Michihiro Sato

Michihiro Sato
1961 Takasaki, Gunma (Japan)

Statement about my works
The physical world is transient, and it is grasped as a temporal world in Buddhism. I feel this real world again with something fragile.

On the other hand, something fragile causes me to yearn for something permanent

Birth (or being alive) is grasped as a temporal world in contrast with death as a permanent world in Buddhism, and they are not taken up as two different things, but as one like the front and back of a coin. It seems to me that something fragile would be functioning as a device to enable me to overlook both worlds simultaneously.

Michihiro Sato

Biography
2004 onwards Living and working in Itami, Japan
2004 onwards Teaching at Osaka Univ. of Arts (Osaka) / Itami Jewellery College (Hyogo)
2002 – 2004 Studied and graduated from Metal Institute at Oslo National Academy of The Arts, Norway (M.A.)
1997 – 2002 Worked as a freelancer in Dusseldorf, Germany
1990 – 1995 Employed in an advertising agency, Dusseldorf, Germany
1988 – 1990 Visited the faculty of jewelry design at the Univ. of Pforzheim, Germany
1982 – 1986 Studied and graduated from Gunma University, majored in art education, Japan (B.A.)

Solo Exhibitions
2011 “Jewelry -Michihiro Sato-“, gallery O2, Tokyo (JP)
2010 “Jewelry -Michihiro Sato-“, gallery Nokiha, Tokushima (JP)
2005 “The Sympathy with Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman”, solo exhibition, gallery Arai, Tokyo (JP)

Group Exhibitions
2011 “International Metal Art Exhibition and Seminar”, Beijing World Art Museum, Beijing (CN)
2011 “Schmuck auf Japanisch”, gallery Michaela Binder, Berlin (DE)
2011 “By The Sea / Beyond The Forest”, A-Gallerii, Tallin (EE)
2011 “SODAMore”, gallery SODA, Istanbul (TR)
2011 “Art Fair Kyoto”, Hotel Monterey, Kyoto (JP)
2011 “Collect”, The Saatchi Gallery, London (GB)
2011 “Creators in Kansai Region”, The Museum of Arts & Crafts Itami, Hyogo (JP)
2010 “From Things to Spiritual Things”, The Kyoto University Museum, Kyoto (JP)
2010 “Monokeiro”, Kyoto Kyohakuin, Kyoto (JP)
2009 “Maike Dahl + Michihiro Sato”, 2-Person Exhibition, gallery Detail3, Dusseldorf (DE)
2009 “La Creme”, gallery Lesley Craze, London (GB)
2008 “Collect”, V&A Museum, London (GB)
2008 “Knot”, 3-Person Exhibition, Seikado gallery, Kyoto (JP), supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy / Tokyo
2008 “Memorable”, Gana Art Gallery, Seoul (KR)
2008 “International Paper Jewellery”, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh (GB)
2008 “Ring for Planet Earth”, gallery deux poissons, Tokyo (JP)
2008 “Three Dimentional Miniature Works”, Wacoal Ginza Art Space, Tokyo (JP) / gallery Maronie, Kyoto (JP)
2008 “Contemporary Japanese Jewellery”, KEIKO gallery, Boston (US)
2008 “Remember-Ring”, gallery Beeld & Aambeeld, Enschede (NL) / National Craft Gallery, Kikenny (IE) /
2008 gallery Cebra, Dusseldorf (DE)
2008 “Paper Jewelry exhibition”, gallery C.A.J., Kyoto (JP)
2008 “4-Person-Exhibition” English and Japanese Jewelry Artists (UK-Japan 2008 official event), gallery Si, Kobe (JP)
2008 “Exchange Exhibition – Korean and Japanese Jewelry Artists”, gallery Kyo, Tokyo (JP)
2007 “Faltungen”, gallery Eva Maisch, Wuerzburg (DE)
2007 “Paper Jewelry”, gallery Lesley Craze, London (GB)
2007 “Re-Create”, gallery C.A.J., Kyoto (JP)
2006 “Japanese Art Jewelry Today-Transfiguration”, The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo,Tokyo (JP)
2006 “Paper Jewelry”, two-person exhibition, gallery CAJ, Kyoto (JP)
2006 “Jewelry from Paper”, 2-Person Exhibition, gallery Hanne Bay Luehrsen, Flensburg (DE)
2006 “The International Metalwork”, Shizuoka Univ. of Art and Culture, Hamamatsu (JP)
2006 “5 Japanese Jewelry Artists”, Wacoal Ginza Art Space, Tokyo (JP)
2006 “Floating Object”, Wacoal Ginza Art Space, Tokyo (JP) / gallery Maronie, Kyoto (JP)
2006 “Metal Element-Beyond”, Takumi studio, Gifu (JP) / gallery Gac, Seoul (KR)
2005 “Art Twente Sieraad – Quartets in Materials”, RAI, Amsterdam (NL)
2005 “Contemporary Jewelry from Japan”, Object Gallery, Sydney (AU)
2005 “5 Japanese Jewelry Artists”, gallery Maronie, Kyoto (JP)
2004 “5 Japanese Jewelry Artists”, gallery Electrum, London (GB)
2004 “The Enchanted Man”, Fondazione di Sartirana Arte – Castello di Sartirana, Pavia (IT)
2003 “4 Japanese Jewelry Artists”, gallery Orfeo, Cologne (DE)
2003 “WASHI Japanese Paper, Arts and Crafts”, Theodor-Zink-Museum, Kaiserslautern (DE)
2002 “Kirsch Blueten – 8 Blossoms -“, gallery Cebra, Duesseldorf (DE) / gallery Vramans, Amsterdam (NL) /
2002 gallery Beeld & Aambeeld, Enschede (NL)
2002 “Arts and Crafts from Korea and Japan”, gallery Sagan, Seoul (KR)
2002 “Schmuck 2002”, International Exhibition Hall, Munich (DE)

Awards
2008 The grant of the Royal Norwegian Embassy (JP)
2006 The grant of the Japan Foundation (JP)
2003 The grant of the Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation (JP)
2002 The Norwegian Governmental Scholarship 2002/2003 (NO)
2002 Grand prix : Japan Jewelry Art Exhibition (JP)
2002 Excellent prize : Asahi Modern Craft Exhibition (JP)
2001 Grand prix : International Craft Exhibition Itami -Jewelry- (JP)

Collections
2008 The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh (GB)
2008 The Alice and Louis Koch Collection, Basel (CH)
2004 The Marzee Collection, gallery Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)
2001 The Museum of Arts and Crafts Itami, Hyogo (JP)

Publications
2012 “Paper Works”, Sandu Publishing, Guangzhou (CN)
2011 “International Metal Art Exhibition and Seminar”, Beijing World Art Museum, Beijing (CN)
2011 “Sublime -New Design and Architecture from Japan-“, Die Gestalten Verlag GmbH & Co.KG, Berlin (DE)
2010 “Monokeiro”, Bigaku Shuppan, Tokyo (JP)
2008 “Collect”, Crafts Council, London (GB)
2008 “Remember-Ring”, gallery Beeld & Aambeeld, Enschede (NL) / National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny (IE) /
2008 gallery Cebra, Dusseldorf (DE)
2006 “Japanese Art Jewelry Today-Transfiguration”, The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo,Tokyo (JP)
2006 “Oita Asian Skulpture Exhibition”, Asakura Fumio Memorial Hall, Oita (JP)
2004 “Graduate Show”, gallery Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)
2003 “WASHI Japanese Paper, Arts and Crafts”,Theodor-Zink-Museum, Kaiserslautern (DE)
2002 “Schmuck 2002”, Handwerkskammer fuer Muenchen und Oberbyern, Munich (DE)
2002, ’05 “Asahi Modern Craft Exhibition”, The Asahi Shinbun Company, Tokyo (JP)
2002, ’04, ’06 “Japan Jewellery Art Exhibition”, Japan Jewelry Design Association, Tokyo (JP)
2001, ’00 “International Craft Exhibition Itami”, The Museum of Arts and Crafts Itami, Hyogo (JP) (JP)
1996, ’03 “Japan Craft Exhibition”, Japan Craft Design Association, Tokyo (JP)

Lectures, Workshops, etc.
2011 Competition judge at the Itami International Jewelry Exhibition, The Museum of Arts and Crafts Itami, Hyogo (JP)
2009 Competition judge at the Itami International Jewelry Exhibition, The Museum of Arts and Crafts Itami, Hyogo (JP)
2009 Slide Lecture “My Jewelry Works”, Inamori Foundation Memorial Hall / Kyoto Univ., Kyoto (JP)
2008 Slide lecture, Sookmyng Women’s University, Seoul (KR)
2008 Workshop for children “Pin brooch made by drawing pin”, The Museum of Arts and Crafts Itami, Hyogo (JP)
2007 Workshop for children “Pin brooch made by drawing pin”, The Museum of Arts and Crafts Itami, Hyogo (JP)
2006 Gallery talk, The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo (JP)
2006 Slide lecture: “Paper Jewelry – Precious Material”, Kyungsung University, Busan (KR)