Hiroshi Sugimoto

Hiroshi Sugimoto was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1948. In 1970, Sugimoto studied politics and sociology at Saint Paul's University in Tokyo. In 1974, he received his BFA at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and then moved to New York. Visually capturing memory and time is a central theme of Sugimoto's work. Some of his subjects include seascapes, theaters, dioramas, portraits, architecture, colors of shadow, conceptual forms and lightning fields among others.

His work is held in numerous public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, The National Gallery, London, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Smithsonian Institue of Art, Washington, D.C., and Tate, London. Sugimoto currently lives and works in New York and Tokyo.


Hiroshi Sugimoto is featured in Sanbusaku 1 三部作 and Edition: Paradise Found

Aegean Sea, Pillon (1990)
Hyena-Jackel-Vulture, from the series "Dioramas" (1976)
Landscape 004 (1989)
Lightning Fields 225 (2009)
Landscape 005 (1989)
Permian Land, from the series "Dioramas" (1992)
Baltic Sea, Rugen (1996)
Sea of Japan, Rebun Island (1996)
Joe no.2134 (2004)
Lightening Field 143 (2009)
Mediterranean Sea, La Ciotat (1989)
Mobius transformations on the sphere (2004)
Conic surface of revolution with constant negative curvature (2004)
Dini, S Surface A Surface of Constant Negative Curvature Obtained by Twisting a Pseudosphere (2004)