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Yuki Sakaguchi is a painter, illustrator, graphic designer and Reiki practitioner specializing in spiritual aesthetics. Yuki was born in Wakayama, Japan, and in 2012, she moved to New York to rediscover her life abandoning her twenty year career as an actress and ten year career as a graphic designer.

On November 2012, Yuki stopped by the Art Students League of New York and felt an unexplainable connection to the school. Two months later, she got into the school and started to learn painting from Ronnie Landfield. At the end of 2013, Yuki remembered a book that she bought in Japan and had not read yet. After opening the book “The Art Spirit by Robert Henri”, she was astonished because it said, “This is a letter for the students of Art Students League”. Yuki believes the book brought her to the school.

When Yuki paints, she lets go of her thoughts, as her mind escapes from reality. Out of nowhere, a burst of energy possesses her entire being helping her create her work. For Yuki, painting is always unpredictable, as she purposely works in a non-objective manner to reach something brilliant. During this journey, her objective is to always have a conversation with God.

Awards:
2015 Merit Scholarship  The Art Students League of New York
2015 Blue Dot Award   The Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery
2014 Blue Dot Award   The Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery
2013 Blue Dot Award   The Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery

EXHIBITIONS:

2015 Small Works Exhibition - Manhattan Borough President’s Office NY
2015 Holiday Show - The Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery NY
2015 SONYA Fall Show "MERGE" - The Candy Factory
2015 Mirror Tools Exhibition - Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corp NY
2015 22"x30" Exhibition - Manhattan Borough President’s Office NY
2015 Sing For Hope Pianos - Marcus Garvey Park NY
2015 1st Solo Show “Art For Reminding Miracles In Our Lives” - Scopello NY
2015 SONYA Art Walk 2015
2015 Mother's Day Art Show - BLICK
2015 The Student Concours - The Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery NY
2015 A Benefit for NYC's Homeless - Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corp NY
2015 1st SALON SHOW OF 2015 - Greenpoint Gallery NY
2014 Holiday Show - The Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery NY
2014 Small Works Exhibition - Manhattan Borough President’s Office NY
2014 The Student Concours - The Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery NY
2013 The Student Concours - The Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery NY

Education:
The Art Students League of New York, NY (Instructor : Ronnie Landfield)
Parsons The New School for Design, NY  Certificate Program of Graphic Design
Rockland Community Collage, NY  Color theory/Drawing Fandamental
BFA, Social Science, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan