*1950 in Izu, Japan, lives in Graz, Austria
The work of Seiichi Furuya − the Japanese photographer now living in Graz, Austria − revolves as intensely as ever around the figure of his wife Christine, as he selects new images of her and continually rearranges and re-issues these images. In addition to numerous exhibitions, under the collective title ‘Mémoires’ five artist’s books have been released since 1989, all of which are dedicated to the memory of his wife − a visual labor to preserve her memory.
Since 1975, Furuya has had numerous exhibitions, both in Europe and overseas, at such venues as Forum Stadtpark and Camera Austria, Graz, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Albertina, Vienna, and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. More recently his work has been shown at Museum für Photographie Braunschweig, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Kunsthaus Dresden and GfzK Leipzig.