Fumi Ishino

Fumi Ishino (b. Hyogo, Japan) holds an MFA from Yale University where he was awarded the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship. He is currently living and working in Los Angeles. His work has been exhibited at Houston Center for Photography, Peppers Art Center (University of Redlands), The Flag Art Foundation, Fraenkel Gallery, and Tokyo Photographic Art Museum. Awards include the Japan Photo Award, 2015, and the Honorable Mention Award from New Cosmos of Photography, 2015. His first book, rowing a tetrapod, was published by MACK in 2017.

Fumi Ishino

lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


2014 Master of Fine Arts
Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT

2012 Bachelor of Fine Arts
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

2018 Rowing a Tetrapod, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX

2020 Brush Against curated by Munro Galloway,

Peppers Art Center, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA
2019 Photoville LA , Annenberg Space for Photogrpahy, Los Angeles, CA
2018 Things So Faint But Real , Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Pump Fake , Stems Gallery, Bruxelles, Belgium
2017 BEYOND 2020, IMA Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2016 BEYOND 2020, Unseen Photo Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2015 New Cosmos of Photography Tokyo Exhibition 2015, Hillside Forum, Tokyo, Japan

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter curated by Katy Grannan, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014 Deep End , Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Deep End curated by Roe Ethridge, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY Deep End, Green Hall Gallery, New Haven, CT

2013 Second Year Exhibition, Green Hall Gallery, New Haven, CT 2012 Assorted, Green Hall Gallery, New Haven, CT

My Apocalypse curated by Nick Marshall, Hungerford Building, Rochester, NY Draft 9, The Yard, Rochester, NY
I know you through pictures, SPAS Gallery, Rochester, NY
CIAS Invitation Exhibition, Gallery R, Rochester, NY

2011 Draft 8, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2020 Fujii, Moeko, “In Japan, a Photographer Finds There’s No Stranger Place than Home,” Aperture, March

2019 Fu, Joanna, “Fragmented Completeness and Calm Grief: New Generation of Japanese Photographers since 2010,” Chinese Photography, December
Akel, Joseph, Susuda, Miwa, “Made in Japan,” L’Officiel USA, August Davis, Ashlyn, “MELON CREAM SODA FLOAT,” Contact Sheet, July

2018 “Talking Photography Vol.10,” IMA, November
Ito, Takahiro, “Things So Faint But Real,” Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, November Takazawa, Kenji, “Photographic Criticism and American Photography,” IMA, August Filardo, Christian Michael, “Book of the Week,” Photo-eye, February

2017 Liu, Yuanbo, “Cultural Differences and Diverse Understanding,” Jiazazhi, November Bertocco, Francesco, “Rowing a Tetrapod // Fumi Ishino,” Phroom, November
Black, Holly, “Lost in Translation: Blurring Cultural Expectations,” AnOther, November Ribery, Fabien, “La logique du monde flottant, par Fumi Ishino, photographe japonais,” L’INTERVALLE, November

Ribery, Fabien, “La logique du monde flottant, par Fumi Ishino, photographe japonais,” L’INTERVALLE, November

2016 “A New Chapter of Japanese Photography,” IMA, May AWARDS/RESIDENCY

2018 Light Work, Syracuse, NY
2015 New Cosmos of Photography Honorable Mention Award

Japan Photo Award
2014 Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship


2020 Index of Fillers, Self-published 2017 Rowing a Tetrapod , MACK, London