Midori Sato

  • Installation images from “Floréal” Nihonbashi Takashimaya S.C Art Gallery X, Tokyo, Japan, 2021 ©Midori Sato, photo by Osamu Sakamoto
  • Installation images from “Floréal” Nihonbashi Takashimaya S.C Art Gallery X, Tokyo, Japan, 2021 ©Midori Sato, photo by Osamu Sakamoto
  • Installation images from “Floréal” Nihonbashi Takashimaya S.C Art Gallery X, Tokyo, Japan, 2021 ©Midori Sato, photo by Osamu Sakamoto
  • Installation images from “Floréal” Nihonbashi Takashimaya S.C Art Gallery X, Tokyo, Japan, 2021 ©Midori Sato, photo by Osamu Sakamoto
  • Closet in My Garden in May 2021 acrylic and oil on canvas 162.2 x 130.4 cm ©︎Midori Sato
  • Closet in My Garden in April 2021 acrylic and oil on canvas 162.3 x 130.4 cm ©︎Midori Sato
  • Purple time dresses 2020 acrylic and oil on canvas 194.0 x 162.0 cm ©︎Midori Sato
  • Bouquet in the Yellow Light I 2020 91.0 x 72.7 cm ©️Midori Sato
  • Diaphanous pink window II 2019 glitter, oil and acrylic on canvas 194.2 x 259.3 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Flōra 2019 oil and acrylic on canvas 194.0 x 162.0 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Diaphanous pink window I 2019 glitter, oil and acrylic on canvas 194.5 x 259.3 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Installation view from "Diaphanous petals" at The Pola Art Museum, Atrium Gallery, Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan ©︎Midori Sato photo by Ken Kato
  • Installation view from "Diaphanous petals" at The Pola Art Museum, Atrium Gallery, Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan ©︎Midori Sato photo by Ken Kato
  • Installation view from "Diaphanous petals" at The Pola Art Museum, Atrium Gallery, Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan ©︎Midori Sato photo by Ken Kato
  • Installation view from "Diaphanous petals" at The Pola Art Museum, Atrium Gallery, Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan ©︎Midori Sato photo by Ken Kato
  • Installation view from "Diaphanous petals" at The Pola Art Museum, Atrium Gallery, Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan ©︎Midori Sato photo by Ken Kato
  • Installation view from "Bouquets" at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2019 ©︎Midori Sato
  • Installation view from "Bouquets" at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2019 ©︎Midori Sato
  • Installation view from "Bouquets" at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2019 ©︎Midori Sato
  • Installation view from "Bouquets" at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2019 ©︎Midori Sato
  • Bouquet de Février 2018 oil on canvas 65.2 × 54.1 cm ©︎Midori Sato
  • Installation view from "Reflections" at Roppongi Hills A/D Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2017 ©Midori Sato photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Reflections" at Roppongi Hills A/D Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2017 ©Midori Sato photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Reflections" at Roppongi Hills A/D Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2017 ©Midori Sato photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Reflections" at Roppongi Hills A/D Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2017 ©Midori Sato photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Aichi Triennale 2016 rainbow caravan" at Aichi, Japan, 2016 ©Midori Sato photo by Tetsuo Ito
  • Installation view from "Aichi Triennale 2016 rainbow caravan" at Aichi, Japan, 2016 ©Midori Sato photo by Tetsuo Ito
  • Installation view from "Aichi Triennale 2016 rainbow caravan" at Aichi, Japan, 2016 ©Midori Sato photo by Tetsuo Ito
  • Installation view from "Aichi Triennale 2016 rainbow caravan" at Aichi, Japan, 2016 ©Midori Sato photo by Tetsuo Ito
  • Installation view from "Aichi Triennale 2016 rainbow caravan" at Aichi, Japan, 2016 ©Midori Sato photo by Tetsuo Ito
  • Installation view from "Aichi Triennale 2016 rainbow caravan" at Aichi, Japan, 2016 ©Midori Sato photo by Tetsuo Ito
  • Pink tweed 2016-2017 acrylic and oil on mirror 60.5 × 60.5 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Installation view from "Secret Garden" at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2016 ©Midori Sato photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Secret Garden" at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2016 ©Midori Sato photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Secret Garden" at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2016 ©Midori Sato photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Secret Garden" at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2016 ©Midori Sato photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Yellow closet 2015 acrylic and oil on canvas 130.5 × 162 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Rouge shoe closet 2015 acrylic and oil on canvas 117.0 × 116.7 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Shoe closet I 2015 acrylic, oil on canvas 146.0 × 112.0 cm ©Midori Sato
  • Shoe shelves Ⅱ 2015 acrylic, oil on canvas 53.0 × 65.0 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
  • Pale blue shelves 2015 acrylic and oil on canvas 73.0 × 100.0 cm ©Midori Sato
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 ©Midori Sato
  • Carpet on mirror 2010 acrylic, artificial flowers, beads on mirror h.96.0 × w.74.0 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

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. She received M.F.A from Graduate School of Tokyo Zokei University in 2010. She studied in Paris as a recipient of the POLA Art Foundation award for overseas research in 2017.

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.

Her major solo exhibitions include “Diaphanous petals” (The Pola Art Museum, Atrium Gallery, Kanagawa, 2019), “Bouquet” (8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2019), “Orange Glow” (Green Art Flowers Gallery, Paris, France, 2018) and “Reflections” (Roppongi Hills A/D Gallery, Tokyo, 2017). She participated in group exhibitions such as “Aichi Triennale 2016 rainbow caravan” (Aichi, 2016) 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, Tokyo) and the artwork was housed in the Museum.

https://www.midorisato.com

Solo Exhibitions

2021 “Floréal” Nihonbashi Takashimaya S.C Art Gallery X, Tokyo, Japan [traveled to Takashimaya Osaka, Gallery NEXT, Osaka, Japan]
2019 “Diaphanous petals” The Pola Art Museum, Atrium Gallery, Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan
“Bouquets” 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
“Glimmer of night” SCÈNE, Tokyo, Japan
2018 “Orange glow” Green Art Flowers Gallery, Paris, France
2017 “Reflections” 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

2021 Yuichiro Moriyama & Midori Sato Exhibition “Scentful” ISETAN SALONE ART WALL, Tokyo, Japan
2020 “JR EAST meets ART @ Takanawa Gateway Fest” JR Takanawa Gateway Station, Tokyo, Japan
2019 “VOCA!” Dai-ichi Life Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
“Tomio Koyama Gallery: Works from the Gallery Artists and the Collection 4” 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2018 “Tomio Koyama Gallery: Works from the Gallery Artists and the Collection 3” 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2017 “Tomio Koyama Gallery: Works from the Gallery Artists and the Collection 2” 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
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



8/TV/101 Interview with Midori Sato

CREDIT
Executive Creative Director : Kenmei Nagaoka (D&DEPARTMENT PROJECT)
Producer : Mitsuko Matsuzoe (D&DEPARTMENT PROJECT)
Director: Masaya Suzuki
Camera : Hirotatsu Koarai
Music : Yuichi Nagao

Midori Sato “Bouquets”
January 31 - February 18, 2019
http://tomiokoyamagallery.com/en/exhibitions/sato-2018/