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Yoko Naito / Photographer

Yoko Naito has graduated from the Nihon University College of Art, majoring in Photography in Tokyo.
She has worked as a graphic designer in Tokyo prior to moving to New York in 2009 where she began her career as a photographer.
She has been based in Berlin since 2016.

She received the Sony World Photography Awards in 2015. Her photography has become a permanent collection in Sony Europe Limited, Germany, Embassy of Iceland in Tokyo and Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Yamanashi etc. She also received some honorable mentions such as International Photography Awards, London International Creative Competition, and Prix de la Photographie Paris etc. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Europe & Japan, and is also featured in the media worldwide.

Education

2007 BFA, Photography, Nihon University College of Art / Tokyo Japan

Award

2016 Tokyo International Foto Awards -Nature, 3rd Prize / Tokyo Japan
         EWAAC - The 7th East-West Art Award Competition, Finalist / London U.K.
2015 Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts -Young Portfolio 2015- / Yamanashi Japan
         Sony World Photography Awards -Professional 'Travel' 3rd Prize
         Sony World Photography Awards -Professional 'Lifestyle' Finalist   
2014 Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts -Young Portfolio 2014- / Yamanashi Japan
2013 Curate NYC by Elisa Contemporary Art / New York, U.S.
2012 London International Creative Competition, Honorable Mention / London U.K.
         International Photography Awards - Fine art, Honorable mention / U.S.
         Becas Roberto Villagraz, Finalist / Madrid Spain
2011 Curate NYC by Houston Museum of AfricanAmericanCulture / Houston U.S.
         The Prix de la Photographie Paris, Honorable Mention / Paris France
2010 International Photography Awards - fine art, Honorable mention / U.S.
         International Photography Awards - Landscape, Honorable mention / U.S

Solo Exhibition

2017 Terminal / aquabitArt gallery, Berlin Germany
2016 Unbeknown -traveling exhibition-/ Pinkcomma Gallery, Boston Massachusetts
         Unbeknown / Outside Gallery, North Adams Massachusetts
2015 In between / Sony Imaging Gallery, Tokyo Japan
2011 silence of breath / graphite Gallery, Brooklyn New York

Selected Exhibition & Fair

2017 INFINITE NARRATIVES / Gallery 456, SOHO New York
2016 EWAAC - The 7th East-West Art Award Competition Exhibition / La Galleria, London U.K.
         Sony World Photography Awards -traveling exhibition- / Tonnara di Marzamemi, Sicily Italy
         EWAEE-East West Artists Exchange Exhibition / SomoS gallery, Berlin Germany
         Young Portfolio / Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Yamanashi Japan
2015 Sony World Photography Awards 2015 -traveling exhibition- / the Norma, Catania Italy
         NY ART BOOK FAIR / MOMA P.S.1. Queens NY
         Sony World Photography Awards 2015 / Sony Imaging Gallery, Tokyo Japan
         5 different landscapes / Epicentro Art, Berlin Germany
         Tokyo art crossing Berlin / Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin Germany
         Opening Project / OLYMPUS Gallery, Tokyo & Osaka Japan
         Landmark / TOBU Art Gallery, Tokyo Japan
         Sony World Photography Awards 2015/ Somerset House, London U.K.
         Young Portfolio / Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Yamanashi Japan
         J-ART 5th / Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY
2014 NY ART BOOK FAIR / MOMA P.S.1. Queens NY
         NATIVE/ Shinjuku ISETAN Art Gallery, Tokyo Japan
         J-ART 4th / Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY
2013 NY ART BOOK FAIR / MOMA P.S.1. Queens NY
         Lotus Photography / hpgrp GALLERY, Chelsea NY
         Square / RANDY, Tokyo, Japan
         Montparnasse / C-DEPOT terminal, Tokyo Japan
         J-ART3RD / Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY
2012 NY ART BOOK FAIR / MOMA P.S.1. Queens NY
         Emerging Japanese Artists / Shibuya SEIBU, Tokyo Japan
         C-DEPOT / AKA RENGA SOKO , Yokohama Japan
         Beyond 1 lens & Over 100 eyes / hpgrp GALLERY, Chelsea NY
         OVERSEAS2012 / RICOH RING CUBE Gallery, Tokyo Japan
         J-Art 2nd / Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY
2011 Spring Filing / Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY
         Queens Queer Cultural Festival / Queens Pride House, Queens NY
         J-Art / Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY
2010 AIR / SPACE WOMb Contemporary Art Gallery, Queens NY
2009 M3:making, marking, mapping / PhotoGalleryInternational,Tokyo Japan

Artist in Residence

2016 Glogau AIR / Berlin
2013 Dionysia / Iceland

Permanent Collection

Sony Europe Limited, Branch of Berlin, Germany
Embassy of Iceland, Tokyo Japan
Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Yamanashi Japan
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY

Article & Publication

Dodho Magazine, Barcelona /THISORIENT, Germany / Nykyinen, Italy / PLAIN Magazine, New York /BLUR Magazine, Croatia / IN-BETWEEN, Istanbul / ELLE Decor, Japan / il Post, Italy / Creative Boom , U.K. / thisispaper , Poland / OEN , U.K. / Minimalissimo , Australia / The Berkshire Eagle , U.S. / Japan Photo Almanac, Japan / PHaT Photo magazine, Japan / IMA online, Japan / american PHOTO, U.S. / MELTING STANDARD, Japan /Fauna & Flora / LandEscape , U.K. / THE 22 MAGAZINE /


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