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CV | Artist Statement

Kae Sasaki (she/her) is a visual artist and Japanese-born settler living and working on Treaty One Territory, colonially known as Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 
Kae's studio practice is made possible on the ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg, Ininew, Oji-Cree, and Dene Peoples, and on the homeland of the Red River Métis, with water from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.

Kae grew up in Fukui, an hour away from Kyoto, with a slight detour in El Paso, Texas in her formative years. She graduated from Rikkyo University in Tokyo where she studied German literature as well as education and library science. After moving to Winnipeg she worked full-time in accounting and half-time grading exams and essays on campus while putting herself through School of Art at University of Manitoba, graduating with first class honours in 2012. Kae has taught drawing as a sessional instructor at University of Manitoba faculty of architecture while establishing a full-time studio practice. 
Kae is a recipient of Alice Hamilton Painting Prize, Cecil C. Richards Memorial Award for achievement in figurative sculpture, Lynn Sissons Memorial Scholarship, and a public art commission award from University of Manitoba Sculptural Experience competition. Her art practice has been generously supported by grants from Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts, and her work can be found in private, public, and corporate collections in Canada and U.S.A. She has been shortlisted for the Kingston Prize (2015/2017/2019/2023), the Salt Spring National Art Prize (2017) and Jackson's Open Painting Prize (2018/2019). 

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