Suikei Saito apprenticed under Shunkei Yahagi. In 1990 she won her first prize in the 42nd Mainichi Shodo Exhibition. Since then, she has collected various awards, such as the  Parliament Building Vice-President Award at Vienna New Century in 2005 and a prize at the 62nd Mainichi Shodo Exhibition Group Core at Hayama Bunkaen in 2006. Saito is in numerous public collections such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art / Philadelphia, USA, Phaya Thai Palace Collection, 70th Anniversary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej / Thailand, and The Embassy of Algeria, Tokyo, Japan / Tokyo, Japan. 

 

 Biography

 

1988 Apprenticed to Shunkei Yahagi

1990 Won her first prize in the 42nd Mainichi Shodo Exhibition

1991 Won her first prize in the 39th Dokuritsu ‘Sho’ Exhibition

2002/2003 Received an excellent prize at the 50th and 51st Dokuritsu ‘Sho’ Exhibition

2005 Received a Parliament Building Vice-President Award at Vienna New Century 

Court Art Festival held at the Imperial Palace in Innsbruck, Austria

Solo exhibition Assemblage of lines at Ginza Matsuzaki Gallery

2006 Received a gold prize at Today's Japanese Art Exhibition held at Monaco Festival

2010 Received an excellent prize at the 62nd Mainichi Shodo Exhibition

Group exhibition Core at Hayama Bunkaen

2014 Solo exhibition Thinking of ‘Kukai’ at Ginza Ippodo Salon 

Group calligraphy exhibition Issui Kai at Ginza Kyukyodo Gallery

2015 Solo exhibition Art of Lines – Human, and We Live at Ippodo Gallery New York

Solo exhibition Thinking of ‘Zen' at Galerie Landrot Paris

Exhibited at SOFA Chicago 

 

Public collections:

Philadelphia Museum of Art / Philadelphia, USA

Phaya Thai Palace Collection, 70th Anniversary of the reign of King Bhumibol Adulyadej / Thailand

Newsroom of Fuji Television / Tokyo, Japan (Appeared on a live TV show in 2016)

The Embassy of Algeria, Tokyo, Japan / Tokyo, Japan (March, 2017)

 

Present: 

A fellow member of the Mainichi Shodo Association

A member of the Dokuritsu Shojindan Foundation

Instructor of calligraphy class at Hotel New Otani

Instructor at Azabu Calligraphy School