Midori Sato

  • Pale blue shelves 2015 acrylic and oil on canvas 73.0 × 100.0 cm ©Midori Sato
  • installation view from "Embracing for Painting" Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, 2015 ©Midori Sato, photo by Ken Kato
  • installation view from "Embracing for Painting" Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, 2015 ©Midori Sato, photo by Ken Kato
  • installation view from "Embracing for Painting" Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, 2015 ©Midori Sato, photo by Ken Kato
  • installation view from "Embracing for Painting" Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, 2015 ©Midori Sato, photo by Ken Kato
  • installation view from "Embracing for Painting" Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, 2015 ©Midori Sato, photo by Ken Kato
  • Floral pattern Ⅰ 2015 oil on canvas 18.0 × 14.0 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Floral boots Ⅲ 2015 oil on canvas 27.5 × 22.5 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Botanical carpet Ⅰ 2015 oil on canvas 60.6 × 60.6 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Leaf green closet 2014-2015 acrylic and oil on canvas 194.0 × 194.0 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Shoesshelf V 2015 acrylic and oil on canvas 100.5 × 80.5 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Violet closet 2015 acrylic and oil on canvas 194 × 194 cm ©Midori Sato
  • installation view from "Spring Closets" Isetan Shinjuku Art Gallery, Tokyo, 2015 ©Midori Sato, photo by Osamu Sakamoto
  • installation view from "Spring Closets" Isetan Shinjuku Art Gallery, Tokyo, 2015 ©Midori Sato, photo by Osamu Sakamoto
  • installation view from "Spring Closets" Isetan Shinjuku Art Gallery, Tokyo, 2015 ©Midori Sato, photo by Osamu Sakamoto
  • installation view from "Spring Closets" Isetan Shinjuku Art Gallery, Tokyo, 2015 ©Midori Sato, photo by Osamu Sakamoto
  • Black shoes 2014 acrylic and oil on canvas 22.5 × 27.5 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Moonstone necklace 2014 acrylic and oil on canvas 24.5 × 33.5 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Encrusted carpet I 2014 acrylic and oil on canvas 33.5 × 24.5 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Jacket I 2014 acrylic and oil on canvas 72.8 × 60.5 cm ©Midori Sato
  • installation view from "A June House" Dai-ichi Life South Gallery, Tokyo, 2015 ©Midori Sato, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from "A June House" Dai-ichi Life South Gallery, Tokyo, 2015 ©Midori Sato, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Birds wallpaper Ⅱ 2014 acrylic and oil on canvas 194 × 194 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Rose pink closet 2014 acrylic and oil on canvas 162.2 × 194 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Glass shelf Ⅲ 2014 acrylic on canvas 91.5 × 73.0 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Shelf Ⅴ 2014 acrylic on canvas 162.5 × 130.5 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Bag shelf Ⅲ 2014 acrylic on canvas 162.5 × 130.5 cm ©MidoriSato
  • English Rose garden 2014 acrylic on canvas 194.5 × 194.5 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Fluffy pink carpet 2014 acrylic on canvas 259.0 × 194.5 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Flower closet 2014 acrylic on canvas 194.5 × 259.0 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Pale mint carpet 2014 acrylic on canvas 259.0 × 194.0 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Birds wallpaper 2013 acrylic on canvas 194.0 × 194.0 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Pink closet 2013 acrylic on canvas 194.0 × 194.0 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Black carpet Ⅱ 2013 acrylic on canvas 130.3 × 194.0 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Closet with flower carpet 2012 acrylic on canvas 193.9 × 259.1 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Race Ⅰ 2012 acrylic on canvas 53.0 × 41.0 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Green carpet 2011 acrylic on canvas 145.5 × 112.0 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Embroidery dress I 2011 acrylic on canvas 91.0 × 72.7 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Shoes shelf 2011 acrylic on canvas 145.8 × 112.3 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Lilac carpet 2010-2011 acrylic on canvas 162.0 × 110.0 cm ©Midori Sato
  • London ⅩⅠ 2011 ink on paper 10.5 × 14.0 cm (frame) ©Midori Sato
  • Carpet on mirror 2010 acrylic, artificial flowers, beads on mirror h.96.0 × w.74.0 × d.5.0 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Trunk 2010 acrylic paint on trunk h.35.0 × w.45.0 × d.15.5 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Walk-in closet 2009 acrylic on canvas 227.0 × 182.0 cm ©Midori Sato

A closet packed full of colorful dresses, an array of high-heeled shoes on shelves, vividly colored flowers:Midori Sato shows us things that every woman yearns to see. Yet if we turn our attention to the details of her work, bold brushstrokes and an intentionally uneven paint coating tinge her subject matter with the contours of abstraction. This abstraction demonstrates the force of the power that draws the viewer into the picture plane.

Midori Sato was born in 1984 in Aichi Prefecture. She graduated from Oil Painting Course, School of Art, Nagoya University of Arts in 2008, and studied at Ecole nationale des beaux arts de Dijion, France as an exchange student in 2008. She received M.F.A from Graduate School of Tokyo Zokei University in 2010. Her major solo exhibitions include TWS-Emerging 140 ”Blissful moments” (Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo, 2010), TWS-Emerging Plus”Point Marie” (Tokyo Wonder Site Art Café kurage, 2011) , “Project N 48” (Tokyo Opera City Arty Gallery, Tokyo,2012) and “My Precious Room”(Tomio Koyama Gallery, Kyoto, 2012). She live painted at Shinjuku Isetan, on the second floor where has just remodeled in 2013. She exhibited at Art Award Tokyo Matunouchi 2008 and 2010, and received the Tomio Koyama Prize in 2010. Her group exhibitions include “Tokyo Wonder Wall 2009” (Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 2009) , “Tokyo Painting 2” (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo,2013) and “Embracing for Painting” (Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, 2015) In 2013, she received the Ohara Museum of Art Prize at “VOCA 2013″(The Ueno Royal Museum).

Solo exhibitions

2018 "Orange glow" Green Art Flowers Gallery, Paris, France
2017 Roppongi Hills A/D Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2016 "Eternal Moment" SCÈNE, Tokyo, Japan
"Secret Garden" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2015 "Spring Closets" ISETAN ART EXHIBITION, Tokyo, Japan
2014 "Fascinated Times" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"A June House" Dai-ichi Life Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2013 Isetan Live Painting, Isetan Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
2012 Project N 48 SATO Midori , Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery Corridor, Tokyo, Japan
"My Precious Room" TKG Editions Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
2011 "TWS Emerging Plus: Pont Marie" Tokyo Wonder Site Art Cafe 'Kurage', Tokyo, Japan
2010 "TWS Emerging 140: Blissful moments" Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Japan

Group exhibitions

2016 "ZOKEI NEXT 50" 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
"Aichi Triennale 2016 rainbow caravan" Nagoya/ Okazaki, Aichi, Japan
Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan
2015 "Works from the Gallery Artists and the Collection" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Sky Over l" Art Lab Aichi Otsubashi, Chojamachi, Aichi, Japan
"Embracing for Painting" Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2014 "Artists from a.a.t.m. 2007-2013" ART AWARD TOKYO MARUNOUCHI 2014 Special Exhibition, Gyoko-dori Underground Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Ohara Contemporary at Musabi" Musashino Art University Museum & Library, Tokyo, Japan
"Ginza Mitsukoshi x Tomio Koyama Gallery, Art Sellection" Gallery, Ginza Mitsukoshi, Tokyo, Japan
2013 "Tokyo Painting 2" Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan
"VOCA 2013" The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan
"Ohara Contemporary" Ohara Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan
"Ginza Mitsukoshi × Tomio Koyama Gallery Art Selection" Ginza Mitsukoshi 8th Floor Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Japan Art Exhibition" Isetan Singapore
"Cho-Kyoto 2013, Contemporary Art at Today’s Machiya in Kyoto"
Model House Exhibition Place KYOMO, Kyoto, Japan
2012 Hong Kong + Japan crossing partnership in creativity, Hong Kong Desiners Week, Hong Kong
"天天向上―Tian Tian Xiang Shang" Marunouchi Marucube, Tokyo, Japan
"Blindsight" MA2 Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2010 "Art Award Tokyo 2010" Gyoko-dori Underground Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Unique Commons" Nagoya University of Art A&D center, Aichi, Japan
"REV Open studio" REV, Kanagawa, Japan
2009 "Tokyo Wonder Wall 2009" Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
"M-polyphony ‘09" Zokei Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2008 "Selected Exhibition, Nagoya University of Art Selection" Gallery Yamaguchi, Tokyo, Japan
"Atelier" Nagoya Shisei Shiryokan, Aichi, Japan
"Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2008" Gyoko-dori Underground Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Montblanc Young Artist Patronage in Japan" Montblanc Boutique Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
"Post Theater" Ome Art Program 2008, Tokyo, Japan
2007 "Exchanged" Nagoya University of Arts X ridge Gallery, Aichi, Japan

Public collections

Montblanc Japan
Ohara Museum of Art
Shiseido

Awards

2013 "VOCA 2013" Judge’s prize of Ohara Museum of Art
2010 "Art Award Tokyo 2010" judge’s prize of Tomio Koyama