Composed with the faded colors of summer and memory, Sachiko Yoshimiya’s paintings offer new readings with each viewing. The seemingly simple compositions, often a mere indication of an interior space, guide the viewer to places of layered psychological experience. Combining primitive gestures of paint application with sophisticated awareness of color and light relationships, Yoshimiya creates canvases that are at once playful and contemplative. The simplification of form into sign opens the threshold for imagination to take root, and the presence of the artist’s hand lends to the visual and emotional impact of the works.

Born in Tokyo
2006 Earned Ph.D in Art from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music

Solo Exhibitions
2002 SPICA MUSEUM, Tokyo
2003 Gallery GAN, Tokyo
Gallery TSUBAKI, Tokyo
2004 Gallery GAN, Tokyo (The 8th Art Documents Support Program by SHISEIDO)
2006 Gallery SATORU, Tokyo
2007 William Morris, Tokyo
2008 Gallery KOBO CHIKA, Tokyo
Gallery Full Moon, Niigata
Gallery SATORU, Tokyo
2009 MAXVIN, Tokyo
Gallery Goto, Tokyo
coccineLLA, Tokyo
2010 Gallery Goto, Tokyo
2011 Gallery SATORU, Tokyo
2012 Gallery Goto, Tokyo
Ristorante CORTESIA, Tokyo
Restaurant Kaeriyama, Tokyo
2013 William Morris, Tokyo

Group Exhibitions
2001 [Taito-ku Collection Exhibition] University Hall, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo
[TOKYO WONDER WALL 2001] Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2002 [CAFÉ in MITO] Contemporary Art Center,Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki
2003 [The 5th Kumagai Morikazu Grand Prix Exibition] ARTPIA TSUKECHI KOUGEI PLAZA, Gifu
2004 [Teiten 2004-Each One’s World-] Gallery SATORU, Tokyo
[The Vision of Contemporary Art 2004] The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
2005 [Exhibition of Taito Ward Mayor’s Prize] Exhibition Hall of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo
2006 [Group Exhibition] NICHE GALLERY, Tokyo
2007 [The Asian Spirit & Soul] Seongnam Art Center, Korea
[YOKOHAMA Minatomirai Exhibition] Yokohama Civic Art Gallery, Kanagawa
[Shanghai Art Fair](from NICHE GALLERY)Shanghai MART, China
[Shanghai Art Fair Emerging Artists Exhibition] Shanghai MART, China
2008 [ART OSAKA 2008](from Gallery Kobo Chika)Hotel Dojima, Osaka
[Gunma Biennial for Young Artists,2008] The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma
2009 [Exhibition of 100 Chasing artists] NICHE GALLERY, Tokyo
[Prints & Drawings Exhibition by the staff of the women’s art junior college Art course] Gallery Hana, Tokyo
[Minatomirai YOKOHAMA 2009] Yokohama Civic Art Gallery, Kanagawa
[Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair 2009] (from Gallery SATORU) Tokyo Art Club, Tokyo
2010 The 12th anniversary Exhibition [Hommage to music] Gallery Goto, Tokyo
[New Works -2D-] Gallery SATORU, Tokyo
2011 [Concept to color | white] Gallery SATORU, Tokyo
[Pleasure in drawing] Gallery Goto ,Tokyo
[Mayor Award for the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Taito Ward Collection Exhibition] The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
[Affordable Art Fair] (from Peng Gallery) 7 West New York, USA
[Exhibition of Fresco] JAA Gallery, Tokyo

2001 Taito Ward Mayor’s Prize for the Graduation work
Mr.O Memorial Award for Graduation work
2003 8th Art Documents Support Program(ADSP) by SHISEIDO
2007 Special Award at Shanghai Art Fair Emerging Artists Exhibition, Shanghai
2009 Encouragement Award at the 8th Contemporary Japanese Art Association
2011 Grand prize at the 8th Contemporary Japanese Art Association

2005 - 2006 Participated in the maintenance and restoration work on the World Heritage Mosaics of Galla Placidia