Kuroiwa, Mashike, Hokkaido, Japan

About Michael Kenna

Michael Kenna travels the world, attuned to the aesthetic, emotional, and spiritual resonance of natural and urban landscapes, which he seeks to capture in his exquisite black-and-white photographs. Kenna uses long exposure times and shoots in inclement weather to obscure the details of the vistas before him, instead emphasizing atmosphere, tonality, and form in his photographs. As he explains: “I prefer suggestion over description. I like to use the analogy of haiku poetry where just a few elements act as catalysts for one’s imagination.”

British-American, b. 1953, Widnes, United Kingdom, based in Seattle, Washington

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Michael Kenna: A Retrospective, photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe
2015
2015
Forms of Japan, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco
2015
Michael Kenna: France, Beetles + Huxley, London
2014
Michael Kenna: Oh The Places You'll Go!, Robert Mann Gallery, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Michael Kenna: A Retrospective, photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe
2015
2015
Forms of Japan, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco
2015
Michael Kenna: France, Beetles + Huxley, London
2014
Michael Kenna: Oh The Places You'll Go!, Robert Mann Gallery, New York
2014
FRANCE: Michael Kenna, Weston Gallery, Carmel-by-the-Sea
2014
MICHAEL KENNA - New Work, G. Gibson Gallery

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Winter Gymnastics, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle
2016
NIGHT VISION: Photographing in the Dark, Weston Gallery, Carmel-by-the-Sea
2016
anima(l), Wirtz Art, Oakland
2016
Back at the Water's Edge, Robert Mann Gallery, New York
2016
25, G. Gibson Gallery
2016
Summer Selection, Vision Neil Folberg Gallery, Jerusalem
2016
The Photograph, G. Gibson Gallery
2015
DWELL, G. Gibson Gallery
View Artist's CV