Artist Statement -

The recent themes of my paintings are imaginative world coming into my mind, while walking in hills and forests. Fresh air, smell of leaves and soils, color of greens, and singing of birds make me recall fairy tales: the witch living in the woods, dwarfs playing music, and so on.
It is my bold attempt to interpret invisible but natural miracles into picture planes with my skills focusing on color employment, brushstrokes and composition for those elements.

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Artist Exhibitions

Solo Exhibition
2011 Atelier Series Vol.7 Kikuko Sakota, Nishiwaki Okanoyama Museum of Art (Hyogo, 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)
2013 Cities: All Dimension Exhibition, Tokarska Gallery(London, U.K.)
2013 3rd Annual Be A Saint Valentine's Day Art Auction, Silvia White Gallery(S.F., 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 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)

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Artist Collections

Numerous private, corporate, museum, gallery and government collections detailed information coming soon.

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