Jana Sasaki

BIO

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: hapa.jana@gmail.com

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

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

“Kimono – the Thing Worn” Intaglio, 2008

“Finger Print” – from Wabi Sabi – Hafu – Intaglio, 2012

“New Year” – from Wabi Sabi – Hafu – Intaglio, 2012

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