Midori Sato

  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Pale blue shelves 2015 Acrylic and oil on cotton 73.0x100.0cm © Midori Sato
  • Installation view from “Embracing for Painting” at Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, 2015 © Midori Sato photo by Ken Kato
  • Installation view from “Embracing for Painting” at Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, 2015 © Midori Sato photo by Ken Kato
  • Installation view from “Embracing for Painting” at Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, 2015 © Midori Sato photo by Ken Kato
  • Installation view from “Embracing for Painting” at Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, 2015 © Midori Sato photo by Ken Kato
  • Installation view from “Embracing for Painting” at Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, 2015 © Midori Sato photo by Ken Kato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Botanical carpet Ⅰ 2015 Oil on cotton 60.6x60.6cm © Midori Sato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Floral boots Ⅰ Ⅱ(またはⅡ) 2015 Oil on cotton 27.5x22.5cm © Midori Sato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Floral pattern Ⅰ 2015 Oil on cotton 18.0x14.0cm © Midori Sato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Moonstone necklace 2014 Acrylic and oil on cotton 24.5x33.5cm © Midori Sato
  • Installation view from “Spring Closets” at Isetan Shinjuku Art Gallery, Tokyo 2015 © Midori Sato photo by Osamu Sakamoto
  • Installation view from “Spring Closets” at Isetan Shinjuku Art Gallery, Tokyo 2015 © Midori Sato photo by Osamu Sakamoto
  • Installation view from “Spring Closets” at Isetan Shinjuku Art Gallery, Tokyo 2015 © Midori Sato photo by Osamu Sakamoto
  • Installation view from “Spring Closets” at Isetan Shinjuku Art Gallery, Tokyo 2015 © Midori Sato photo by Osamu Sakamoto
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Violet closet.. 2015 Acrylic and oil on cotton 194x194cm © Midori Sato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sat ShoesshelfV 2015 Acrylic and oil on cotton 100.5x80.5cm © Midori Sato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Leaf green closet 2014-2015 Acrylic and oil on cotton 194.0x194.0cm © Midori Sato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Encrusted carpet I 2014 Acrylic and oil on cotton 33.5x24.5cm © Midori Sato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Rose pink closet 2014 Acrylic and oil on cotton 162.2x194cm © Midori Sato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Jacket I 2014 Acrylic and oil on cotton 72.8x60.5cm © Midori Sato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Black shoes 2014 Acrylic and oil on cotton 22.5x27.5cm © Midori Sato
  • Installation view from “A June House” at Dai-ichi Life South Gallery, Tokyo , 2015 © Midori Sato photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from “A June House” at Dai-ichi Life South Gallery, Tokyo , 2015 © Midori Sato photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Flower closet 2014 acrylic on cotton 259.0x194.0cm © Midori Sato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Pale mint carpet 2014 acrylic on cotton 259.0x194.0cm © Midori Sato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Bag shelf Ⅲ 2014 acrylic on cotton 162.5x130.5cm © MidoriSato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato English Rose garden 2014 acrylic on cotton 194.5x194.5cm © Midori Sato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Shelf Ⅴ 2014 acrylic on cotton 162.5x130.5cm © Midori Sato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Fluffy pink carpet 2014 acrylic on cotton 259.0x194.5cm © Midori Sato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Glass shelf Ⅲ 2014 acrylic on cotton 91.5x73.0cm © Midori Sato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Birds wallpaper Ⅱ 2014 Acrylic and oil on cotton 194x194cm © Midori Sato
  • 32_MiS-Pa-13-02 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Black carpet Ⅱ 2013 acrylic on cotton 130.3x194.0cm © Midori Sato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Pink closet 2013 acrylic on cotton 194.0x194.0cm © Midori Sato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Birds wallpaper 2013 acrylic on cotton 194.0x194.0cm © Midori Sato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Race Ⅰ 2012 acrylic on cotton 53.0x41.0cm © Midori Sato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Closet with flower carpet 2012 acrylic on cotton 193.9x259.1cm © Midori Sato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Embroidery dress I 2011 acrylic on cotton 91.0x72.7cm © Midori Sato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Shoes shelf 2011 acrylic on cotton 145.8x112.3cm © Midori Sato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Green carpet 2011 acrylic on cotton 145.5x112.0cm © Midori Sato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Flower closet 2014 acrylic on cotton 194.5x259.0cm © Midori Sato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato London ⅩⅠ 2011 ink on paper 10.5x14.0cm(frame) © Midori Sato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Lilac carpet 2010-2011 acrylic on cotton 162.0x110.0cm © Midori Sato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Carpet on mirror 2010 acrylic, artificial flowers, beads on mirror h.96.0xw.74.0x5.0cm © Midori Sato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Trunk 2010 acrylic paint on trunk h.35.0 x w.45.0 x d.15.5 cm © Midori Sato
  • 佐藤翠 Midori Sato Walk-in closet 2009 acrylic on cotton 227.0x182.0cm © 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

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

Group exhibitions

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