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   Seiwa Sato    

     Brief Summary of the Sculptor’s Career

     1973 Born in Hakodate City, Hokkaido, Japan

     1979 Immersed myself in collecting insects

     1991 Started to collect fossil and bone

     1996 Graduated from the sculpture department of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (Below is called “the university”)

     1998 Completed the master’s course in sculpture of the university

     2011 Started to raise “bonsai” (potted plant) −sculpture of plant


     Record of Awards

     1998 Won the University Museum Purchase Prize of the university

     1999 Won the Grand Prix of ARTHILL MIYOSIGAOKA ’99 SCULPTURE FESTA (Miyoshi Chou, Aichi Prefecture )

     2003 Won the Grand Prix of SAKIRA Sculpture Competition

     2009 Won the Townspeople Prize of Cherry Tree Forest Sculpture Contest Record of Public Installation

     1998 “Dynastes Hercules and a Soldier”−Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music

     1999 “Megasoma”−Miyoshi Branch Station of the Bisan Fire Department in Miyoshi Cho, Aichi Prefecture

     2001 “Japanese Stag Beetle”−Suginamiki Park in Imaichi City

     2004 “Beetle’s Patience”−Former Oizumi Kita Senior High School in Nerima-ku, Tokyo City

          “Rhaetulus Speciosus”−Ritto Center for Fine Arts “SAKIRA”, Ritto City, Shiga Prefecture

           “Lamprima Adolphinae and others”−Ecological Garden of Insects at Tama Zoological Park, Tokyo Metropolitan

     2006 “Water beetle” “Lantern of Weevil” “Red palm weevil” −Yoro Takeshi Insectarium in Hakone−Chou, Kanagawa Prefecture

           Note : “Red palm weevil” was later moved to be a part of Mushizuka(Mound for Insects)

     2007 “Mesotopus tarandus”−Tokamachi City, Niigata Prefecture

     2008 “Homoderus mellyi”−”Nihon Kokkaen (Japanese Flower Garden)”−Ikawa Town, Akita Prefecture

     2009 “Scarab”−Musizuka (Mound for Insects) , Hakodate City Museum, Hakodate City, Hokkaido Prefecture


     Record of Solo Exhibitions

     1998 “Stone and Beetles”−Gallery Koichi, Kyobashi−ku, Tokyo

     2001 “Sato Masakazu”−Gallery Kyoonshosha, Katunuma Town, Yamanashi Prefecture

     2002 “Beetle Exhibition”−Gallery Seira, Ginza, Tokyo

     2003 “Solid of Sato Masakazu”−Isezaki Mall Koichi, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

     2004 “Sun of Scarab”−Gallery Kyoonshosha, Katunuma Town, Yamanashi Prefecture

     2005 “Ancient Beetles Civilization”−Gallery of Yokohama Takashimaya Departmennt Store,Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

     2006 “Mushiya−Sato Masakazu” −WHO Spiral Gallery, Ogawa−cho, Tokyo

     2009 “STONEBEETLES” in Art Fes Hakotori−BAY Gallery in Knamori Warehous, Hakodate City, Hokkaido

          “BEETLES Sato Seiwa Shigeyoshi”−Gallery Art Morimoto, Ginza Tokyo

     2010 “West Woody’s Forest”−Gallery 6 Tubo, Tokamachi City, Niigata Prefecture

          “Yellow Armour of Dynastes”−Gallery of Yokohama Takashimaya Department Store Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

     2011 “General’s White Tiger”−Gallery of Ngagoya Mitukosi-Sakaeten Department Store Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

          “Ancient Beetles Civilization”−Yamanashi Prefectural Museum Fuefuki City , Yamanashi Prefecture

     2012 “Blue Goddess of Scarab ”−Gallery of Tokyu Department, Shibuya Tokyo

     2013 “Cyclommatus alagari”−Gallery Tamura, Asagaya Tokyo

          “The Sculpture Ezhibition of Sato Seiwa Shigeyoshi”−Gallery of Matuzakaya Department Store, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

     2014 “Black Veronica Schmidtiana”−Gallery of Tokyu Department Head Store, Shibuya Tokyo

          “Sato Seiwa-Shigeyosi’s Sculpture Exhibition”−Gallery of Mitukoshi Department Store, Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

     2015 “Ena, The God of War and Undefeated Akazonae Army”−Gallery of Yokohama Takashimaya Department Store, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture



     Group Exhibitions

     1998 “SOLID is interesting now.”− Gallery Koichi, Kyobashi−ku, Tokyo

     1999 “The insects which became ART.”−Logos Gallery, Shibuya−ku, Tokyo

     2000 “Bones and Beetles”−Gallery Kaneko Art 2, Kyobashi−ku, Tokyo

     2001 “The Museum City Entirely”−Gallery Suginamiki Park, Imaichi City, Tochigi Prefecture

     2003 “Toride Art Project-Open Studio”−Atelier KURA, Toride City, Ibaraki Prefecture

     2004 “Site-Sculptors”−Gallery Morimoto, Kyobashi−ku, Tokyo

     2005 “Thoughts of Stones”−Gallery of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music

     2006 “Gugyoji Exhibition”−At the Precincts of Gugyoji Temple,(Mitukaido) Joso City, Ibaraki Prefecture

     2007 “Rediscovery of Joso City”−Places of Joso City, Ibaraki Prefecture

     2008 “Art Fair Tokyo 2008”−Tokyo International Forum, Marunouchi, Chiyoda−ku, Tokyo

     2009 “Exhibition : Sapporo Mirai”−Sapporo Tokeidai Gallery, Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

     2011 “Art de Musi-Musi”−Akita Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Yokote City, Akita Prefecture

     2012 “feel Kiyosato exhibition of modern sculptures” −Museum of Modern Photo Art,Kiyosato, Hokuto City, Yamanasi Prefecture

     2014 “NOW HERE Exhibition”−Citizen Gallery of Yamanasi Prefectural Museum, Yamanasi City,Yamanasi Prefecture

     ※ In addition participated in other many exhibitions