BIOGRAPHY

Sayoko Hirano

Born in Kyoto in 1985, as an artist she has established an original style of wood-block engraving and printing, bringing to Japanese traditions her own novel contributions. The energy and conflict of life inform all of her art. She has also enjoyed success as a “live painter,” performing in Japan and internationally.

Education

2009   Graduated Doshisha University Kyoto, JAPAN
                B.A. of English Literature 
               Minor Degree Course of Aesthetic and Art Theory

2007-present

            Kyoto Life Drawing School Atelier ROJUE Kyoto, JAPAN


Gallery

ASHIYA GARO  Hyogo, JAPAN

pad GALLERY  Osaka, JAPAN

Casa Galeria  Sao Paulo, BRAZIL

Award/Grant/Residency

2015    Art Battle Brasil finalist

2015    Grant by Association Miyagi Kenjinkai of Brazil

2015    FAAP Artistic Residency  Sao Paulo BRAZIL

2014    Awarded by Creators Factory, Kyoto International Film & Art Festival 2014

2014    Awarded by Visual Art Award by International Art&Design College

2013    Awarded by Liquitex Art Prize 2013

2011    Nominated as a live painter for Art Battles

2008   Awarded by The 18th Sakura Art Salon Grand Prizes


Collection

Brazilian Art Museum FAAP    Sao Paulo, BRAZIL

Solo Shows

2017  Touching Temperature padGALLERY / Osaka JAPAN

2017   EUPHORIA  padGALLERY / Osaka JAPAN

2016   Som de Vida  

                Hotel Pullman São Paulo Guarulhos Airport / Sao Paulo BRAZIL

2016   Circulation  padGALLERY / Osaka JAPAN

2015   Sayoko Hirano Exhibition  Miyabi 45th / Seattle USA

2015   TRACE   U:NI:PON2KAU2 / Osaka JAPAN

2015   Sayoko Hirano drawing exhibition

                pad GALLERY/ Osaka JAPAN

2014   Imperfection

                Ayanokoji Gallery Take/Kyoto JAPAN

2013   Sayoko Hirano Exhibition

                 Ashiya-garo/Hyogo JAPAN

2013   Conflict

                 Kitakagaya Creative Village Project Information Center/Osaka JAPAN

2012   for 10,000 days   Apartment Hotel Shinjuku/Tokyo JAPAN

2012   As It Is  Artist Space CERO/Osaka JAPAN

2011   ORIGINⅡ /New York USA

2010   ORIGIN  Trico Gallery/Osaka JAPAN



Selected Group Shows

2017   TuTuMu Exhibition 2017 Stamperia74/b / Milan ITALY

2016   Art Kaohsiung 2016 

                  The Pier-2 Art Center(ASHIYA GARO)/Kaohsiung TAIWAN

2015   CHRONOS-Mostra Coletiva  Casa Galeria/Sao Paulo BRAZIL

2015   Art Kaohsiung 2015  

                  The Pier-2 Art Center(ASHIYA GARO)/Kaohsiung TAIWAN

2015   pad GALLERY Exhibition  Miyabi Tacoma / Seattle USA

2015   DUAS GERAÇÕES (with Iwao Utsumi)   Casa Galeria/Sao Paulo BRAZIL

2015   FAAP Artistic Residency Open Studio

                  Lutetia Building/Sao Paulo BRAZIL

2015   art kyoto   The Museum of Kyoto(ASHIYA GARO)/Kyoto JAPAN

2014   Japan-France exchange exhibition of comtenporary art 2014

                  MI gallery/Osaka JAPAN

2014   Red Exhibition   pad GALLERY/Osaka JAPAN

2014   TAMA VIVANT II 2014  

                  Tama Art University, Parthenon Tama/Tokyo JAPAN

2014   CO-JAPAN.co.,ltd 6TH EXHIBITION   

                  Gallery LE DECO/Tokyo JAPAN

2014   Young Creators Award 2014 vol.1   MI gallery/Osaka JAPAN

2014   Kyoto International Film Festival Creators Factory

                  former Rissei Elementary School/Kyoto JAPAN

2014   Art&Sake Exhibition2   pad GALLERY/Osaka JAPAN

2014   SICF15   Spiral/Tokyo JAPAN

2014   ENTAS PRODUCTS EXHIBITION-SALIENT-

                    Gallery LE DECO /Tokyo JAPAN

2014   311 miniature ART exhibition

                    Gallery KAMOGAWA/ Kyoto JAPAN

2013   Liquitex Art Prize 2013   3331 Arts Chiyoda/Tokyo JAPAN

2013   P.A.D. ART FAIR   Rumiere Hall/Osaka JAPAN

2013   SNIFF OUT 2013   INTEX OSAKA(ASHIYA GARO)/Osaka JAPAN

2013   Seoul International Book Fair 2013

                    COEX Hall/ Seoul KOREA

2013   MUSIC ILLUSTRATION AWARDS 2013

                     P/I gallery (Shibuya PARCO) / Tokyo JAPAN

2011   ONI GOROSHI   

                     Kyoto International Community House/Kyoto JAPAN

2011   PUZZLE PROJECT in KIX 2011 

                     Kansai International Airport/Osaka JAPAN


Selected Live Painting

2017   BOSS HIKO & Sayoko Hirano Live painting show

              Live Painting Stella Hobby Lounge / Bangkok THAILAND

2017   P.A.D. vol.39  Stamperia74/b /Milan ITALY

2016   Kyoto International Film&Art Festival  

              The Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts / Kyoto JAPAN

2016   Art Battle Brasil #27 & #28  Sao Paulo BRAZIL         

2015   Live Painting Tour in Washington State 

              Miyabi, Good will, UWAJIMAYA, Suika / Seattle USA

2015   Art Battle Brasil #11 & #12  Sao Paulo BRAZIL               

2015   Gion Akira on Stage! -Oldies & Live Painting- 

               Modern Times/Kyoto JAPAN

2014   Live Painting Gig vol.2   Takaobay Hostel/Kaohsiung TAIWAN

2014   P.A.D.26  Kyoto P.A.D.5 -In The Dark-   UrBANGUILD/Kyoto JAPAN

2014   P.A.D.25  Lumiere Hall/ Osaka JAPAN 

2014   Sayoko Hirano Live Painting with Shamisen  Mitoko/Kyoto JAPAN

2014   Seattle Live Painting Tour 

               MOHAI, Miyabi Sushi, Goodwill, Alki Arts / Seattle USA

2014   P.A.D.24  Kyoto P.A.D.4  All Red  Takutaku/Kyoto JAPAN

2014   E to Uta to Ongaku to   UrBANGUILD/Kyoto JAPAN

2014   Velvet Moon vol.105   UrBANGUILD/Kyoto JAPAN

2014   P.A.D.Moon GIG vol.4 BBQ!!!   Half Moon Hall/Tokyo JAPAN

2014   Rengo Yamaguchi May Day Festa

                   Yamaguchi Kirara Memorial Park/Yamaguchi JAPAN

2014   P.A.D.20  Nankinmachi/Hyogo JAPAN

2014   B*A*R*T   U:NI:PON2KAU2/Osaka JAPAN

2014   Velvet Moon vol.99   UrBANGUILD/Kyoto JAPAN

2013   P.A.D.19  Nankinmachi/Hyogo JAPAN

2013   P.A.D.18  Toramaruza/Kanagawa JAPAN

2013   P.A.D.Moon 'Halloween' GIG'   Half Moon Hall/Tokyo JAPAN

2013   P.A.D.17  Rumiere Hall/Osaka JAPAN

2013   Takaryu-karamiso-Ramen WARUGAKI opening party

                    Takaryu-karamiso-Ramen WARUGAKI/Taipei TAIWAN

2013   SNIFF OUT 2013   INTEX OSAKA/Osaka JAPAN

2013   Seoul International Book Fair 2013   COEX Hall/Seoul KOREA

2013   BOSS HIKO exhibition 'Ryu to Oni' Closing party

                   Ashiya-garo/Hyogo JAPAN

2013   Ustream Broadcasting(Special)

2013   Nora-Ensouka-Shukai vol.5   Hiyoshi-nap/Yokohama JAPAN

2013   Kaijyu-Daisensou   Takutaku/Kyoto JAPAN

2013   Living Arts vol.12    UrBANGUILD/Kyoto JAPAN

2013   Tomoaki Kawabata live + Sayoko Hirano live painting

                   Kitakagaya Creative Village Project Information Center/Osaka JAPAN

2013   Velvet Moon vol.73   UrBANGUILD/Kyoto JAPAN

2012   Multi-Dimensionales Konzert   Live Spot RAG/Kyoto JAPAN

2012   P.A.D.13  Tokyo P.A.D.2   Koen-Dori Classics/Tokyo JAPAN

2012   P.A.D.12  Lumiere Hall/Osaka JAPAN

2012   Velvet Moon vol.60   UrBANGUILD/Kyoto JAPAN

2012   P.A.D.s in Endohji Tanabata Matsuri

                   Endohji Shopping Street/Nagoya JAPAN

2012   Chaos Art vol.1   UrBANGUILD/  Kyoto JAPAN

2012   Otoehon   UrBANGUILD/Kyoto JAPAN

2012   Artdoor Picnic 2012   Maishima Auto Camp/Osaka JAPAN

2012   B*A*R*T   U:NI:PON2KAU2 /Osaka JAPAN

2012   SAYOKO HIRANO NIGHT   UrBANGUILD/Kyoto JAPAN

2012   B*A*R*T   U:NI:PON2KAU2 /Osaka JAPAN

2011   P.A.D.11 (Tokyo P.A.D.)   Studio Cube 326/Tokyo JAPAN

2011   Velvet Moon vol.43   UrBANGUILD/Kyoto JAPAN

2011   P.A.D.10  P.A.D.×Metal Night   Club NOON/Osaka JAPAN

2011   Happy Halloween with P.A.D.   Nakatsuka-sou/Osaka JAPAN

2011   P.A.D.9   Lumier Hall/Osaka JAPAN

2011   i can smell it   Matchless/New York USA

2011   LIVE PAINT ART FROM JAPAN   Miyabi Sushi/Seattle USA

2011   BOSS HIKO  RETURNS   Sushi Zen/Seattle USA

2011   Metal Night with Japanese Live Painter BOSS HIKO

                    Chop Suey/Seattle USA

2011   Handmade Market with P.A.D.S. Nakatsuka-sou/Osaka JAPAN

2011   Velvet Moon vol.33   UrBANGUILD/Kyoto JAPAN

2011   P.A.D.8   Kourien Shopping Street/Osaka JAPAN

2011   Velvet Moon vol.24   UrBANGUILD/Kyoto JAPAN

2011   P.A.D.7    Kurea Hall Fuse/Osaka JAPAN

2010   World Shift Osaka   Farm Expo/Osaka JAPAN

2010   P.A.D.6   Kourien Shopping Street/Osaka JAPAN

2010   Ore-Cica -Modern Times 5th Anniversary

                    Kyoto Maruyama Park Music Hall/Kyoto JAPAN

2010   P.A.D.5    Club NOON/Osaka JAPAN 

2010   P.A.D.4    Club NOON/Osaka JAPAN

2010   LINK         Bar FIRST/Kyoto JAPAN

2010   Kameoka Kids Market   Suda Farm/Kyoto JAPAN

2009   Sitar Live   Gojo Cafe/Kyoto JAPAN

2009   The 3rd World Night   WHOOPEE'S/Kyoto JAPAN

2009   Assisted BOSSHIKO's Live Painting Tour   Seattle USA