Saki Sumida

Saki Sumida creates oil paintings with motifs from her original perspective as an artist born in the 1980s, such as the contemporary Japanese cultural landscape where various cultures blend into each other, as well as her perceived distance to the events that occur in the outside world. By merging these various materials and reconstructing them in her paintings, she paints them with cynicism and humor.

Born 1985, Okayama. Sumida received a Master’s Degree in oil painting from Onomichi City University, and currently lives and works in Okayama. Selected solo exhibitions include Unaffected by Wave (FUKIAGE museum of art, Okayama, 2016), Fuji (Tokyo Wonder Site, 2015), and selected group exhibitions include Mr. I Prize Selected Works Exhibition (Tenjinyama Cultural Plaza, Okayama, 2016), VOCA 2014 (Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, 2014), How to spend my daily life (The Shione Museum of Art, Kagawa, 2014) and Tokyo Wonder Wall (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, 2013).





  • Saki SUMIDA
  • 1985

    Born in Okayama, Japan

  • 2008

    Onomichi City University, B.A. (oil painting)

  • 2010

    Onomichi City University, M.A. (oil painting)

  • 2020

    Tread the path, Setouchi City Museum of Art

  • 2018

    Everlasting Bloom, Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2016

    Unaffected by Wave, Fukiage Art Museum, Okayama
    As It Goes, YUKA TSURUNO Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2015

    Fuji, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo
    Watashi no Kuni de nai Watashi no Kuni, Mishima Taisha Homotsukan Gallery, Shizuoka

  • 2014

    Seven Gods Of Fortune, Takashi Somemiya Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2012

    Arch Wizerd, BAMI gallery, Kyoto

  • 2010

    Neon, Takamatsu Tenmaya, Kagawa

  • 2009

    Saki Sumida Exhibition, GALLERY b. TOKYO, Tokyo

  • 2020

    In Focus 11, Onomichi City University Museum, Hiroshima

  • 2019

    Three Hot Springs of Mimasaka Art Temperature, Yunogo Grand Hotel, Okayama
    The 9th Okayama Prefectural Mr. I Development of Rising Artists Award Exhibition, Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Okayama

  • 2017

    Art Now Okayama, Hyoso, Tenjinyama Cultural Plaza of Okayama prefecture; NIIMI MUSUEM OF ART; SHOO MUSEUM OF THE ARTS, Okayama
    Somewhere I Have Never Travelled ~ seeking the future together, URANO, Tokyo

  • 2016

    Mr.“I” selected Prize Exhibition, Okayama

  • 2015

    Art Award Next Ⅲ, Tokyo Art Club, Tokyo

  • 2014

    How to Spend My Daily Life, Shionoe Museum of Art, Kawaga
    VOCA 2014, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo

  • 2013

    Today’s Piece, Art Museum of Onomichi City University, Hiroshima
    Tokyo Wonder Wall 2013, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

  • 2012

    Art Award Next 2012, Tokyo Art Club, Tokyo

  • 2010

    Art Award Next #1, Tokyo Art Club, Tokyo

  • 2009

    Wonder Seed 2009, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo

  • 2016

    Mr.“I” Prize (First Prize), Okayama Prefecture

  • 2013

    Tokyo Wonder Wall Prize, Tokyo Wonder Site

  • 2012

    Art Award Next 2012, Tokyo Art Club

  • 2010

    Art Award Next #1, Tokyo Art Club

  • 2009

    Wonder Seed 2009, Tokyo Wonder Site

  • 2016

    Fukiage Art Museum, Okayama

  • 2013

    Oficina de Arte, Mexico City