With my family at the P.P. Sheets exhibition. 

My name is Harumo Sato. I am an independent children books/ Editorial illustrator in Mountain View CA. I originally am from Japan, but moved to the United States in 2013. I graduated from the University at Buffalo in May, 2015. I now live in Mountain View CA.

My parents are historians. So when I was growing up I had always been surrounded by a big mess of historical books, folklore tales, and a wide range of ancient art works. Since my house was beside a temple and it was my favorite playground, I also have a big affection toward Japanese culture.

Currently I spend my days creating my visual world to share with you. 

I love Matisse, David Hockney, and Hokusai Katsusika and they are always my inspiration source. Therefore, I am very careful to choose color, and line quality to enhance whimsical, playful illustration atmosphere. Also, humor is my essential.
I enjoy character development and creating a personality through visual transition.

I'm always looking for interesting new projects. If you have any idea, please
contact me, I would be very happy to discuss your ideas. 
 

▼Awards
Morrison Scholarship
Alan. E Cober Scholarship
Rumsey Competition Scholarship

▼Clients
WNY Book Arts Center, MediaGene, SJMADE

▼Job Experience
Freelance Illustrator (June 2015 - Present)
Residential Artist at WNY Book Arts Center (June 2017 - July 2017)
Residential Artist at WNY Book Arts Center (October 2015 - January 2016)
Recipe Illustrations for a Japanese Online Web Magazine Roomie (September 2015~June 2016)

▼Interview
AtBuffalo (June 2017)
Ballptimag (January 2017)
Fargo Works (January 2016)

▼Publication
Gusto, The buffalo News, Cover Image on newspaper (March 31, 2016)
Gusto, The Buffalo News, article (March 22, 2016 )
The Public, Centerfold on newspaper (December 16, 2016)

▼Solo Exhibition
Burlingame Public Library, June 2017, Inner Peace, Outer Peace
Western New York Book Arts Center, March 2016, Mogu Mogu ~ Munch Munch
SPoT Coffee on Delaware Ave, December 2015, Mural Arts in collaboration with WNY Book Arts Center and BAP, UB Department of Arts

▼Group Exhibition
Barrel Factory, July 2017, WAYZGOOSE party
Works/San Jose, April 2017, Alternative Facts
Boba Bar, November 2016, ME/DIUM
Genesee Center, June 2016, College Collective
University at Buffalo Gallery, January 2015, Collaboration Show with Amber Sliter P.P Sheets
University at Buffalo Gallery, December 2014, The Medium Is The Monster
University at Buffalo Gallery, February 2014, Yoko Ono Fan Club 
University at Buffalo Gallery, November 2013, Rumsey Competition

▼Art Fairs
Bookfest (July 2017)
San Jose Craft Fair (December 2016)
Buffalo Small Book Press (April 2016)
Last Minute Panic (December 2015)
Queen City Market (December 2015)
Buffalo Zin Fair (November 2015)
Jack Craft Fair (August 2015)
Book Fair (July 2015)