1949 Born in Tokyo.
1972 Shibata begins his career as a painter, majoring in painting at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.
1975-76 Studies painting and printmaking at the Royal Academy in Ghent, Belgium.
1983 Begins his series, The Quintessence of Japan, photographing landscapes from around the country.
1987 Becomes a Professor at the Tokyo College of Photography.
1995 Commissioned by Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art to photograph the United States.
1993 Toshio Shibata, The Art Institute of Chicago.
1995 Toshio Shibata: Landscape Photographs, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio.
1996 Toshio Shibata: The Edge of Nature, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York.
1997 Toshio Shibata, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.