Japanese photographer Kanako Sasaki mixes a sense of girlhood with a hefty dose of spunk. Her playful series “Wanderlust” is rich in humor and vivacity. While at Light Work, Kanako plans to expand the series. First color prints have already rolled off our processor. She is currently scouting for locations around the Syracuse area to stage her imaginative photographs, which are inspired by childhood memories as well as Japanese traditional paintings and novels.
She attended Ithaca College and the School of Visual Arts. Her work could recently be seen at Hitotsubo-ten Gallery and Morta Politica Gallery in Tokyo, Japan, and at the Visual Arts Gallery and the Local Project Gallery in New York. New work will be on exhibition at Art Cocoon Gallery in Tokyo, Japan in April. In addition to being a photographer, Kanako recently launched her own clothing line. Kanako lives and works in New York City.