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Haruka Sasaki

“Expression is my dedication;
  a reflection of the spiritual journey of life.
  find the unseen,
  transforming things to the visible.

  I am transmitting.
  I am talking to your heart with my expressions.”

 Haruka was born and raised in Nagano, Japan where she was surrounded by large expanses of nature. This upbringing is the root of her intuitive emotional approach. Her spiritual awareness is informed by Buddhist philosophy, Shinto traditions, and a belief in spirits residing in nature (Nature spirits). These spiritual matters are integral to the culture of daily life in Japan and are communicated in the family, community, and the environment.
 From the age of twelve to fifteen, Haruka participated in the traditional performance of Mikomai, a sacred dance performance dedicated to the Shinto gods, during her region’s rituals and festivals.
Later, she began to paint, inspired by the world’s ancient cultures and mythologies.
In 2011, she moved to Berlin, Germany.
 Haruka works to honor the Japanese sense of color and balance and expresses a powerful, sensitive feminine force with her brush stroke. By using a “living line” in her paintings, she strives to capture the pure energy of life and create a connection with the primitive self. Because she believes all living things—even inanimate materials—have their own gods and spirits, she pays respect to the invisible with her art.
 Since 2017, she has been collaborating with musicians on improvisational live performances of Sumi-e painting and touring in Europe. Her movements with the brush or fan during her performance shake the air, and the sound elements speak to the spirits.

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- Exhibition

28. April - 05. May 2022
International Art Exhibition  "YELLOW"
M.A.D.S ART GALLERY – Milano (Italy) / Fuerteventura (Canary Islands)
Opening : 28.04.2022 for the physical show
Metaverse :

28.December 2022
International Art Exhibition "Brain Cake" 
GAUDI ROOM - CASA MILA' "LA PEDRERA" - Barcellona, Spain

April 2023
Solo Exhibition 2023
Frauenkreise, BErlin, Germany

- Performance

December 2022
Sound painting in collaboration with Thomas Zimmermann
online performance 
Previous Exhibition

24. Sep - 12. Nov 2021
Solo Exhibition 2021  "Reflexion" – Frauenkreise, Berlin, Germany

25.Jan-18.Sep 2021
Group Exhibition  "160 Jahre Japan-Deutschland"  – Gesundheitszentrum, Berlin, Germany

21.Aug-04.Sep 2020
Group exhibition "Kunstmeile Lichtenberg" - Haruka Sasaki at EIS KAFFEE, Berlin, Germany

29.Mar - 13.Jun 2019
Solo Exhibition "Deine Innere Erde" – Frauenkreise, Berlin, Germany

29.Nov-20.Dec 2018
Solo Exhibition "elemente" – Artist Homes, Berlin, Germany

14.Sep 2018
Group Exhibition “Khayamiya zwischenraum” at Lange Nacht der Bilder Lichtenberg - BLO ATELIER, Berlin, Germany 

01-24.Jun 2018
Group Exhibition "Wilder Garten creation castle" – Werkhalle Wiesenburg, Berlin, Germany

20.jul-19.Oct 2017
Solo Exhibition "DEINE INNERE QUELLE" – Frauenkreise, Berlin, Germany

14.Feb 2017
Group Exhibition – The Loft NYC 47th Anniversary, NY, USA

September 2015
Solo Exhibition – Lemoart, Berlin, Germany

June 2015
Group Exhibition – Lemoart, Berlin, Germany

July 2015
Exhibition – BLO-Ateliers, Berlin, Germany

28.Aug 2020
"Sound Painting" -improvisation- Sound & Art Performance
Thomas Zimmermann × Haruka Sasaki - Lichtenberg, Berlin, Germany

27-29.September 2019
Sumi-e Painting performance at FORTALICYJNE FESTIVAL - Zamosc, Poland
In collaboration with Piotr Stefanski, Paweł Dudziński 

18-26.Jun 2019
”Sumi-e | Sound Painting" performance tour 2019 (Germany & Poland)
Sumi-e live painting: Haruka Sasaki    Music: Haruhiko Okabe (Sax, Hichiriki /JP)
Locations: Völkerkundemuseum Herrnhut, Herrnhut, Germany // Macondo, Wrocław, Poland // Nowina 5, Polska, Poland // Lubiąż, Poland // Artist Homes, Berlin, Germany // Werkhalle Wiesenburg, Berlin, Germany

13.Jun 2019
Sound performance in collaboration with the guitarist Naomi Motomura and the leaves of word by Haruka for the Finissage of Haruka's solo exhibition..  // Frauenkreise, Berlin, Germany

12-17.Jun 2018
”Sumi-e | Sound Painting" performance tour in Germany :  6 shows
in collaboration with Günter Heinz & Haruhiko Okabe 
Locations: Kleinwaltersdorf Kirche, Freiberg // UNI IM BAUERNHAUS GOSSBERG, Grossberg // im Kurpark von Thermalbad Wiesenbad, Thermalbad Wiesenbad // BlaueFablik, Dresden // Werkhalle Wiesenburg, Berlin // Artist-Homes, Berlin - Germany

10-13.Aug 2017
"Sumi-e | Sound Painting” Performance tour in Germany :  4 shows 
Live Painting: Haruka Sasaki (Sumi-e)   Impro Music: Günter Heinz (Trombone, Flute etc /DE) & Haruhiko Okabe (Sax, Hichiriki /JP)
Locations:  Galerie Nicolaikirche, Auerbach // Annenkapelle Freiberg (am Dom) // Blaue Fabrik ​Dresden // Frauenkreise, Berlin - Germany

30.Aug-05.Sep 2016
Live Painting Performance – Odyssia Festival // Alepokhóri, Greece

August 2013
Live Painting Performance – Lichtblick Festival // Berlin, Germany

2020. October- Occasional
Workshops for children at Young Arts Donaustraße 

01-03.July 2020
Calligraphy workshop for children "Vielfalt der Kalligraphie" 
at Young Arts Donaustraße 
– with Hanaa El Degham, Melina Castillo and Dimitra Merz

15.April 2019
Painting workshop for children "Haiku und Bild" at Shapes of Haiku – Lettrétage

19.May 2019
Sumi-e painting workshop "Pinsel-Kunst" at Shapes of Haiku – Lettrétage 
Seen in published productions

– "Ai Kunioka signature model" / Seascape 149 by VOLTAGEdesign (JP)  

– "Takashi Minamiura signature model" Dream Of Jade / VIKING 160 by VOLTAGEdesign (JP)  

Book Cover Illustration
- Matilda TheeGreat "The Foreign Me!" by AuthorHouseUK (UK)

Album cover artwork
– Sizzla & Savona “COLD WAR the remix EP” by Muti Music (USA)

– “Mermaid" 2015-2016 model / The Snow Surf Series by GENTEMSTICK (JP) 

Illustration work (animation)
– short film “The Saviour” opening animation
(Director: Charlotte Roustang / Awards & screenings in Berlin, Hof, Houston, Mumbai, Paris 2014-2015)

EP label artwork
– G. Mitchell & Jebski feat. Kengo Ono "Natsu EP1” by PAD (JP)

DVD cover artwork
- ykanoa × sakti  “Pile Of Time” by PileOfTime (JP)