Kunié Sugiura, CKO #L16, 1967

(Born 1942, Nagoya, Japan. Lives and works in New York, NY)

In a practice spanning over fifty years, Kunié Sugiura has negotiated between painting and photography, discovering and expanding through continual experimentation.


Throughout her photographic practice, Sugiura has explored her personal and artistic subjectivity within the wonders of the Universal arena.


Kunié Sugiura has had numerous major solo exhibitions which include, Sugiura Kunié: Aspiring Experiments: New York in 50 Years, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (2018), Time Emit, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, New Jersey (2008) and Dark Matters / Light Affairs, The University of California, Davis (2001). Sugiura was featured in For a New World to Come: Experiments in Art and Photography, Japan 1968-79, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2015), New Photography 13, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (1997) and 1972 Annual Exhibition of Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1972). She has received the Higashikawa Prize (2007) and the Artist’s Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts (1998). Her works are included in the permanent collections of the Denver Art Museum; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.