“She was eager to promote Japanese painting overseas, and so she eventually came to the United States.”
Courtesy of the artist.
Ms. Kato majored in Japanese Painting at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and studied with Seison Maeda during her college days. After graduating, she continuously presented her works as an independent artist at local galleries such as Takashimaya, Matsuya Ginza and Shiseido. She was eager to promote Japanese painting overseas, and so she eventually came to the United States.
Her works convey a soft suppleness, emanating from the inner world of the high-class Geiko, with their sensuality and realistic elements kept intact by Japanese tradition and their harmonious new spatial beauty by freely blending modern decorative sensibilities.