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 #11 finalist

2015    Grant by Association Miyagi Kenjinkai of Brazil

2015    FAAP Artistic Residency  Sao Paulo BRAZIL

2014    Nominated for Visual Art Award by International Art&Design College

2013    Nominated for Liquitex Art Prize 2013

2011    Nominated as a live painter for Art Battles

2008   Nominated for The 18th Sakura Art Salon Grand Prizes


Collection

Brazilian Art Museum FAAP    Sao Paulo, BRAZIL

Solo Shows

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

2015   CHRONOS-Mostra Coletiva  Casa Galeria/Sao Paulo BRAZIL

2015   Art Kaohsiung 2015  The Pier-2 Art Center/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/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/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

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