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Sachie Hayashi

BIO

I was born in Nagoya, the middle part of Japan, started to draw at the church across the street when I was 3 years old, and oil paint when I was 6 years old. Grown up in the environment that my grandmother dried encaustic kakejyuku painting outside and my mother making some watercolors. Came to the United States and earned BFA at Fashion Institute of Technology. After that, I studied painting with Henry Finkelstein, Sonia Gechitoff, and sculpture with Anthony Antonio at the National Academy of Fine Art in New York. Since I love the Italian Renaissance era, I was lucky to receive scholarships from Newington-Cropsey Foundation in both as a painter in 1997 and as a sculptor in 1999, and also a travel grant from National Academy of Fine Art to study the real bronze statues in Greece. Those experiences became my artistic base and developed the expression in abstraction later on over the years. The abstract expression came into my world when I received the first prize for the year end exhibition at the National Academy of Fine Art, which brought me to the four corners of the Colorado Plateau area. My artistic journey between Renaissance era and abstraction come to the end around 2012, and I’ve been creating what I’m representing since then.

The artworks have been exhibited in museums like Hammond Museum in New York, Pusan City Museum in Korea, Artist’s Museum in Texas, and Toyota Municipal Museum in Japan as well as numerous galleries in the United States and other countries. My sculpture, “Soul” is a permanent collection of Garden of Great Ideas in the sculpture garden of Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington D.C.. I reside in the Bronx, New York.

Statement

Sachie Hayashi is a multidisciplinary contemporary artist, whose work explores the understandings of the nature elements. Her mixed media is made with a collection of shapes from contour lines of the scenes that are defined by light and shadow, and awe of the moment’s emotion to recreate the liveliness of what she felt in the moment. What she feels when those nature scenes inspire her is an encouragement, hope, resilience, joy, gratitude, positiveness, (aspiration,) anticipation, along with peacefulness. How much the viewers can resonate with those kind of feelings is her

challenge. Years ago, as pursuing her curiosity in landscape painting, she started to see interesting shapes on the canvases. And those shapes popped out of the canvas and started to form differently by their own: The artwork consists a sort of its character and messages. Sharing those positive aspects with the community through the arts has been her practice since then.