Japanese Born Glass Artist Michiko Sakano came to NY in 1989 at the age of 19. She was raised in culturally rich Kanazawa on the West Coast of Japan, the only daughter in a family tradition and business of Kimono making that dates back generations.

Her upbringing and influence of traditional Japanese aesthetics — incorporating minimalism, discipline of line, original design and the rigor of handcraft shaped Michiko's perspective early and continue to guide her approach to glass today.

Identifying with Japanese POP (kitsch) and US cultural (kitsch) the formality of her background continues to expand through a diversity of form, color, and shape to communicate with her audience. Seeing her commissioned work as an extension of her installation work Michiko has recently created lightings and chandeliers for Isadore Design, been represented at Clio, and completed fabrication for Jorge Pardo's glass work.

She is the founder and co-owner of One Sixty Glass in NYC since 2000. Michiko has taught at MIT, Penland School of Crafts, The Cleveland Institute of Art and elsewhere throughout the US and internationally. Her works have been displayed in galleries and fine art exhibitions in NYC, Boston, Mexico, Japan, Canada and France. Her work was featured and recognized by the New York Times as "breathtaking." Michiko has also been seen in Lucky Magazine, House and Garden and EL Decor among others.

Michiko graduated from Syracuse University in 1993 with a BFA and received a fellowship to attend the Massachusetts College of Art earning her MFA in 1997.

Michiko loves American Football and specifically has developed an obsession for the New England Patriots.

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