2017-             Moved to Fukui / Japan, and working as a jewelry artist

                     Teaching at Itami Jewelry College (2004-) and Osaka Univ. of Arts (2007-)

2004 - 2016   Lived and worked in Hyogo and Osaka / Japan

2002 - 2004   Studied and graduated from Oslo National Academy of Arts, Norway (MA)

1997 - 2002   Worked as a freelance in Duesseldorf, Germany

1990 - 1995   Worked at advertising agents in Duesseldorf, Germany

1988 - 1990   Visited Fachhochschule Pforzheim (jewellery design) in Germany

1986              Graduated from Gunma University, Japan, majored in art education (BA)





Solo Exhibition


2017  "Possession", Gallery Funaki, Melbourne (AU)

2013  "Paper Jewelry -Michihiro Sato", Gallery BMFJ, Taipei (TW)

2011  "Paper Jewelry -Michihiro Sato-", Gallery O2, Tokyo (JP)

2010  "Paper Jewelry -Michihiro Sato-", Gallery Nokiha, Tokushima (JP)

2005  "The Sympathy with Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman", Gallery Arai, Tokyo (JP)


Group Exhibition (extracts)


2015   "Not Too Precious", Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin (GB)

2015   "CODA Paper Art", CODA Museum, Apeldoorn (NL)

2013   "Beijing International Contemporary Metal Art Exhibition", Contemporary Art Center of China, Beijing (CN)

2013   "Loot", Museum of Art and Design, New York (US)

2012   "Trans Arts Tokyo", University of Electro-Communications Tokyo, Tokyo (JP)

2011   "International Metal Art Exhibition and Seminar", Beijing World Art Museum, Beijing (CN)

2011   "Collect", Saatchi Gallery, London (GB)

2010   "Mono kara Mono he (From Things to Spiritual Things)", Kyoto University Museum, Kyoto (JP)

2008   "Collect", V&A Museum, London (GB)

2006   "Japanese Art Jewelry Today - Transfiguration", National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, Tokyo (JP)

2005   "Contemporary Jewelry from Japan", Object Gallery, Sydney (AU)

2002   "Schmuck 2002", International Exhibition Hall, Munich (DE)





2003   Grant from The Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation

2002   Norwegian Governmental Scholarship 2002/2003

2002   Grand prix : Japan Jewellery Art Exhibition

2002   Excellent prize : Asahi Modern Craft Exhibition, Japan

2001   Grand prix : International Craft Exhibition Itami-Jewellery-, Japan





2015   Alice and Louis Koch Collection in Swiss National Museum (Zurich, Switzerland)

2008   National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh, UK)

2004   Marzee Collection (Nijmegen, the Netherlands)

2001   Museum of Arts and Crafts Itami (Itami, Japan)







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