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Satsuki Shibuya

Satsuki Shibuya

Satsuki Shibuya

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About Satsuki Shibuya

Satsuki Shibuya is an artist, poet, and spiritual thinker whose work represents her way of translating the energy of the unseen, spiritual world into something more tangible. Born and raised in the constant activity of Los Angeles, California, her work blends the powers of art and spirituality, and it is this combination that allows her to connect deeply with others, more accurately define her art, and better understand her identity as an individual.


Satsuki’s earliest creative exploration was in music, primarily piano and vocals. After spending time in the music industry, she felt herself pulled into the visual arts and pursued that initially through graphic and product design. Following an extended illness that took her away from her profession and allowed her to connect more deeply with her spirituality and her soul, Satsuki was called to painting. With brush in hand, she lets emotion and feeling guide her work. She began to explore peace with her own identity as second-generation Japanese by recognizing that belonging is about those in your life rather than where you physically sit. Today, Satsuki continues seeking the harmony her ear was trained to find by translating experiences beneath the surface into something that in turn helps others connect with themselves and the world in a way that often eludes explanation.


Regardless of how her work takes shape, Satsuki knows the purpose is not in the making or the medium. Rather, she creates to express to others what she feels and experiences beyond daily existence with the hope that her art may serve as the catalyst that allows them to discover a deeper purpose for themselves by responding to this energy with sensations all their own.

 

STATEMENT

"I want people to feel connected not necessarily with my work, but through it. I see myself less as the artist and more as the medium through which the universe communicates the harmony that moves between us. Love is foundational to every human connection and, with my art, I strive to express the energy behind this emotion through visual representation in whatever form necessary. As a result, my art connects deeply to my spiritual practice and is driven by the energies and auras I experience. This helps guide everything from the medium itself to the colors and the way the brush responds in my hand.

 

The forces that define us are often experienced beyond day to day life, and I hope to support others by enabling them to experience these forces in a way that is uniquely theirs. I’m drawn to both visual representations in various mediums and the written word, and I combine the two in some of my work as a way of painting with language and speaking with form and color. Working in this way adds depth and detail to how the often-unseen world shows itself to me and allows me to more accurately translate what I experience." - Satsuki Shibuya

 

EDUCATION

2004 BS, Music Industry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

2009 BA, Communication Arts (Graphic Design), Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Moments, Show + Tell, Los Angeles, California, 2016

Tête-À-Tête, Salad Bowl, Tokyo, Japan, 2016

Flow, Poketo, Los Angeles, California, 2015

Into The Light, Do Design, Madrid, Spain, 2015

Calm Chaos no. 02, Zeitgenießische Galerie, Heidelberg, Germany, 2018

GIFC, 0-0 LA, Worldwide, 2018

Palette, Ampersand International Arts, San Francisco, California, 2016

Kisaragi No Isidis, Edane, Osaka, Japan, 2016

Spatially Speaking, Platform, Culver City, California, 2016

fresh stART, Santa Monica, California, 2016

Next Generation Art Party, UNICEF, Venice, California, 2015-2017

Soho House x Tappan Collective, Soho House, West Hollywood, California, 2015

Good Mail Day, Artstream Studios Gallery, Dover, New Hampshire, 2014

Floral Edition 003, Collectif Blanc, Montréal, Canada, 2014

The Summer Print Shop, Book Stand, FvF Apartment, Berlin, Germany, 2014

 

INSTALLATIONS

Urban Outfitters / Space 15 Twenty, Moment Marketplace, live painting + installation, Hollywood, California, 2017

Modern Citizen, ROW DTLA, Los Angeles, California, 2016

The Line Hotel, Los Angeles, California, 2016

 

LECTURES

LA Design Festival, Mindfulness & The Creative Process, Panel Discussion, Los Angeles, California, June 2018

OTIS College of Art and Design, Foundation Forward Alumni Panel, Los Angeles, California, February 2018

Show + Tell, In the Moment — Developing your Intuition for Work and Life, Los Angeles, California, November 2016

POKETO, Explorations in Watercolor Workshop, Los Angeles, California, September 2015, April + October 2016, April 2017

POKETO, Branding 101 Workshop, Los Angeles, California, September 2013

Satsuki Shibuya