Risa Sato

Japanese artist Risa Sato was born 1972 in Tokyo and graduated 1999 from MFA Design, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Besides her drawings and installations, she has gained international recognition for her unique Risa Campaign series, an ongoing communicative approach between intervention, performance and documentation. The various incarnations of her Campaign have lead her from Japan to the US, often involving huge, balloonish characters. The seemingly weightless volume of these anthropomorphic creatures and their simple, organic forms stand in contrast to the hard corners of the metropolitan cities they appear in and often seem like friendly parasites to the real, human body.