Haruna Kawanishi, b. 1979 in Tokyo, experiments with symbolic-laden pluralities of meaning in her photographic and video art work.  Since graduating from Nihon University College of Art in 2002, she has participated in the Vendôme Photography Festival (France); the 59th Venice International Film Festival (Italy); and the Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Films (Spain), and was granted honorable mention for three consecutive years (2009-2011) by the International Photography Awards (Los Angeles, CA).  In 2010 she was selected as one of the 10 most up-and-coming Japanese artists by photographic magazine PHaTPHOTO.

Haruna Kawanishi is represented in Japan, where she currently resides, by Gallery 21.

2013   TOKYO-GA by Time Out Tokyo, Daikanyama Tsutaya Books, Japan
               Making map, Athens Photo Festival, Greece
2012   TOKYO-GA, New York Photo Festival, NY
               Internasjonal Fotografiutstilling, Sunnhordland Museum, Norway
               TOKYO-GA, Gallery 21, Tokyo, Japan
2011   Alpilles-Provence'art, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France
               Breezeless, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, New York, NY
2010   10 up-and-coming artists by PHaTPHOTO, Tokyo Institute of Photography, Japan               

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