    Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY.

    Sarah Lee Artworks & Projects, Santa Monica, CA.

    Booker Lowe Gallery, Houston, TX.

    Focus Gallery, London, England.

    ACTE2 Gallery, Paris, France.

2003    Tonami museum, Toyama, Japan.

    Staton Greenberg Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA.

    Sepia International Gallery, New York, NY.    

2002    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC.

    Rihga Royal Gallery, Rihga Royal Hotel, Osaka, Japan.

    John Stevenson Gallery, New York, NY.

    Shimose Fine Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

    Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID.

    Staton Greenberg Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA.

    Dana Gallery in the Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin & Marshal College, Lancaster, PA.

2001    Adell McMillan Gallery, Eugene, OR.

    Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Kiyosato,Japan.

    Peabody-Essex Museum, Salem, MA.

    Shadai Gallery, Tokyo. Polytechnics University, Tokyo, Japan

    Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY.

    Sepia International Gallery, New York, NY.

2000    Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL.

    Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA.

    Lrigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI.




Public Exhibitions 


Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington D.C.

Boston Museum of Art, MA

Canadian Center for Architecture, Canada

Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Fitchburg Art Museum, MA

J.Paul Getty Museum, LA

Galleria Civica Modena, Modena, Italy

Houston Museum of Fine Art, TX

Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan

Los Angelos county Museum, CA

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Museum of Photographic Arts, CA

Nihon University, College of Arts, Japan

Peabody-Essex Museum, Salem, MA

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, NY

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

Santa Barbara Museum of Arts, CA

Southeast Museum of Photography, FL

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan 

Tokyo Poly-Tech. University, Japan

The Lane Collection, MA

The Art Museum, University of Kentucky, KY


Awards and Grants


2007    Visionary Award by Lucie Awards

2005     Vision Award by Center for Photography of Art, Woodstock, NY

2002     Guggenheim Fellowship, NY

2000        Cultural Award by Japan Photographic Society, Japan
Lou Stouman Award, CA

1985    New York Foundation for Arts, NY

1984     National Endowment for Arts, Washington D.C.

1983     Fellowship from Woodstock Photography Center, NY





2007    BHUTAN Sacred Within, Nazraeli Press 

2004    KENRO IZU: BLUE, Howard Greenberg Gallery

2003    Passage To Angkor, Channel Photographic 

2001    Sacred Places Arena, Editions 

Light Over Sacred Places of Asia, K*MoPA 

1998    Kenro Izu: Still Life Arena, Editions

1996    Light Over Ancient Angkor K'Mopa and Friends Without A Border 

1994    KENRO IZU, Howard Greenberg Gallery