Shokichi Sato

Cradle
Cradle
bronze, 13" × 4" × 3½"
Mizu (Beautiful)
Mizu (Beautiful)
bronze, 7" × 17" × 6½"
The Rooster God
The Rooster God
bronze, 20½" × 10" × 4"
Shingu
Shingu
bronze, 9¾" × 5" × 4½"
The Freedom to Fly
The Freedom to Fly
bronze, 15" × 7" × 5"
Tulip
Tulip
bronze, 12½" × 5" × 5"
Goddess
Goddess
bronze, 13" × 8½" × 6½"
The Little Family
The Little Family
bronze, 16" × 11" × 5½"

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Shokichi Sato – Artist Biography

Born in 1937 in Japan, Shokichi Sato currently lives in Sainte-Foy, Québec. From 1971 to 1976, after university studies in Madison, in the United States and in Toronto, he studied drawing and sculpture in wood, iron and stone at the Moulin des Arts in Ste-Étienne de Lauzon.

It was in 1974 in Montreal that the artist learned the technique of lost wax and patina from the master statuary, former professor of Fine Arts in Paris, MA Montagutelli. He practiced the technique in the workshop until 1987. At the same time, from 1971 to 1987, Sato attended the free workshop of a living model at the Moulin des Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts at Laval University.

In 1986-1987, Sato was an active member of the Quebec Sculpture Council. In 1988, he won the Albert Rousseau Prize. In 1989, he was appointed technical advisor to the National Museum of Fine Arts in Quebec.

The subject of Sato's sculptures always refers to the human body. The artist says it himself: “From the living model, I sketch the essential features that inspire the movement and the form of my sculptural work. And creation becomes more complex and materializes through the transmutation of the animal, plant and object worlds.” When drawing, Sato uses pencil, charcoal and red chalk. His sculptures are made in bronze.

Daphne OdjigDaphne Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97. Click here for more details.

Odjig is frequently referred to as the "Grandmother of Indigenous Art." She has been the recipient of many awards, honours and recognitions for her works, to name a few: The Order of Canada, the Governor General's Award, and eight Honorary Doctorates. Her works have been shown in the National Gallery of Canada, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Art Gallery of Ontario.


She established the first native-run fine art print house in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1971. Known as 'Odjig Indian Prints,' this print house was so successful that it evolved into an Indigenous gallery space in 1974, called the New Warehouse Gallery, run by Odjig and her husband, Chester Beavon. She was also a founding member of the Indian Group of Seven. This artistic group's purpose was to promote Contemporary Indigenous art and artists.

Alex JanvierAlex Janvier's major retrospective, "Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master" is now open at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario until January 21st, 2018. Afterwards, it will travel to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary.

This exhibition was recently on display at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary artists. His career of sixty-five years has yielded thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and public commissions. (Photo credit: Kim Griffiths)

Rita LetendreGallery Gevik congratulates renowned Canadian and International abstract painter, Rita Letendre, on her first major museum retrospective exhibition outside of Québec. Rita Letendre: Fire and Light is now open until September 17, 2017 at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

This exhibition, which covers Letendre's career from the 1960's to 2000's, is co-curated by Wanda Nanibush and Georgiana Uhlyarik. The retrospective features nearly forty large-scale paintings drawn from major national public and private collections.

Letendre was widely exhibited with the artistic groups, Les Automatistes and Les Plasticiens. She has received the Governor General's Award in Visual Arts, the Prix Paul-Émile Borduas, and the Orders of Canada, Ontario and Québec. Click here for more details.