Norio Kobayashi

October 4-18, 2001
Le Vall Art Gallery
Russian Federation
"Digital Kitchen" Series 2000-2001
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1952 Born in Odate-City, Akita Japan.
1980 Left Nippon Dental College by halfway
1983 Graduated from Tokyo College of Photography (postgraduate course)
The instructor of the Tokyo College of Photography.
The instructor of the Tohoku University of Art & Design.
The instructor of the Tokyo Zokei University. 

1983 Last Home, Camera Works Tokyo No.10
1986 Landscapes / Japanese Landscapes, ARK ONE Inc
1992 First Light / Japanese Landscapes, Atelier Peyotl Inc
1997 Land of Paradox, Tankoo-sha (collaboration)
        Surface, Booth-Clibborn Editions, England (collaboration)

1987 New Artist Prize from The Photographic Society of Japan.
1993 18th Kimura Ihei Photography Award, Asahi Newspaper Publishing Co.

Individual Exhibitions
1981 Photographic Journey 1968-1972, Gallery OWL (Tokyo)
1982 Direction of Pleiades, Azumi Gallery (Tokyo)
        Landscapes, Gallery Eye-Heart (Tokyo)
1984 Panoramic Landscapes, Zeit-Foto Salon (Tokyo)
1986 Topography, Zeit-Foto Salon (Tokyo)
        Landscapes, Minolta Photo Space (Tokyo)
1990 Agharta, FROG (Tokyo)
1991 Marginal Landscapes, Gallery MIN (Tokyo)
1992 Japanese Blue, Gallery Mole (Tokyo)
        Landscapes, Tama Bansan Kan (Tokyo)
1993 First Light, Minolta Photo Space (Tokyo/Osaka)
1994 First Light, Yuki-Culture Center (Ibaraki)
        Japanese Landscapes, Nikon Salon (Tokyo)
1995 Self on the Borderline, Takemura Gallery (Tokyo)
        Membrane of Landscapes, Yokohama Portside Gallery (Kanagawa)
1997-2001 Web Exhibitions (Web)
2000 Digital Kitchen, Nikon Salon (Tokyo) (Osaka) and Web.
        not images, Gallery ART SPACE (Tokyo) and Web.

Selected Group Exhibitions in Japan
1975-79 Exhibitions at Photo Gallery Q-Blik, Prism, and Put (Tokyo)
1981 OWL Show, Gallery OWL (Tokyo)
1983 Photographic Showing Tokyo Open-Graph, Gallery Tamaya (Tokyo)
        15 Contemporary Photographic Expressions, The Gallery at University Tukuba (Ibaraki) 
1985 Paris, New York, Tokyo, Tukuba Museum of Photography'85 (Ibaraki)
         150 Year of Photography, The Miyagi Museum of Art (Miyagi)
1987 Exhibition of Shasin, Yurakucho Asahi Gallery (Tokyo)
        Photography'87, Setagaya Art Museum (Tokyo)
        Paysages:Photographers, Futagotamagawa Demonstration House (Tokyo)
         The Federation of Asian Photographic Art:Tokyo Convention, Shasin Gallery (Tokyo) 
1988 New Primitive Photographers, Minolta Photo Space (Tokyo)
        Japan Professional Photographer's Society:Invitational Exhibition, Tokyo- Metropolitan Art Museum (Tokyo) 
1989 TREE,Gallery MIN(Tokyo)
        New Age,New Art Exhibition, Shinjuku Isetan Department Store (Tokyo)
        New Age Photography, Art Vivant, Ikebukuro Seibu (Tokyo)
        Tama Vivant'89,Seed Hall, Shibuya Seibu (Tokyo)
        Photography-151th Anniversary, Heineken Village Gallery (Tokyo)
1990 100 Years of History of Tama by Photographs, Parthenon Tama Community- Gallery (Tokyo) 
        The Works with Polaroid 20x24, Hanahaku Museum of Photography (Osaka)
        Japanese Contemporary Photography, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of-Photography (Tokyo) 
1991 Photo Session, The Shizuoka Museum of Art (Shizuoka)
1992 Matrix of Photography 3, Kawasaki City Museum (Kagawa)
1993 Domestic Scene, Awagicho Gallery (Tokyo)
        Color, Photo Interform (Osaka)
1994 Kawasaki Monument, Kawasaki City Museum (Kanagawa)
        Japan Professional Photographer's Society,Invitational Exhibition, Tokyo- Metropolitan Art Museum (Tokyo) 
1995 Seven Photo Exhibition, Plaza Gallery (Tokyo)
        History of Japanese Photography after the Second World War, Fuji Photo- Salon(Tokyo) 
        Liquid Crystal Futures, Aoyama Spiral Hall (Tokyo)
1996 The Kimura Ihei Memorial Awards-Genealogy of Japanese Contmporary Photography, Tokyo Metropolitan
        Museum of Photography (Tokyo)
1997 Land of Paradox - Uuji Saiga. Naoya Hatakeyama. Toshiro Yamane. Norio Kobayashi, (toured around Japan)
1998 Collaboration - Miwa Yanagi. Norio Kobayashi, Gallery Nikko (Tokyo) and Web.
1999 Web Photo Collaboration "CRT" (Web)
        Web Photo Collaboration - 2 "CRT" (Web)
2000 Photo Collaboration "CCD" Kagurzaka Underground Gallery (Tokyo) and Web.
2001 Photo Collaboration "CCD" (Web)

Selected Group Exhibitions (Overseas)
1983 New Black&White Japanese Photograph, Amsterdam Cannon Photo Gallery (Netherland) 
1986 Japanese Contemporary Photography, Spain (toured around Spain)
1987 Empathy:Contemporary Japanese Photography'87, New York,U.S.A (toured around U.S.A) 
1988 Ten On Tokyo, U.S.A (toured around U.S.A)
        Contemporary Photographs From Japan, Columbia College (Chicago,U.S.A)
        The Federation of Asian Photographic Art:Invitational Exhibition, Seoul (Korea)
1989 Contemporary Japanese photography, Library at University of Arizona (U.S.A)
1990 Japanese Contemporary Photography, Paris (France)
1992 Fotografie Biennale Rotterdam (Netherland)
1993 Uber die groBen Stadte, Neuen Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst e. V "NGBK", Berlin (Germany)
1994 Contemporary Japanese Photography, Fruit Market Gallery, England (toured around World) 
1996 Land of Paradox - Uuji Saiga. Naoya Hatakeyama. Toshiro Yamane. Norio Kobayashi, (toured around U.S.A)

Permanent Collections
Center For Creative Photography, University of Arizona (U.S.A)
Polaroid Crop (U.S.A)
Polaroid Japan (Japan)
National Museum of Modern Art,Kyoto (Japan)
Parthenon Tama Community Gallery (Japan)
Kawasaki City Museum (Japan)
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (Japan)
Tama Bansan Kan (Japan)