PROFILE

JUN SATO

青龍
朱雀

佐藤潤

Artist

Draw animals,
Talk with nature
birds and beasts artist

I grew up at a factory town in Osaka, the place where has no relation with nature, soil, trees or insects. Therefore, I always had aspiration for creatures. As I was born weak, I spent much time indoors, gazing at illustrated books of animals or playing with monster toys. Not only playing,I also loved to draw them. In my childhood, zoos and museums were much more

白虎
玄武

Biography

2019

Held a voluntary project, “Invitation is a Cactus-A Happy Birthday”. (Gallery Yu on the 2nd floor of Shoyu Kyoto store)
“Shinjinzu” is used for “Language to see and learn” published by the Examination Research Institute.
The work is appointed as the cover of Kuni Fleece by Fushiryusha, “The Country of Gods Seen by Minorities, Japan”.
Held solo exhibitions at art galleries and art galleries in department stores nationwide.
(Sapporo Daimaru, Okinawa Ryubo, Nagoya Matsuzakaya, Shinsaibashi Daimaru, Tokyo Daimaru, Shimonoseki Daimaru, Kobe Daimaru, Tokyu Tamaplaza)
Appeared on NHK World Japan “CORE KYOTO”

2018

Exhibition of shellfish pieces at “Art Shellfish Exhibition” (Gallery Centennial, Osaka)

Exhibiting shellfish pieces at the Metanoia Gallery in Paris, France.
Held a matching shell exhibition at Rendez-Vous Gallery in Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto.
A feature article is published in the information magazine “Go Burn”.
The work is appointed as a monthly cat newspaper.

Exhibition of works at the 14th moon in Tenmabashi, Osaka.

Participated in daegu art fair 2018 (korea).

Gion Konishi’s “Zodiac and auspicious items” exhibition will be exhibited. Held solo exhibitions at Shinjuku Odakyu, Ryubo (Okinawa), Funabashi Tobu, Kobe Daimaru, Shinsaibashi Daimaru, Shimonoseki Daimaru, Kyoto Daimaru Tokyu Tamaplaza art gallery, and art gallery.

2017

Held a solo exhibition at LA MAISON DU SAKE in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris, France.
LINE stamp “Everyday convenience. Adult frog.” Released.
The work is appointed as a monthly cat newspaper.
Started making gold folding screens and shells.
Works will be appointed to guide the performance of “Miyagi Minou Rusaku Horaijima Okinawa” at the National Theater Okinawa Grand Theater.
Participated in “When you wish upon a star artist Tanabata strip exhibition”.
(Gallery Centennial, Osaka)
Appeared on α side station (FM Kyoto) Sunnyside balcony.
Participated in the charity of Sailors for the Sea, an American NPO.
In charge of the art in the “Oyado Hachi” lodging facility in front of Kyoto Station.
Held a painting exhibition and a shell-playing experience event at Rendezvous Gallery in Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto.
Held a painting exhibition and a shell-playing experience event at the 14th moon in Tenmabashi, Osaka.
Held solo exhibitions at the art galleries of Uehonmachi Kintetsu, Kobe Daimaru, Okinawa Ryubo, Funabashi Tobu, Shinsaibashi Daimaru, Nagoya Matsuzakaya, Shimonoseki Daimaru, Sapporo Daimaru, and Tokyu Tamaplaza.

2016

Exhibited at the 6th Omi Special Exhibition.
Contributed an essay to the Kita-ku information magazine “Kita-ku Jikan” in Kyoto City.
Appeared on MBS TV “Kyoto Chishin”.
In charge of the table of contents for the July issue of Bungei Shunju.
Held a solo exhibition at The 14th moon.
Held a solo exhibition at the Lexus Hoshigaoka Owner’s Salon.
“Play at Kaiyodo Exhibition: Beast Caricature” the14thmoon (Osaka)
Exhibited at Karel Chapek Kichijoji Main Store (Tokyo).
Participated in a charity auction by Sailors for the Sea, an American NPO.
Appeared on FM Kyoto LIFT.
Exhibited in “Encounter of Contemporary Japanese Art and Traditional Indian Painting”.
(India, Diamond Park Premier)
Held solo exhibitions at art galleries and art galleries in department stores nationwide, including Shinsaibashi Daimaru, Tokyo Daimaru, Fukuoka Tenjin Daimaru, Kobe Daimaru, Kyoto Daimaru, Kyoto Daimaru, Shimonoseki Daimaru, Tokyu Tamaplaza, Department Store Ryubo, and Funabashi Tobu.

2015

Held a solo exhibition at Gallery Metanoia in Paris, France.
The work “Sekaiju” is used for the cover picture of “Okiigan” published by Higashi Honganji Publishing Department.
Four works by Jun Sato will be introduced in the book “Art Plus” distributed to elementary schools nationwide.
Appeared on West Nippon Television and West Japan Radio.
Published the 20th anniversary work collection.
Held a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the painting industry.
Appeared in FM Kyoto.
Held a solo exhibition at the Lombardo del Bianco Foundation in Florence, Italy as part of the Japan-Italy exchange program.
As part of the Milan Expo official event, he will exhibit his work at an exhibition at Chie Art Gallery in Milan.
The “Gitara-zu” work will be appointed as the official poster for the 16th Annual Enzen Shoen King Festival in 2015.
Donated the work “Four Elephant Rakurozu” to the Kyoto City Zoo.
Held a solo exhibition at 14th moon limited in Osaka.
The work will be appointed as wall art in Luxe, Taikoen, Osaka.
Art galleries and art galleries in department stores nationwide (Takamatsu Mitsukoshi, Uehonmachi Kintetsu, Kokurai Tsutsuya, Funabashi Tobu, Tokyo Daimaru, Fukuoka Tenjin Daimaru, Shinsaibashi Daimaru, Niigata Mitsukoshi, Tokyu Tamaplaza, Sapporo Daimaru, Okayama Tenmaya, Himeji Sanyo Department Store) Held a solo exhibition at.

2014

Two types of puzzles are on sale from the jigsaw puzzle Yanoman.

Held a solo exhibition at 14th moon in Osaka.

Exhibited at “3 people love Japan” Seibu Fukui.

Held a solo exhibition at Rendezvous Gallery in Kyoto.

Exhibited at Mt. Fuji type fan and kimono and object exhibition (Manifest Gallery).
Exhibited at the animal trail exhibition (Shibuya Tokyu).

Held a workshop at Animal Mania Exhibition (Fay Art Museum Yokohama).

Held a solo exhibition at Porta Gallery Hana in Kyoto Station.
Held solo exhibitions at art galleries and art galleries in department stores nationwide.
(Daimaru Matsuzakaya / Kobe store, Hakata Tenjin store, Shinsaibashi store, Sapporo store, Tokyo store, Nagoya Matsuzakaya store, Okinawa Mitsukoshi, Kokura Izutsuya, Funabashi Tobu, Tokyu Tamaplaza store, Fukuyama Tenmaya store)

2013

The work “Nikawa Shirado” will be delivered to the Bodanji temple of the Jodo Shinshu Honganji group.

A seminar is held on the women’s clothing floor in Mitsukoshi, Okinawa.

Worked as an instructor of an open lecture at Yomiuri Cultural Center Ogikubo.
Exhibited his work at the animal trail exhibition (Shibuya Tokyu).

Held a solo exhibition in Montmartre, Paris.

Held a triumphant return exhibition in Paris at 14th moon in Osaka.
Held a solo exhibition at Rendezvous Gallery in Kyoto.

Exhibited at a five-person exhibition that depicts Japan (Kochi Daimaru).
Exhibited works at Umeda Hankyu Italy Fair 2013.

Gave a keynote speech at the 7th Biodiversity Cooperation Forum.
The Buddhist painting “The Reclining Buddha” is delivered to the Bairinzan Bodanji Temple of the Jodo Shinshu Honganji Temple School.
Exhibited his work at a charity exhibition that protects tigers and elephants. (INOAC Ginza Namiki Dori Gallery)
Held solo exhibitions at art galleries and art galleries in department stores nationwide.
(Okinawa Mitsukoshi, Kokura Tsutsuya, Funabashi Tobu, Shinsaibashi Daimaru, Tokyo Daimaru, Fukuoka Tenjin Daimaru, Tokyu Tamaplaza, Sapporo Daimaru)

2012

Exhibited his work at a special exhibition held at the Rufusulin Gallery in Canada.

Participated in the Le Jardin Japonais ~ Spring Festival ~ at the Acrimatation Park, a park managed by the Louis Vuitton Foundation, in Paris.
Served as a judge for the second screening of Bridgestone Eco Painting Competition.
Responsible for the cover picture of the zoo Aquarium Association magazine “Animal animal enzoikan” commemorative issue.
A lecture about the auspicious animals is held at Salon de Rendez-Vous in Ginza, Tokyo.

Participated in the “WE CARE” event held in Oakland, San Francisco.

The work “Funaji Byobu” (2 songs, 1 boat) is praised by Arima Yorikosu, the president of the Rinzai Sōkokuji sect.

From the United States, WINNING MOVES, two new pieces depicting endangered animals have been commercialized and released as wooden puzzles.
Held a solo exhibition “Japanesque 4” in Osaka, 14th moon.
Held a solo exhibition at Rendezvous Gallery in Kyoto.
Exhibited at “ART OF ARK Exhibition” held at Kyoto Museum of Culture.
Held solo exhibitions at art galleries and art galleries in department stores nationwide. (Moriokagawa Tonori, Okinawa Mitsukoshi, Ogura Otsu Tsuyoshi, Funabashi Tobu, Nagoya Matsuzakaya, Tokyo Daimaru, Tokyu Tamaplaza, Kyoto Daimaru, Niigata Mitsukoshi, Fukuyama Tenmaya, Kurashiki Tenmaya, etc.)

2011

Donated works to Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, held a commemorative lecture, and exhibited works at the Fisheries Museum.
Received a label for sake, Shiroka Kuromatsu (Tatsuma Honke Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.) and paid it.
Served as a judge for the second screening of Bridgestone Eco Painting Competition.
At the request of the Ministry of the Environment, the work “Flock of Birds” will be stored as a duplicate screen.
(This folding screen was produced as it was handed to the Minister of the Environment at each country such as at international conferences and international summits.)
Held solo exhibitions at department stores nationwide.
Held solo exhibitions at Shinsaibashi Daimaru, Tokyo Daimaru, Sapporo Daimaru and Hakata Daimaru.
Held solo exhibitions at Okinawa Mitsukoshi, Niigata Mitsukoshi, Kokurai Tsutsuya, Funabashi Tobu, Sanyo Department Store, Tenmaya Okayama Main Store and Tokyu Tamaplaza.
Joint exhibition other
Held a solo exhibition “Japanesque 4” in Osaka, 14th moon.
Held a solo exhibition at Rendezvous Gallery in Kyoto.
Exhibited at “Frog Large Chorus Exhibition” held at Itami City Craft Center.
Exhibited at “Invitation rabbit exhibition” held at Shinjuku Isetan and Kyoto Isetan.
Exhibited at the “Happy Easter Exhibition” held at the Manifest Gallery in Osaka.
Exhibited at “Animal Walkway Exhibition” held at Shibuya Tokyu.

2010

The work “Bunkozu folding screen” is delivered to the Shintoku Otani school in Ebetsu, Hokkaido.
Donated works to the Osaka International Exchange Center and received an award from Osaka City.
Daimaru Matsuzakaya holds solo exhibitions at 7 stores nationwide.
Daimaru Shinsaibashi store, Daimaru Umeda store, Daimaru Kobe store, Daimaru Kyoto store, Daimaru Tokyo store, Daimaru Sapporo store, Matsuzakaya Nagoya store, Okinawa Mitsukoshi, Funabashi Tobu, Toyama Yamato, Shimonoseki Tsutsuya, Fukuyama Tenmaya, Tokyu Tamaplaza. Held.
14th moon planning
Participated in solo exhibition “Japanesque 3” and “Frog, Spring, Minazuki Exhibition” held at Hankyu Department Store Umeda Main Store,
Participated in “Artist Kariyushi Wear Exhibition” and “Chichi Matsumura Presents Cemi Exhibition”,
Joint exhibition other
Participated in the “Animal Walkway” exhibition held at Shibuya Tokyu Main Store.
Participated in the “World of Animals” exhibition held at Porta Gallery Hana, Kyoto Station underground shopping mall
Participated in “Autumn Painting Exhibition” held in Okinawa Mitsukoshi.
Held a solo exhibition at Rendez-Vous Gallery.
Held a solo exhibition at Gallery SHINA.

2009

The piece is commercialized as a puzzle by CEACO, a major American puzzle maker, and released in five countries around the world. In addition, the work has been commercialized by two other American companies, and is attracting attention.
The work “Yusaruzu” is delivered to the Anzukuzenji Temple of the Rinzai sect Myoshinji School in Naha, Okinawa.
Contributed an essay to the Tennoji Zoo magazine.
Donated the work “Taiga and Cocoa” at Kushiro Zoo and received an award from Kushiro City.
Held solo exhibitions at five Daimaru stores nationwide.
Daimaru Shinsaibashi store, Daimaru Kyoto store, Daimaru Tokyo store, Daimaru Sapporo store
In addition, held solo exhibitions at Okinawa Mitsukoshi, Ogura Itsutsuya, Niigata Yamato, Fukuoka Mitsukoshi, Toyama Yamato and Tokyu Tamaplaza stores.
Held a solo exhibition sponsored by JR West, Yomiuri Television, and the Yomiuri Shimbun at JR Osaka Servis Gallery.
Held a solo exhibition at the Rendez-Vous Gallery, Salon de Rendez-Vous.

2008

2000

Donated works to WWF Japan, Tennoji Zoo, Osaka City, etc. as part of activities to convey the charm of animals to more people.
Held solo exhibitions at Kintetsu Abeno store, Kintetsu Nara store, Kintetsu Hirakata store, Okinawa Mitsukoshi, Fukuoka Mitsukoshi, Kumamoto Hanshin, Fukuyama Tenmaya, Tenmaya Alpark, Tenmaya Hatchobori, Tokyo Daimaru, Kobe Daimaru, and art galleries.
Exhibited at “Animal Walkway” exhibition held at Funabashi Tobu and Shibuya Tokyu main store.
Held “Japanesque” at 14th moon.
Each year, he holds many solo exhibitions at art galleries and art galleries in department stores around the country.