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Solo Exhibitions
- CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing), New York, NY; “Home and Home; New York in My Life”

- Heiner Contemporary, Washington, D.C; “Home and Home”

- Micheko Galerie, Munich, Germany; “Home and Home”

- Motus Fort, Tokyo, Japan; “Making Believe”

- TOPAZ Arts, Queens, NY; “Home and Home”

- Guardian Garden Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; “Second Stage at GG #5; Satomi Shirai”

- Konica Minolta Plaza; “Emerging Photographer Prize”, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions
- "BredaPhoto International Photo Festival", Breda, Netherlands

- Elga Wimmer PPC, New York, NY ; “60 American Artist”

- Tibet House US, New York, NY; “Charity Auction: Art For Tibet 5”
- Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; “Asiafest 2014”

- Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY; “SHOOT”
- Columbia University Lerner Hall, New York: “Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2013”
- International Center of Photography The Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, New York; “Transition – An ICP Staff Exhibition”
- Japanese American National Museum, Los Angels, CA; “Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter”

- Asia Society, Houston, TX; “Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter”

- Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY; “Don’t Fence Me In…Or Out ”
- Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C; “Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter”
- MIYAKO YOSHINAGA art prospects, New York, NY; “Interior”
- Micheko Galerie, Munich, Germany; “SAKURA (cherry blossoms)”
- RINGCUBE, Tokyo; “Overseas”

- Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York; “CUNY Hunter College MFA exhibition”
- Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan; “Contemporary Japanese Photography #9 - New Snap Shot”
- Arario Gallery, New York, NY; “IRRELEVANT”
- Crane Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA; “Hunter MFA in Crane Arts”
- Korus House, the Embassy of Korea, Washington, D.C; “Desirable Fairy Tale”

- Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C; “Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2009 exhibition”
- Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA; “Public/Private”

- National Portrait Gallery, London; “Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2008”
- Motus Fort, Tokyo; “Spectral Analysis”
- The School of International Center of Photography, New York; “2 Amerika”
- The Bobby Fisher Memorial Building, Washington, D.C; “Girlish Ways”

- The School of International Center of Photography, New York; “Full-Time Program Final Exhibition”

- Guardian Garden Gallery, Tokyo; “GOING 1992 – 2002 : 10th Anniversary of Guardian Garden ‘3.3 square-meter Exhibition’ ”

- Gallery SPEAK FOR, Tokyo, Japan; ”Tokyo Youth”

- Mitsumura Art Plaza, Tokyo, Japan; “11+1”

- Mito Contemporary Art Center, Ibaragi, Japan; “Private Room II – Photography by New Generation of Women in Japan”

- Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi, Japan; “Artist in Residence Exhibition: Inside-out”
- Shinjuku Park Tower Atrium, Tokyo, Japan; “The Month of Photography Tokyo: ‘Kaleidoscope - The Female Photographers in 1990s’ ”

- Kiyosato Museum of Photography Art, Yamanashi, Japan; “K’MoPA Young Portfolio”

- Guardian Garden Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; “The 6th Hitotsubo/3.3 sq.m Exhibition”

Awards/ Grants
• “The CCNY 2010 National Photography Competition” by the Camera Club of New York - Honorable Mentions

• “Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2009 ” by National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. – selected for the Exhibition

• “New York Photo Awards ‘08”- Nominee
•“Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2008” by National Portrait Gallery in London - selected for the Exhibition

•“2007 Scholarship Award” by International Center of Photography

• "Fellowship of Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists" by the Agency of Cultural Affairs, Japan

• “Artist in Residence” –Associate Artist; selected by Nan Goldin Akiyoshidai International Art
Village, Yamaguchi, Japan

Gallery talks/ Lecture/ Symposium
• “Satomi Shirai in Conversation with David C. Ward” at Heiner Contemporary, Washington, D.C.
• “Edogar P. Richardson Symposium, Asian American Portraits of Encounter Between Image and Word” at Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery: contributed to the symposium with my work

• “Gallery 360 Talk” series at Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.
• “Artist Talk”at Ricoh Photo Gallery RING CUBE, Tokyo
• “Gallery Talk/Discussion” at Motus Fort gallery, Tokyo
• “Gallery Talk” at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

• lecture/discussion “On Photographing women ~ beauty of individual woman and self-expression with her body” at Wacoal Co., Ltd (Japanese underwear company), Kyoto, Japan

Selected press coverages/ Publications
Trycycle (US), Winter Issue. 2013. Print: p.86

Discover Nikkei (US), “Satomi Shirai : Finding Beauty in Dislocation.” by Darryl Mori. 15 Nov. 2013.Web.

Discover Nikkei (US), “Readings of Identity.” by Patricia Wakida. 9 Apr. 2013. Web.

ZHI JAPAN (China), #07. Jan. 2013. Print: p.154-163

The Asian American Literary Review (US), Volume 3, Issue 2: Fall/Winter 2012. Print:
--p.17-19 “On Satomi Shirai’s Itch” by Garrett Hongo
--p.39-43 “Dorsal Portraiture in Satomi Shirai’s Home and Home” by Joseph Jonghyun Jeon
--p.82 “After Satomi Shirai’s Itch” by Brian Komei Dempster
--p.83-84 “A Desperate Contortion: On Satomi Shirai’s Itch” by Roy Osamu Kamada
--p.85 “On Itch” by Molly Gaudry

The Washington Post, “Satomi Shirai”, by Jenkins, Mark, 11 Oct, 2012. Print: C8, and Web.

INSIGHT (by PHOTOMEDIA Center, US), Volume 6. Dec. 2012. Print: p.10-19 (with the poem by David C. Ward)

DISTURBER –TODAY’S PHOTOGRAPHY (Italy), #2 The Spatial Practice Issue Curated by Tatiana Leshkina. June 2012. Print: p.24-25

Fotoritim (Turky) "Satomi Shirai : Home and Home." interview by Hasan SÖNMEZ May 2012. Web.

Photographers’ Companion (China), #259. May 2012. Print: p.74-79

BLINK Magazine (Korea), #10. Feb. 2012. Print: p.74-81

Zoom Magazine (Italy), #105. Jan. 2012. Print: p.106-110

The Wall Street Journal “Satomi Shirai’s in-Between Portraits.” by Rebecca Horne. 9 Dec. 2011. Web.

The Washington Post “Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter –Identity that goes beyond
stereotypes.” by Michael O’Sullivan. 2 Sept. 2011. Print: p.16. and Web.,1211263/critic-review.html

BBC News “Artists explore the Asian-American experience.” 12 Aug. 2011. Web.

European Photography (Germany), No.89, June 2011. Print: p.42-46

Art World (China) “Satomi Shirai: Home and Home - Review of New Snapshot at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.” by Hitomi Oyama. March 2011 (No.250). Print: p.102

Photography Jounal Asahicamera (Japan) “Japanese Phtography of Today: Conversation between Takashi Honma: photographer and Noi Sawaragi: art critic. ” by Asahi Shimbun Publications. Feb 2011. Print: p.179-183.

Tokyo Shimbun News (Japan) “Satomi Shirai: Home and Home.” by Yoshiko Suzuki. Evening Issue,14 Jan. 2011. Print: P.8

The Japan Times (US) ‘Snapshots Cast Their Spell'; ‘Radiant Moments: The New Snapshot’ by Mark Thompson. 24 Dec. 2010. Web.

Radiant Moments, The New Snapshot: Contemporary Japanese Photography, Vol.9. (Japan) Ed. By Yoshiko Suzuki, Tetsuro Ishida, and Rumiko Ishida at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. 2010. Print:p.78-95.

Queens Chronicle (US) “Eastern eyes westernized: A Japanese view of American life/ Satomi Shirai, New York in My Life.” by Elizabeth Daley. 27 May (No.21), 2010. Print: p.27, 31, 33.

Queens (US) "Illusion Or Reality? : Home and Home - Photography by Satomi Shirai." 27 May, 2010. Web.

Photo District News /PDN (US) “The Digital Curator.” by Conor Risch. The Fine Art Issue, July 2009. Print: p.34-38.

Portrait of an Artist (online journals of the featured artists) by Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. 2009. Web.

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2008 (UK). by National Portrait Gallery Publications. London, 2008. Print: p.28

Asahi Shinbun News (Japan), Evening Issue. "What is beauty of a body and breasts?" June 22, 2002. Print: p.3

• Photography Journal Asahicamera (Japan). July Issue, 2001. "When mind gets naked in the affairs of life." Interview by Rika Shinoda. Print: p.235.

Koi no Uta – Collaboration book of Manyoshu waka (Japanese traditional short poems) and Photography (Japan). Edited by Katsuyuki Mieda. Kadokawa Shoten Publishing. 2001. Print.

Girly Photo. (Japan) Vol.1 March 2000
- “Girly Photo - Japanese Photography by young women after 1990 : conversation with Kotaro Iizawa, photography critic.” Print: p.118
- “Satomi Shirai – Photographing with female sensibility and leverage like male.” Interview by Naoki Saitoh. Print: p.123-125

Girly Photo. (Japan) Vol.2 “Feature stories of the three photographers.” Interview by Yasuko Sano. October 2000 Print: p.114-115

ASIA WEEK (Hong Kong) “Different Views – Japan’s derided women photographers are earning new recognition.” August 13, 1999. Print: p.36-37

Deja-vu Bis (Japan). Issue 18. May 25, 1999. "the reason why Satomi Shirai photographs him" by Yoko Sawada. Print: front cover and p.3

• Photography Journal Asahicamera (Japan). July Issue, 1998. Print:p.19-22

2010 --M.F.A. The City University of New York Hunter College
2006-2007 --International Center of Photography: the Full-Time Certificate Program, New York
1996 --B.A. Visual Communication Design Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan

Public Collections
• Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

• Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Art, Yamanashi, Japan