Kikuko Sakota
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This is the first time to post my painting and I've just finished it.I wonder what is the next move to improve my skills?See More
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A Travel in My Heart

"Again, nice use of the off-white and the thin scratches or marks in the lower left are nice touches."
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"Your pieces carry a lot of classic femininity which works for you but don't be afraid to add a little more masculinity like you did with the blue and green in the lower right. Though the little hint of it and the subtlety is a classic Japanese…"
Mar 6, 2014
Neil S Howe commented on Kikuko Sakota's photo

Travel without a Map

"I really like, at the top, where it looks like you have scratched or incised into a layer of paint to show the one underneath. All of your pieces are very layered which adds a lot of depth. I may be biased but I like them."
Mar 6, 2014
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"The other thing that I find really compelling is the pastel lines wthat accentuate the surface texture."
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"I like the white/off-white in this and the shadows of layers underneath. That is a really successful technique for you."
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Solo Exhibition

2011 The Recent Work, Okanoyama Museum of Art Nishiwaki(Nishiwaki, Japan)
2009 Kikuko Sakota Monogatari, (The Stories)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 Pout Exhibition, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art (Kobe, Japan)(scheduled)
2013 Cities: All Dimension Exhibition, Tokarska Gallery(London, U.K.)
2013 3rd Annual Be A Saint Valentine's Day Art Auction, Silvia White Gallery(Ventura,
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 Group Show, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art (Kobe, Japan)
2010 28th Annual Juried Exhibition, Pleiades Gallery (N.Y., U.S.A.)
2008 The Invitation 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
Toa Gallery(Kobe, Japan)
2000 The 5th Pou Group Exhibition, Gallery Oscar (Kobe, Japan)
1999 The 4th Pou Group Exhibition, Gallery Lolo (Kakogawa, Japan)
Represented by Gallery Gora, Montreal Canada

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 Left the Graduate School, California State University, Domingus Hills, U.S.A. (enrolled in 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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Solo show

Posted on August 18, 2011 at 12:01am 0 Comments

This is the latest works in my solo show in local museum in Japan.

Group Show in Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 10:29pm 0 Comments

 This is the photo of a group show at the local art museum.  I am going to hold a solo show in the local museum in this summer.

Juried Exhibition

Posted on August 1, 2010 at 12:09am 0 Comments

Now one of my paintings is exhibited in a Juried Exhbition.

It is the 28th Annual Juried Exhibition, Pleiades Gallery.

I am so luckey to have my painting selected.

But now I cannot go to NY because I am working in the office.

Hope I can have a solo show in NY again.

I paint butterfly

Posted on April 10, 2009 at 7:37am 0 Comments

I often paint butterfly. A owner of Gallery Shimada, Kobe (it's 7th largest city in Japan) asked me why I paint it persistently. I did not know why.

According to the book "Symbolism", Penguin, butterfly means metamorphosis.

Its larva turns into cocoon and finally into butterfly. When it is lava, it eats vegetables and not favorable to mankind. But when it becomes adult, it eats aphids to protect plants.

It may sound boastful but I… Continue

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At 9:22am on December 5, 2013, Resident Curator said…

Thank you very much for the complements Kikuko. I admire your works fresh color and abstraction.

At 9:36am on July 25, 2009, Ann De C*** said…
very powerfull, beautiful colors .... I like your works
At 7:27pm on July 7, 2009, Sherry Tiger-Landry said…
Very inspiring.

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