Sayaka Miyata
Sayaka Miyata

Contemporary Embroidery Artist

Born in Kyoto, Japan.

2012 MFA, Kyoto University of Art and Design.


Majoring Textile Arts at university made me start to produce art with unique techniques of needleworks and machine embroidery.

In WARP series, the layer of threads comes out as an intentional glitch with sewing machine.

In KNOTS series, I produce embroideries without fabrics as support material.

Through these various types of embroidery technique, my works represent a life form, a birth of everything and a state of evolution,

which arose my interests in what the error has brought us new values and criteria in this world.

Awards and Distinctions

2017 Kyoto Art for Tomorrow - Selected Artists in Kyoto (Excellence Award)

2016 RIMPA 400 YEARS ANNIVERSARY - Selected New face Artist Exhibition "RIMPA FOREVER" (Nikkei Inc. Kyoto branch Award)

2015 RIMPA 400 YEARS ANNIVERSARY - Selected New face Artist Exhibition (Selected)

TERRADA ART AWARD 2015 (Selected)

2014 Kyoten (Kyoten Award)

KUAD Graduates Under 30 Selected (KUAD Audience Award)

2012 Valcellina Award (Selected)

2008 KUAD Graduation Exhibition (Uryuyama Award, Chaos Award, Department Award)

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Each Point of View (COHJU contemporary art, Kyoto)

2017 Spectrum File - 17 Sayaka Miyata (Spiral, Tokyo)

2016 Urahara no Ito (Gallery PARC, Kyoto)

2015 The Plot of Life (H.P.FRANCE WINDOW GALLERY MARUNOUCHI, Tokyo)

Patterns in Response (Takashimaya Nihombashi Store Art Avenue, Tokyo)

2014 Symmetry and Forms of Vitality (Gallery KEI-FU, Kyoto)

2013 Sayaka Miyata Exhibition (Kyoto University of Art and Design)

Symmetry and Forms of Vitality, RADICAL SHOW 2013 (Shibuya Hikarie 8 / CUBE, Tokyo)

WARP × Knots -Homage to Ernst Haeckel- (Gallery Gallery EX, Kyoto)

2012 Vegetables WARP (gallery near, Kyoto)

WARP (Karuizawa New Art Museum, Nagano)

Knots (Kyoto Minami Kaikan)

2011 Camouflage (Gallery Gallery EX, Kyoto)

Group Exhibitions

2018 NOVEMBER ISLAND (WINWIN ART, Taiwan)

2017 Kyoto Art for Tomorrow - Selected Artists in Kyoto 2017 (The Museum of Kyoto)

SHINJUKU TAKASHIMAYA ART GALLERY 10TH ANNIVERSARY (Takashimaya Shinjuku Store, Tokyo)

Binding Threads / Expanding Threads (Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art)

2016 RIMPA 400 YEARS ANNIVERSARY Selected New face Artist Exhibition -RIMPA FOREVER- (The Museum of Kyoto)

Spiritual Imagination (LIXIL Gallery, Tokyo)

UGOMEKU MONO TACHI (hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO)

2015 RIMPA 400 YEARS ANNIVERSARY Selected New face Artist Exhibition (The Museum of Kyoto)

TERRADA ART AWARD 2015 Winners' Exhibition (T-Art Gallery, Tokyo)

Skeleton Exhibition (Takashimaya Shinjuku Store, Tokyo)

2014 Kyoten (Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art)

KUAD graduates under 30 selected (Galerie Aube, Kyoto)

THE MIRROR (Nagoya Commerce and Industry Building, Tokyo)

Politics Narcissism (ARTZONE, Kyoto)

Transparency (Maki Fine Arts, Tokyo)

2013 Recto Emotion (Takashimaya Nihombashi Store, Tokyo)

Japanese TOKONOMA Style Exhibition (gallery near, Kyoto)

2012 VALCELLINA AWARD (Maniago, Italy)

Christmas Show (Radi-um Von Roentgenwerke AG, Tokyo)

2011 SPURT (Galarie Aube, Kyoto)

2010 Art Student Exhibition 2010 (Ise Cultural Foundation, NY, 2011/2012)

ITOHEN Exhibition (Kyoto Industrial Hall)

Traveling to Textiles (dohjidai Gallery of Art, Kyoto)

2008 STARS POPPING OUT OF CHAOS 2008 (1st: Kyoto at Galerie Aube / 2nd: Tokyo at Spiral Garden)

Art Fair

2018 VOLTA NY (Pier90, NY)

SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY (Carriageworks, AUS)

SHU SHU SHU SHOW (Spiral Garden, Tokyo)

2017 SEATTLE ART FAIR (CenturyLink Event Center, Seattle WA, USA)

SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY (Carriageworks, AUS)

2015 KOBE ART MARCHÉ (Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel, Hyogo)

AOSANDO Art Fair (LAUREL, Tokyo)

NEW CITY ART FAIR Taipei (Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, TPE)

Art Fair Sapporo (Cross Hotel Sapporo, Hokkaido)

2012 ULTRA005 (Spiral Garden, Tokyo)

ART TAIPEI 2012 (Taipei World Trade Center, TPE)


and many more.