BIOGRAPHY

Born in Aichi, Japan, moved to New York City in 1991.

One Person/Two Person Exhibitions

2017  CANO, Oneonta, NY

2014  Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY

2012  University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME
2012  New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
2011  Romano Gallery, Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ
2011  Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, NY
2007  Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, NY
2006  Webster University, St. Louis, MO (Two Person)
2005  Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, NY
2003  Cidnee Patrick Gallery, Dallas, TX
2003  College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, MO (Two Person)
1998  Cooper Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
1998  Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT

Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 Gallery Shoshinkan, Nagano, Japan

2019 Mural on Main, Hobart, NY

2019 Art at Kings Oaks, Newtown, NJ

2019 JAA Art Exhibition, New York, NY

2018 The Center for Comtemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ

2018 Belmar Arts Center, Belmar NJ

2018 JAA Art Exhibition, New York, NY

2017 Studio 34, Long Island City, NY

2017 Gallery Shoshinkan, Nagano, Japan

2017 JAA Art Exhibition, New York, NY

2016 Mural on Main, Hobart, NY

2016 JAA Art Exhibition, New York, NY

2015 Studio 34, Long Island City, NY

2015 Gallery Shoshinkan, Nagano, Japan

2015 JAA Art Exhibition, New York, NY,

2012  Under the Influence, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY
2012  Gallery Shoshinkan, Nagano, Japan
2011  Rotation, Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, NY
2010  CANOPY, Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, NY
2010  Emerging Patterns, 14 Maple Gallery, Morristown, NJ
2009  ISE Cultural Foundation Front Space Gallery, New York, NY
2009  Drawing Atlas, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA
2009  Intricacies, Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, NY

2009  Artists’ Choice, Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, NY
2008  Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark, NJ
2008  Drawing Atlas, Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, NY
2008  The 183rd Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
2007  Point of View, Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC
2005  Small Works, Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, NY
2005  Lamar Dodd School of Art Gallery, University of Georgia, Atlanta, GA
2005  Resonance, Five Asian Women Artists in New Jersey, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ
2005  Perth Amboy Gallery Center for the Arts, Perth Amboy, NJ
2004  Krasdale Corporation Gallery, White Plains, NY
2004  Arkansas State University, Jonesville, AK
2004  Gift from Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ
2004  Jersey (New), Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
2004  Seismic Disturbance, Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, NY
2004  Texas Sculpture Association, North Park, Dallas, TX
2004  Small Pleasures 2, Austin College, Austin, TX
2004  The Apparent Intersection of Near and Far, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ
2003  Studio Selection, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
2003  Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ
2003  Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ
2003  Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
2002  New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
2002  New Prints 2002 Autumn, International Print Center, New York, NY
2002  Raritan Valley Community College, Somerville, NJ
2002  Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
2002  Mason Gross School of the Arts Gallery, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
2001  Beckoning Vision, New York Studio School, New York, NY
2001  Asian American Visual Arts Exhibition, Latino Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
2000  Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
1998  United Water, Jersey City, NJ
1998  Images of the East, The Asian-American Artists’ Exhibition, Summit Bancorp, Princeton, NJ
1997  Cooper Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
1997  People, Place and Things, New York Studio School, New York, NY
1996  Closed and Open Form, New York Studio School, New York, NY
1996  Shoe String Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
1995  Select Paintings and Sculpture, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY
1994  Fresh Young Artists at 55 Mercer, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY

 

Education
1992-1995 New York Studio School, New York, NY
1984-1988 Nihon University College of Art, Tokyo, Japan, B.F.A. Sculpture

 

Awards
2017  Individual Artist Fellowship for Sculpture, New Jersey State Council on the Arts

2012  Asahi Shinbun Foundation Grant
2010  Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
2010  George and Helen Segal Foundation Grant
2008  J. Sanford Saltus Award & Medal for Sculpture, National Academy Museum
2001  New Jersey Printmaking Fellowship
1995  Excellence in Sculpture, New York Studio School
1993-1995 George Spaventa Memorial Scholarship, New York Studio School

 

Selected Bibliography
2015 Mayumi Sarai, Review by Jonathan Goodman, Sculpture Magazine, March 2015

2013  Artist Coloring Jersey, Article by Sarah Fenson, Inside Jersey,

January 2013
2012  Round and Round She Goes, Review by Ilene Dube, US1, June 6, 2012
2011  Mayumi Sarai, Review by Elisa Decker, Art in America, June/July 2011
2011  Lord of the Rings, Objects of Desire article by Sarah E. Fensom,

Art & Antiques, April 2011
2009  Drawing Atlas, Catalogue by Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
2008  The large & small of it, Review by Dan Bischoff, Star-Ledger,

June 6, 2008
2008  The 183rd Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, Catalogue by National Academy Museum
2007  Clusters That Reward, Review by Frank Holliday, Gay City News, October 10-24, 2007
2006  Mayumi Sarai, Review by Jonathan Goodman, Sculpture Magazine,     January/February 2006
2005  Gallery Chronicle, Review by Karen Wilkin, Hudson Review,

Autumn 2005
2005  Resonance, Article in Japanese by Midori Yoshimoto, Club for Art Action History No.74, June 13, 2005

2005  Of Asian Nature, Spirit and the Garden State, Review by Benjamin     Genocchio, New York Times, April 3, 2005
2004  Seismic Disturbance, Review by Sandra Ban, Art News, October 2004
2004  Transcultural New Jersey: Diverse Artists Shaping Culture and Communities, Catalogue by Rutgers University, 2004
2004  Diverse Hands, Review by Dan Bischoff, Star-Leger, March 14, 2004
2002  Master Prints Come to RVCC, Courier News, October 3, 2002
2001  La Prairie Style, Interior Design, February 2001
2001  East Meets Best, Inside Beat, April 19, 2001
1998  Clear Vision, Review by Eileen Kennedy-Dyne, Jersey Journal,

June 20, 1998

 

Lectures
2010  Lecture for Tama Art University Alumni Association, New York, NY
2005  Lecture, Nihon University College of Art, Tokyo, Japan
2005  Artists’ Talk with Art Critic Jonathan Goodman, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ
2004  Panel Discussion, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ
2004  Artists’ Talk with CUNY Professor Juan Flores, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
2003  Lecture, College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, MO

 

Public Collections

Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ
Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ
Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Morris Museum of Art, Morristown, NJ
Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ
New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Trenton, NJ
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ
Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ


Corporate Collections
Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ
La Prairie, New York, NY
Totetsu Kogyo Company, Tokyo, Japan