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Ayako Saito
Visual Art   (ACT)
Came to Australia in 2002 from Tokyo and studied sculpture at the Australian National University from 2003 and finished her Master degree in 2008.

Ayako’s works are inspired by the sensuality of the figure and they are informed by the traditions of figurative sculpture. Her sculptures are usually made in plaster and cast in bronze.

Started participating in the group exhibitions and the annual miniature shows at Defiance Gallery in Sydney since 2006.

Became a member of the Sculptors Society in 2011 and exhibited her sculptures in the Society’s group exhibitions.

Participated in the group shows at The Left Hand Gallery in Braidwood NSW.

Her large outdoor sculptures were exhibited in the Sculpture by the Sea Bondi in 2008 and 2011 and University of Western Sydney Acquisitive Sculpture Award and Exhibition in 2010.

Awards: The Dignam Real Estate Award in 2011, The Tetsuya Wakuda Miniature Sculpture Prize in 2009, Sell and Parker Steel Sponsorship in 2008, and A.N.U. School of Art Emerging Artist Support Scheme-John and Elizabeth Baker Acquisition in 2004. Private collections in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Tokyo, Singapore and The United States.
Photos: 結 Yui (Bronze. 31x32x29), Monn's Siesta (Bronze 72x110x76), Forte
Email: ayaquigon@hotmail.com
Mobile: 0401 161 996