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Kikuko Sakota

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What does painting mean to me? Painting is the process to interpret the moments I live in and feel, and then depict them into the two dimentional framework on canvases.

I used to paint flowers and butterflies of which natural power I admire onto the large canvases as if I were smaller than those objects in size. Because the power to open petals and fly in the long distance with thin wings are stronger than the power of mine.

What I have been trying to do currently is to depict some ideas, plots, objects, places, and messages of fairly stories that I read in my childhood, or some music lingering in my mind. My attempt is to manipulate brush strokes to render power to clors to talk loud. Very occasionally my approach works while I am prodding to paint and suddenly notice acrylics create layers by themselves which I do not expect.


Solo Exhibition

2011 Atelier Series Vol.7 Kikuko Sakota, Nishiwaki Okanoyama Museum of Art (Hyogo, Japan)

2009 Kikuko Sakota Monogatari, Gallery Shimada Deux(Kobe, Japan)

2006 pink, blue, pink yellow, pink blue, pink, blue, Big Pagoda (San Francisco, U.S.A.)

2005 The Recent Work, Gallery Gora (Montreal, Canada)

2005 Kikuko Sakota Volume 3, Atelier TK (Tokyo, Japan) 2004 Blooming, Caelum Gallery (N.Y., U.S.A.)

2002 The Energy in Progress, Gallery Kitanozaka (Kobe, Japan)


Group Exhibition

2013  Pouten Group Exhibition, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art (Kobe, Japan)

2013 Cities: All Dimension Exhibition, Tokarska Gallery(London, U.K.)

2013 3rd Annual Be A Saint Valentine's Day Art Auction, Silvia White Gallery(Ventua., U.S.A.)

2013 Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center For Digital Art (L.A., U.S.A.)

2012 Art Imagine Small Work Group Show, Art Imagine Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)

2010 Pouten II Exhibition, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art(Kobe, Japan)

2010 The Group Exhibition What Is The Meaning of Art?, Art-Imagine Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)

2010 Annual Juried Exhibiton, Pleiades Gallery (N.Y., U.S.A.)

2008 The Group Exhibition, Big Pagoda(San Francisco, U.S.A.)

2007 The 30th Pou Group Exhibition, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art(Kobe, Japan)

2004 The 16th Pou Group Exhibition, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art (Kobe, Japan)

2004 Madrid Art Saloon, Galerie Catarsis (Madrid, Spain)

2003 The 13th Pou Group Exhibition, The Art Civic Center (Kobe, Japan)

2003 Three Person Show, Caelum Gallery (N.Y., U.S.A.)

2003 International Group Show, Caelum Gallery (N.Y., U.S.A.)

2002 International Group Show, Caelum Gallery (N.Y., U.S.A.)

2002 The 7th Pou Group Exhibition, Himeji City Museum of Art (Himeji, Japan)

2001 Two Persons Show, Order of Energy, Katina Huston & Kikuko Sakota

2001 Toa Gallery(Kobe, Japan)

2000 The 5th Pou Group Exhibition, Gallery Oscar (Kobe, Japan) 1

999 The 4th Pou Group Exhibition, Gallery Lolo (Kakogawa, Japan)


1997-2004  Studied in the workshop of Ms. Toshiko Tochihara, registered in New York Public Library and MOMA

2000       Studied under Ms. Mary Weatherford and others in Summer School of Otis College of Art

1997      Studied under Ms. Katina Huston and other in San Francisco School of Art

1997       Studied under Ms. Amanda Townsend in Macregar School of Southern Queensland University

1997        Enrolled at the Graduate School, California State University, Domingus Hills, U.S.A. ( the Department of Liberal Arts, Correspondence Course)

1984     B.A. in English Language and Literature, Faculty of Humanities, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan


2003    Selected in Zero Exhibition(Osaka, Japan)

2002    Award of Museum of Arts, Himeji City Art Exhibition, (Hyogo, Japan)

2000    Honorary Mention, Kobe City Art Exhibition, (Hyogo, Japan)


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