BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1978 in Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture
1993: Enrolled in Yamanashi Eiwa High School, Canada short-term stay
1996: Enrolled in Oriental Art School, Visual Communication Design 4-year program
1999: Short-term stay in Amsterdam, Netherlands
2000: Stayed in Brussels, Belgium, worked on hotel interior design
2003: Accepted into Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Graphic Design program
2011: Enrolled in CPLC in Manhattan, New York


Started painting at the age of 3. After graduating at the top of Tokyo Art School, had intense experiences during stays in the Netherlands and Belgium.
During a stay in the UK, met Maya Fiennes and worked on stage costumes and flyer graphics.

Artist and Fortune Teller

HIROKO SAIGUSA

Solo Exhibitions:
2016: Bar Foxy, Tokyo
2019: ARTIFFACT Gallery, New York
2019: Hiroko Saigusa solo exhibition, Seoul


Group Exhibitions:
1995: Komeiren Oil Painting Exhibition, Yamanashi Prefectural Museum, Yamanashi
1997: Design Festa Vol.6, Tokyo
1999: Kyobashi Gallery, Tokyo
1999: Park of the Future, Amsterdam International Art, Amsterdam
2015: Hive Gallery, Los Angeles
2015: The Artcomplex Center, Tokyo
2016: Rectoverso Gallery, Tokyo
2016: Gen Exhibition, National Art Center, Tokyo
2016: Gen Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo
2017: Japan-China-Korea Art Exhibition, Tsukuba Museum of Art, Ibaraki
2017: Gen Exhibition, National Art Center, Tokyo
2018: Agora Museum, New York
2018: Japan-China-Korea Art Exhibition, Tsukuba Museum of Art, Ibaraki
2018: Gen Exhibition, National Art Center, Tokyo
2018: Japan-Korea Contemporary Art Association, Tokyo
2018: SPACES – Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venice
2018: 12th Gwangju Biennale, Seoul
2018: Galleria Monteoliveto, Paris
2018: SPECTRUM (Represented by Agora Museum), Miami
2019: Creators – Artists of the Era Beyond Heisei – Kanazawa 21st Century Museum, Ishikawa
2019: International Exhibition, Athens
2019: Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna
2020: WHAT CAFE POP UP SHOW with 100 ART WORKS, WHAT CAFE, Tokyo


Other Artworks:
1997: Open-air Dig Interior Design, Harajuku Gallery, Tokyo
1999: Sony Magazines TBS program “Single Life” Literary Book Cover Illustration Design
1999: ULTRAZAK T-shirt Design, Genoa
2000: Forum Art Hotel Interior Design, Brussels
2000: PASEO Pinks Interior Design, Yamanashi
2003: PLANET MAYA Stage Costumes, Flyer Graphic Design, London
2004: PBE Cafe Textile Design, Tokyo
2004: Self-taught Western Fortune Telling Tarot Cards
2006: Started receiving consultations as a fortune teller
2006: Hikari Festival Art Decoration, OVERHEADS Lighting Collaboration, Kanagawa
2006: Children’s Painting Class Instructor, Tokyo
2007: INSPIRE! U.K. Flyer, Poster, HMV Graphic EMI music x British Council
2008: Kamakura Wafuku Furniture Textile Graphic Collaboration
2015: Passed the first screening of Monthly Art
2016: Joined as a fortune teller at an office
2017: Provided artwork to VIDA Co., San Francisco
2017: Established HiROCO Japan apparel brand
2017: Affiliated with Agora Museum, New York
2018: Collaboration Live Painting – For Zen – KENTA HAYASHI x DAISUKE INOMOTO, Berlin
2018: ZIPANG 2018 Live Painting, Shirahama Flower Park, Chiba
2020: Agora Museum Competition Exhibition, New York


Awards:
2000: Oriental Art School Visual Communication Design 4-year program Excellence Award
2003: Merck Co., Ltd. President’s Award
2016: Selected for Contemporary Artists Association, National Art Center
2017: Japan-China-Korea Art Exhibition Art Grand Prize, Tsukuba Museum of Art, Ibaraki
2017: Contemporary Artists Association Membership Recommendation, National Art Center
2019: Japan-Netherlands International Cultural Exchange Art Award
2019: Japan-Greece International Cultural Exchange Art Award
2023: NY Open Exhibition, 2nd place – Motoichi Adachi, Kyoko Sato


Media:
2006: Featured in MdN July issue
2018: Featured in Design Note, Seibundo Shinkosha
2019: Interview for New York solo exhibition featured in Design Note, Seibundo Shinkosha
2020: Close-up coverage of Hiroko Saigusa on “Break Eve” – BS Fuji
2020: Hiroko Saigusa feature on Wide News – YBS Yamanashi Broadcasting
2021: Creater’s Map interview featured on Design Note WEB version, Seibundo Shinkosha