English photographer Michael Kenna conveys intense emotions through his camera: his primary concern is to create visual haikus, ethereal landscapes where the viewer’s gaze dissolves into contemplation and silence. His body of work is composed of black and white images that he creates by utilising both intricate and classic techniques. As a result of his meticulous attention to detail, Kenna’s work is technically flawless and of the highest quality.

Michael Kenna
Michael Kenna
Widnes, 1953

Past Exhibitions

How the Artists Meditate

Savina Museum of Contemporary Art
12/09/2018 — 31/01/2019

Solo Shows

Snowland. Gallery KONG, Seoul, South Korea
Ink Artistic Conception of Invisible Mountain. Timeless Gallery, Beijing, China
Michael Kenna. Lorena Callirro Galeria, Monterrey, Mexico
Michael Kenna. Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris, France
Oneiros. Galeria Valid Foto, Barcelona, Spain
Toujours Michael Kenna. Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA
Abruzzo and other New Work. G.Gibson Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA
Philosopher’s Tree. Blue Lotus Gallery, Hong Kong
A 45 Year Odyssey, 1973-2018. Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
HOLGA and Recent Work. Gallery Art Unlimited, Tokyo, Japan

Photographies Recentes. Galerie Troncin-Denis, Nancy, France
The Rouge. G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA
Michael Kenna. Museo de Artes Visuales, Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogota, Colombia
Poetry of Landscape. Leonhard’s Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Confessionali and Abruzzo. Beetles and Huxley Gallery, London, England
Abruzzo and Confessionali. Albrecht Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Abruzzo and Confessionali. Weston Gallery, Carmel, California, USA
Poetry of Landscape. La Photographie Galerie, Knokke, Belgium
Imprinted Times: Italy, France and Japan. Art Gallery, Seibu Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan
Forms of Japan. FotoIstanbul. O Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
Abruzzo. Micamera, Milan, Italy
Abruzzo and Recent Photographs. Gallery Art Unlimited, Tokyo, Japan
Confessionali. San Spiridione Church, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Ink Artistic Conception of Invisible Mountain. S & S Gallery, Nantong, China

Group Shows

New York, New York. Galerie Box, Brussels, Belgium
La beauté des lignes. Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
Un photographe pour Eurazeo. Maison Européene de a Photographie, Paris, France
Terres de riz. Musée Guimet, Paris, France
Intimate Landscapes. Gallery Art Unlimited, Tokyo, Japan
Fotomuseo 20th Anniversary. Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño, Bogota, Colombia
40e Estivales photographiques du Trégor. Galerie l’Imagerie, Lannion, France
Private Collection to Public Treasure: Karen Johnson Boyd. Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Flores. Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris, France
How the Artists Meditate. Savina Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
La beauté des lignes. La Fondation Caillebotte, Yerres, France
Le Mont-St-Michel. Musée des Plans-Reliefs, Invalides, Paris, France


Recent Acquisitions. Paul Paletti Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Birds of a Feather. Robert Mann Gallery, New York City, New York, USA
Pop Up exhibition. G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA
Oscillation. Chateau d’Eau Museum, Toulouse, France
Todo Paesaie. Galeria Quetzalli, Oaxaca, Mexico
Les Paysages Francais. BnF-Francois Mitterand, Paris, France
Perfect Brightness: Discovery and Escape in Contemporary Photography. Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Auteurs/Amateurs. Galerie Box, Brussels, Belgium
Into the Woods: Trees in Photography. Victoria and Albert Musuem, London, England

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Widnes Country of birth: UK Date of birth: 1953 Lives in: Seattle, USA