Born and raised in British Columbia, Canada, Jana Sasaki is a BFA graduate from Thompson Rivers University, and a recipient of the Helen Pitt award. Jana has exhibited her work locally and internationally in venues located in Japan, USA, Europe and the UK.
Her current body of work, “Living in the Hyphen-Space” explores the fertile space between two cultures that results in the miscegenation of being a Japanese-Canadian, a Hapa, a person of mixed racial heritage with partial roots in Asian ancestry. Jana searches for a greater understanding of her heritage as a Japanese-Canadian and the development of her identity and taste in aesthetics of Japanese traditions that developed through childhood influences such as being dressed up in kimonos and looking at Shodo calligraphy.
Jana Sasaki has moved away but continues printmaking.
More info? www.hapa-jana.ca or Email: email@example.com
2012 Wabi-Sabi…Hafu – Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier, The Netherlands
2010 Hapa Family – Kamloops Art Gallery – The Cube, Kamloops, BC (Curated)
2002 Yonsei – Further Explorations – Clearwater, BC
1997 Yonsei – UCC Gallery – Kamloops, BC
2012 Manhattan Graphics Center Show, MGC, New York, NY, USA (Juried)
2012 BIMPE VII, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC (Juried)
2012 Re-Story: Works from the Permanent Collection, Kamloops Art Gallery (Curated)
2012 Bearing Witness, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC (Curated)
2011 3rd Annual IPE, Green Door Printmaking Studio, Derby, UK
2011 Cascade PE V, Fairbanks Gallery, Corvallis, Oregon, USA
2011 Here and There, Propeller Centre, Toronto, ON (Juried)
2009 Visual Artists of the Nicola Valley, Courthouse Gallery, Merritt, BC (Juried)
2009 Living Between Two Cultures, CityScape Art Space, Vancouver BC (Juried)
2009 Mod Pop, The Cube, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC
2008 Curator’s Choice, The Cube, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC (Curated)
2008 Hot Off the Press, Malaspina Printmakers Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2008 BIMPE V, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC – Honourable Mention (Juried)
2008 The Liminalists , BFA Graduating Exhibition, TRU Gallery, Kamloops, BC
2008 Across Disciplines, TRU Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC (Juried)
2007 Politics & Art: Art with Purpose – TRU Visual Art Gallery – Kamloops, BC
2007 The Extravagantly Unsane – Gallery 181 – Iowa, USA
2007 Collective Fictions II: Imag(in)ing Place – The Old Court House – Kamloops, BC
2001 Prevalent Concerns – Kamloops Art Gallery – Kamloops, BC (Curated)
2000 Cheju International Prints Art Festival – Cheju Culture Center, Cheju, Korea
2000 Cheju International Prints Art Festival – Seogwipo City Kidang Museum, Korea
1999 International Mini-Print Biennial – National Museum of Art, Romania (Juried)
1999 4th Kochi Int. Exhibition of Prints – Ino-Cho Paper Museum, Kochi, Japan (Juried)
PERMANENT COLLECTIONS & SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
2010 2 Photos – Permanent Collection, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC
2009 2 Etchings – Canada Council for the Arts – Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON.
2008 2 Etchings – Permanent Collection, Kamloops Art Gallery , Kamloops, BC
2008 2 Etchings – Permanent Collection, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC
3 Etchings – Permanent Collection, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC
3 Etchings – W.F. Garrett-Petts, “Developing Vernacular Literacies & Multidisciplinary Pedagogies”, Ed. Diane Penrod.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
2012 Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier – www.amsterdamsgrafischatelier.nl