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TRUNK ARCHIVE is a boutique agency based in New York City that represents the archives of the world's leading fashion, celebrity, still life and landscape photographers. Every artist on their roster is acknowledged as being among the very best in his / her genre. To highlight the impressive diversity of images available at TRUNK ARCHIVE we have selected a group of amazing artists to feature in this launch collection.
Mika Ninagawa is one of Japan's most renowned and prolific photographers. Her subjects include flowers, goldfish and portraits of stars from Japanese pop culture. Her aesthetic is fantastical, colorful and rich in tonality. Ms. Ninagawa's spectacular technicolor photographs have become her international trademark. She presents each of her images with a breath-taking vibrancy. Brilliantly illuminated, they stand out like dazzling jewels. Intense neon colors amplify her usual palette of pink, green, red, blue and orange.
Mika Ninagawa has published over 35 photography books, collaborated with the musicians Björk and Alicia Keys and made her directorial debut in 2007 with the feature film "Sakuran.” Her retrospective "Mika Ninagawa: Earthly Flower, Heavenly Colors" at the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery in 2010 was the highest ever attended photography exhibition held in Japan. Ms. Ninagawa's work is included in numerous museum and private collections.Bio
1972 Born in Tokyo, JapanAwards
1996 Grand Prize, 9th Shashin Hitotsubo Ten 13th New Cosmos of Photography, Canon 1998 Encourage Award, 9th Konica Award 2001 The 26th Kimura Ihei Award, Asahi Shimbun Publishing Co. 2006 Ohara Museum of Art PrizeExhibitions
2013 LUCKY STAR NINAGAWA MEN ＆ WOMEN, Space O ; Omotesando Hills B3F, Tokyo, Japan Hawaii Paradise by Mika Ninagawa, DFS Galleria Waikiki, 1 Floor Gallery, Hawaii, USA Kanaz Forest of Creation, Fukui, Japan 2012 Urasoe Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan PLANT A TREE, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan Mika Ninagawa, 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Japan 2011 CANON Gallery, Tokyo, Japan Flower & Goldfish, MOT / ARTS, Taipei, Taiwan noir & SAKURAN, TIVAC：Taiwan International Visual Arts Center, Taipei, Taiwan 2010 Liquid Dreams & Acid Bloom, Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen, Amsterdam, Netherlands FLOWER ADDICT Mizuho Oshiro Gallery, Kagoshima, Japan noir, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan Conjunction with the RIZZOLI Publication “MIKA NINAGAWA” EYE of GYRE, Omotesando GYRE, Tokyo, Japan 2009 Liquid Dreams, GALERIE PRISKA PASQUER, Cologne, Germany FLOWER ADDICT, Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan 2008
Mika Ninagawa x GLAMOROUS Charity Nude; photo exhibition for Pink Ribbon, Omotesando Hills West-side R-Studio, Tokyo, Japan und HERBIS PLAZA ENT 3rd floor, Osaka, Japan
Mika’s, Dreaming Theater, PARCO FACTORY, Shibuya Tokyo, Japan, Mizuho Oshiro Gallery, Kagoshima, Japan and Beijing Art Now Gallery, Shanghai, China Toured in Japan: “Mika Ninagawa : Earthly Flowers, Heavenly Colors”
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Iwate Museum of Art, Iwate, Japan
Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan
Otani Memorial Art Museum Nishinomiya City, Hyogo, Japan
The Museum of Art, Kochi, Japan Helene Nyborg, Valby, Denmark “EROTIC TEACHER X X X YUKA by MIKA “ Mika Ninagawa Shashinkan : Kyoto Gokurakudo 2F, Kyoto, Japan 2007 Mika Ninagawa Exhibition, Arndt & Partner Berlin, Berlin, Germany Mika Ninagawa, Colette, Paris, France girls’ holiday!, LAPNET SHIP, Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan CELINE meets Mika Ninagawa, Isetan Main Building The Stage, Tokyo, Japan Everlasting Flowers, Galleria MICIA, Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan girls’ holiday, PARCO Shizuoka, SQUARE6, Shizuoka, Japan NINAGAWA WOMAN, Omotesando Hills Space [O:], Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan 2006 Everlasting Flowers 1, Tokyo Wonder Site, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan Everlasting Flowers 2, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 2005 MIKA NINAGAWA PHOTO EXHIBITION IN LONDON 2005, eclectic, London, UK floating yesterday, Gallery Speak For, Tokyo, Japan 2004
Toured in Japan: Mika Over the Rainbow
Laforet Museum Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan HEP HALL, Osaka, Japan Hiroshima Parco, Hiroshima, Japan Nagoya Takashimaya, Aichi, Japan ARTIUM, Fukuoka, Japan photographs 2001-2004, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo 2003 Acid Bloom, NADiff, Tokyo / gallery ROCKET, Tokyo, Japan Toured in Japan: "Liquid Dreams" Shibuya Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan Nagoya Parco Gallery, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan 2002 Ever Holding My Ocean, NADiff, Tokyo, Japan like a peach, Spiral/Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo / Laroret Museum Harajuku, Tokyo / Laforet Museum, Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan MIKA NINAGAWA at ISSEY MIYAKE AOYAMA, Issei Miyake Store, Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan 2001 Maroyaka-na-dokugeshiki, Shibuya Parco Gallery, Tokyo / Nagoya Parco Gallery, Aichi, Japan 2000 Pink Rose Suite, ROCKET'S Tokyo, Japan Toured in Japan: Sugar and Spice Daikanyama Photo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan Tank Gallery, Osaka, Japan 1999 Baby Blue Sky, Konica Plaza, Tokyo, Japan Christmas at Isla Mujeres, NADiff, Tokyo, Japan French kiss, ROCKET, Tokyo, Japan 1997 Walk3, Guardian Garden, Tokyo, Japan
2013 Ohara Contemporary, Ohara Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan Towada Art Center 5th Anniversary Exhibition: flowers, Towada Art Center, around Central Shopping etc, Aomori, Japan Ginza Mitsukoshi × Tomio Koyama Gallery Art Selection, Ginza Mitsukoshi 8th Floor Gallery, Tokyo, Japan Why not live for Art? II - 9 Collectors Reveal their Treasures, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 2012 Mika ＆ Hiroko NINAGAWA, Laforet Museum Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan Beauty – Flowers in Contemporary Photography, Tokyo Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan 2011 Temporary Exhibition : Art in an Office, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan JAPANCONGO, Le Magasin - Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France Future Pass ー From Asia to the World, Collateral Event of the 54th International Art Exhibition ー la Biennale di Venezia, Abbazia di San Gregorio, Palazzo Mangilli-Valmarana, Venice, Italy CAFE in Mito 2011, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan 2010 In aller Munde / On the tip of everyone's tongue, The Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot, Germany NINAGAWA BAROQUE / EXTREME, NADiff A/P/A/R/T, Tokyo, Japan Tokyo Visualist, National Art Gallery Malaysia, Malaysia Summer Loves, Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography, Amsterdam, Netherlands Very Fun Park: Contemporary Art from Taiwan, 2010, Very Very Good Something / Eslite Bookstore, Taipei, Taiwan 2009 FLOWERS AND LANDSCAPE Claude Monet and Young Japanese Artists: Shinji Ohmaki, Mika Ninagawa, and Satoko Nachi, The Contemporary Museum of Art, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan Medicine and Art; Imagining a Future for Life and Love, Mori Arts Center Gallery, Mori Tower, Tokyo, Japan 2008 The Masked Portrait, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA JAPAN! CULTURE + HYPER CULTURE, The Kennedy Center, Grand Foyer, Washington DC, USA Faithful Documents-Japanese Contemporary Photography, Aki Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan JAPAN NOW, Inter Alia Art Company, Korea Art Frankfurt, Galerie Foert Review / Preview : Japanese Photographs, Gallerie Priska Pasquer, Cologne, Germany 2007 HITOTUBO, Guardian Garden, Ginza,Tokyo, Japan SPACE FOR YOUR FUTURE, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO, Kiyosumi, Tokyo, Japan 2006 Treasure, Yokohama Civil Gallery Azamino, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan VOCA 2006, Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan IDOL!, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan SAKANA NO SUGATA, The Museum of Art Ehime, Ehime, Japan 2005 Artists' Gardens - Botanical Recollections, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan 2004 "HARAJUKU COLLABO - APARTMENT 2004" Laforet Museum Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan "TAKARAZUKA: THE LAND OF DREAMS" Suntory Museum of Art, Osaka/ Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 2003 Hitotsuboten 20th Anniversary: going 1992-2002, Guardian Garden, Tokyo, Japan do hope for the future, Laforet Museum Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan Topics on Happiness, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan Disney Goods Laboratory Tokyo, Gallery CLASKA, Tokyo, Japan KEEP IN TOUCH. POSITIONS IN JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHY, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria take art collection 2003, Spiral/Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo, Japan Okayama City Arts Festival 2003 – LOVE PLANET, Ishii Elementary School, Okayama, Japan 2002 Toured in Japan: The Doraemon Suntory Museum of Art, Osaka Sogo Museum of Art, Yokohama Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art, Asahikawa Matsuzakaya Art Museum, Nagoya Oita Art Museum, Oita Shimane Art Museum, Matsue, Shimane Akita Senshu Museum of Art, Akita Takaoka Art Museum, Takaoka, Toyama Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Takamatsu Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Matsumoto Pingyao International Photo Festival, Pingyao Gucheng, Shanxi, China Futuring Power-Canon New Cosmos of Photography 10th Anniversary, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan Toured in Japan: VERSUS EXHIBITION 02 Nakameguro Depot, Tokyo, Japan Shibuya Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan Nagoya Parco Gallery, Aichi, Japan 2001 Three Rooms, Epson Imaging Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 1997 Naked Eyes, Shibuya Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan Japanese New Generation Photographer, Colette, Paris, France
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