S A T S U K I   S H I B U Y A  is a painter, artist and spiritual thinker, living and working in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Her work is based upon intuition, energy and spirit, exploring the realms of the unknown to bridge the gaps between the traditionally tangible and the unseen. Through watercolors, visualizations of universal metaphysics appear with a focus on themes such as nature, energies and aspects of everyday life. Each piece created embarks us on an unique and personal journey into our own souls in hopes that we emerge not only inspired about peace and harmony, but also with enlightened appreciations for this world in which we all live and share.

 

E D U C A T I O N

 

Otis College of Art and Design, BFA, Communication Arts, Los Angeles, CA, 2009

University of Southern California, BS, Music Business, Los Angeles, CA, 2004


E X H I B I T I O N S


Good Mail Day, Artstream Studios Gallery, Dover, New Hampshire, 2014 (upcoming)

Floral Edition 003, Collectif Blanc, Montréal, Canada, 2014

The Summer Print Shop, Book Stand, FvF Apartment, Berlin, Germany, 2014


C O M M I S S I O N S


Method x Design Milk

Urban PalateLos Angeles, CA


C O L L A B O R A T I O N S


Kinfolk Gatherings (Japan), "A Messy Meal", paintings / table notecard, 2014

Little Paper Planes, "Around The World (+/-)", bag, 2013

POKETO, limited edition planting pots, 2013

KOSHKA, "Braid of Love" + "Unite", object, 2012
 


B I B L I O G R A P H Y


S E L E C T  P U B L I C A T I O N S


Scandinavian Deko, curated selection, pg. 65, July 2012

Anthology Magazine, "Makers' Picks", pg.9, Summer 2012

The Big Issue / Taiwan, "Business Tomorrow / Green Brand"interview, January 2012

Frankie Magazine, curated selection, pg. 127, Sept / Oct 2011

Dwell Magazine, curated selection, pg.146, Summer 2011

 


S E L E C T  A R T I C L E S


Art Hound, "Artist Crush: Satsuki Shibuya", September 2014

Spoon & Tamago, September 2014

HITSPAPER™, "Weekly Inspiration", September 2014 (日本語)

Refinery29, "Inside The Life Of A Power Pinner", interview, May 2014

West Elm, "Talking Spaces with Satsuki Shibuya", interview, May 2013

Steven Alan, "At Home With Satsuki Shibuya", interview, April 2013

TYPO International Design Talks, "Contrast Conversations with Satsuki Shibuya", interview, February 2013

Emmadime, "Lovely Lady - Satsuki Shibuya (Studio Tour)", interview + film, June 2012

Otis College of Art and Design, interview + film, May 2012

 


W O R K S H O P S  /  L E C T U R E S


POKETO, Branding 101 Workshop, Los Angeles, California, September 2013

TYPO International Design Talks, CONTRAST, San Francisco, California, April 2013


C U R A T I O N S


Refinery29, "SKIP / HOP / STEP into SPRING", digital curation, May 2014

J. Crew, "My Shoe Story", digital curation, 2013

QMA / Fondazione Prada, digital curation, 2013

Steven Alan, "At Home with Steven Alan", digital curation, 2013

Warby Parker, digital curation, 2013


S O C I A L  M E D I A  C A M P A I G N S


Madewell, multi-platform social media collaboration + in-store event hosting, 2013

POPSUGAR, social media collaboration + advertising campaign, 2013


M U S I C


Ben Folds, "Thank You for Breaking My Heart", Limited Edition Japanese album lyric translation, 2012

Yumi Matsutoya, English / Japanese vocal technique translator, "Haru Yo Koi" project contributor