Yoshihiko Ueda was born in 1957 in Hyogo. Ueda established his studio in 1982 after working as an assistant for photographers Masanobu Fukuda and Taiji Arita. Editorial commissions led him to work in the various fields of advertising stills and commercial film productions. He has received many international awards including the Tokyo Art Directors Club Grand Prize, the New York Art Directors Club Photography Award and a Silver Lion at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. He also received a lifetime achievement award from The Photographic Society of Japan in 2014. He has published 33 photography books, and since 2011 has served as director at Gallery 916, engaged in both the production and planning of exhibitions and publications. He is a professor at Department of Graphic Design, Tama Art University.
His major solo exhibitions include, “Yoshihiko Ueda ‘Photographs’” (Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, 2003), “Chamber of Curiosities” (The University Museum, The University of Tokyo, 2006, traveled to The University Museum, National Taiwan University of Arts, 2011, Musée Gadagne, Lyon, 2011), “QUINAULT” (G/P Gallery, Tokyo, 2009, traveled to Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, 2010, TAI modern, Santa Fe, 2010), “SHIZUMARU” Toshiro Kawase (Ikebana Artist) X Yoshihiko Ueda (Photographer) (Hosomi Museum, Kyoto, 2011, traveled to G/P gallery, Tokyo, 2011, and Tokyo Art Club, 2011), “Jomon People” (National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, 2012). His major group exhibitions include “New Japanese photography in 1990’s: The Resonance of Unconsciousness” (Yokohama Civic Art Gallery, 1996), and “Reverdecer, Paisaje 1969-2013” (Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, 2013).
His work is included in numerous public collections including, Hermés International (France), The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (USA), Permanent Public Art Collection of New Mexico Arts (USA), National Library of France (Paris) and The Stichting Art & Theatre (Holland).
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