Michiko Sakano has been a major part of the Glass and Design communities in Brooklyn for more than fifteen years.
Japanese Born Glass Artist Michiko Sakano was raised in culturally rich Kanazawa on the West Coast of Japan . Her family has carried the 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, has collaborated work with Lindsey Adelman Studio and completed fabrication for Jorge Pardo's glass work.
Michiko is the founder and co-owner of One Sixty Glass in Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 2000-2009. 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 with a BFA and received a fellowship to attend the Massachusetts College of Art earning her MFA .
Michiko loves American Football and specifically has developed an obsession for the New England Patriots.