Shinya Masuda was born 1965 in Nagoya, Japan. He currently lives in Tokyo.
A French chef turned photographer.
After graduating from Nagano Art and Design School, majoring in Visual Communication Design, he worked as a commercial photographer at photography department of design production company.
He then met Mr. HASHI, the Action Still Life photographer in New York, and studied under him for a year and half at HASHI STUDIO TOKYO.
He now works as an artist.
In 2013, after winning an award at art competition in London, he has begun working internationally.
In 2018, he participated at World Photo Festival in Italy and Contemporary Photography Biennale in Paris for the first time.
In 2019, with support from The Center for Fine Art Photography, his first solo show in United States will open in October.
2017 “Hanafuda Shouzoku” Sony Imaging Gallery Ginza,Tokyo
2016 “Katsuko” Artemis Art Gallery, Publika,Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards Exhibition)
Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 Portfolio ShowCase Volume 12,The Center for Fine Art Photography,State of Colorado Fort Collins,USA
2019 Portfolio 2019,Atlanta Photography Group (APG)
2018 LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards Exhibition,Klompching Gallery,Brooklyn,NY
2017 LensCulture Winter Exhibition,Klompching Gallery,Brooklyn,NY
2017 Sony World Photography Awards ,Sony Imaging Gallery Ginza,Tokyo
2017 8th Annual Center Forward Exhibition,The Center for Fine Art Photography,State of Colorado Fort Collins,USA
2017 The Fence,Brooklyn,Boston,Atlanta,Houston,Santa Fe,Durham,Denver,and Calgary,USA and CANADA
2017 Sony World Photography Awards 2017,Somerset House,London,UK
2016 FAUX Exhibition,The Center for Fine Art Photography,State of Colorado Fort Collins,USA
Awards & Honors
2019 Portfolio ShowCase12 (ShowCase Solo Exhibition Award Winner)
2018 Critical Mass Top 50 (Top 50)
2017 LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards (Winner)
2017 Sony World Photography Awards (Professional Group Still Life Category 2nd Place)
2017 8th Annual Center Forward Exhibition (Director's Honorable Mention)
2017 The Seventh Annual Exposure Photography Award (Winner)
2016 FAUX Exhibition (Director's Honorable Mention)
2018 Biennale of the Tangible Image (MAIRIE DU 20EME ARR.,Paris)
2018 Umbria World Fest (PALAZZO TRINCI,Foligno,Italy)
2018 Color Cue Explorations in Perception Projection (SantaFe,USA)
Features / Publications
2018 National Geographic ITALIA
2018 Issue No.13 of AINT - BAD
2018 Italian newspaper “il manifesto ” (Nov 10, 2018)Umbria World Fest 2018
2018 The Best of LensCulture, Vol. 2
2018 Gente di Fotografia Numero71 Photographic Culture Magazine,Italy
2018 NRC Media Holding,Amsterdam