加藤 かおり KAORI KATO
ARTIST / TRANSLATOR
I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (Honours)
in 2009 and my master’s degree in Visual Art in 2010 from the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) at the University of Melbourne. My works have been included in several exhibitions nationwide in Australia, in both solo and group shows.
I returned to Japan in 2013, and have since had my work displayed at a number of local and international shows.I was invited to participate in the visual arts program of the EU-Japan Fest, and held a number of workshops during the Paper Object Festival held in Riga, Latvia as part of the program created to celebrate the 2014 European Capital of Culture (ECoC).
In 2019, I was commissioned to show my works in MUSMA (Museum of Contemporary Sculpture Matera, Italy) and hold several workshops for local school students as part of the ECoC Matera 2019 program.
My work was featured as part of the Vancouver fashion week SS 2019 collection, and Western Canada Fashion Week SS2020 collection, showcasing 23 different wearable paper sculptures between the two events.
2017 Obihiro Citizen’s emerging artist award, Obihiro, Japan
2017 EWAAC London Best Category award –Photography, United Kingdom
2009 ACACIA collection award, Fiona Myer award at Victorian college of the arts (VCA) Australia
2008 Wallara Travelling scholarship, Melbourne, Australia
2007 BEST 2nd Year Art, Victorian College of the Arts(VCA), Australia