Ayane Sato

I was born on September 4, 1986, in Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan. I'm a Japanese lithographer and printmaker currently living in Tokyo. My love and passion for the arts have awarded me at competitions and an opportunity to publish an illustrations book by the end of 2020.

In 2010 I graduated from Musashino Art University with a Bachelors's degree and immediately after joined L'art Verité Lithography Laboratory. During this time, I got the opportunity to study under Mr. Yasutoshi Ishibashi; an official master printer, of the US Temarind Research Institute. To this day I'm still learning from him.

I love to draw illustrations using watercolors, acrylics, oil-based colored pencils, pencils, and silk-screens and love print expressions. My work tends to depict what's between reality and the unknown and reflect storytelling elements, freedom, a sense of discovery, and internal dialogue with my inner self.


With art, I get to experience freedom like no other and a total focus of being one with art. Art allows my inner self to notice me, interact with me, and share ideas with me that's when ideas come naturally to me.

【Award history】


  • 1st Macau International Print Painting Triennale Artist Invitation (Macau)


  • Japan Print Association 80th Print Exhibition Selection (Tokyo, Japan)


  • 9th Kochi International Printmaking Triennale (Kochi, Japan)


  • Japan Print Association 83th Print Exhibition Selection (Tokyo, Japan) 


  • Japan Print Association 85th Print Exhibition Selection (Tokyo, Japan) 

  • 37th Cadaqués International Mini Print Exhibition Selection (Cadaqués, Spain)

  • Japan Print Association 85th Print Exhibition Selection (Tokyo, Japan)

  • Shiko Munakata International Printmaking Awards (Aomori, Japan)


  • Japan Print Association 86th Print Exhibition Selection (Tokyo, Japan)

  • CWAJ Modern Print Show Selection (Tokyo, Japan)

  • Bologna Children's Book Fair Selection (Bologna, Italy)

  • Competition "LIFE" Special Recognition Award Audience Award (Osaka, Japan/ART COCKTAIL)

  • 38th Cadaqués International Mini Print Exhibition Finalist (Cadaqués, Spain)

  • 17th Lessedra World Art Print Annual Selection (Bulgaria/Lessedla Gallery)

  • Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition (Canada/The Federation gallery and more…)


  • Japan Print Association 87th Print Exhibition Selection (Tokyo, Japan)

  • A' Design Award and Competition 2019 Visual Communication Silver Award (Italy)

  • 39th Cadaqués International Mini Print Exhibition Selection (Cadaqués, Spain)

【Exhibit history】


  • Nine Lithographs Exhibition (Akihabara, Tokyo/COEXIST & Ouchi GalleryNY)

  • L'art Verité Lithograph Exhibition (Roppongi, Tokyo/AXIS gallery)  


  • Print Princess Exhibition (Shibuya, Tokyo/Art Gallery Dogen Genka)

  • Anagram (Nakano, Tokyo/Higashi Nakano Space)

  • Ayane Sato Solo Exhibition - Be Quiet- (Ginza, Tokyo/Vanilla Mania)


  • Magician's Room (Ginza, Tokyo/Vanilla Mania)

  • Four Printmakers Exhibition (Kunitachi, Tokyo/Watawa)


  • L'artVerité Lithograph Exhibition (Kunitachi, Tokyo/Court Gallery)


  • Ayane Sato, Masaya Toda Two Lithographers Exhibition (Ginza, Tokyo/O Gallery)


  • Painting × Photo Exhibition (Shimokitazawa, Tokyo/Art Reg Cafe)


  • Book-Cover Design Exhibition (Ginza, Tokyo/Gallery Kanon)

  • 2017 Okuno Building Summer Festival! Fan Exhibition (Ginza, Tokyo/Gallery Kanon)

  • Handwriting Aesthetics Exhibition (Ginza, Tokyo/Amore Ginza Gallery)              

  • Ayane Sato Solo Exhibition - Unusual - (Ginza, Tokyo/O Gallery)  

  • Book-Cover Design Exhibition II (Ginza, Tokyo/Gallery Kanon)             


  • Three Printmakers Exhibition (Ginza, Tokyo/Gallery Kanon)

  • Grotesukyun (Shinjuku, Tokyo/Gallery Kei)

  • Printmaking New Year's Card Exchange Exhibition (Korea/Bonno Art Street)

  • Bologna Children's Book Fair (Tokyo/Osaka/Mie/Kagoshima)

  • Ayane Sato Solo Exhibition - Strange and Funny Story - (Kobe Nishinomiya/Gallery Komorebi)

  • Taipei Illustration Fair (Taiwan Taipei/Taipei City Culture Bureau)

  • Prints Are Something Different IV (Shinjuku, Tokyo/Art Complex Center)

  • Handwriting Speaks To Us -Exhibition By Three Print Artists- (Kanagawa, Yokohama/Art Truth)

  • The 14th Exlibris Exhibition (Futakotamagawa, Tokyo/Atelier Attico)

  • THE FACTORY (Kanagawa, Yokohama/Gallery Shimizu)

  • Ayane Sato Solo Exhibition -Dear- (Kita, Osaka/ART COCKTAIL)   

  • Xmas Painting  Exhibition (Ginza, Tokyo/Galley Shimon)


  • Dreams of Flowers On A Spring Night (Hikifune, Tokyo/Gallery Hydrangea)

  • Grotesukyun (Shinjuku, Tokyo/Gallery Kei)

  • Monochrome + α (Shimokitazawa, Tokyo/GALLERY HANA SHIMOKITAZAWA)

  • Modern and Past Illustration Exhibition (Ginza, Tokyo/GINZA SIX)                

  • Tanzaku Exhibition (Shinjuku, Tokyo/Isetan Ginza, Tokyo/Arai Gallery)

  • Ayane Sato Solo Exhibition -Let Me Put A Magic Spell On You - (Ginza, Tokyo/Gallery Ortell)

  • KENZAN2019 (Shinjuku, Tokyo/Shinjuku Park Tower)

  • Flower and Attractive Exhibition (Ginza, Tokyo/Gallery Kanon)

【InterView Article】
Art Appreciator Evangelist Aya Tachibana wrote an article (Article is in Japanese) 
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