Kanako Sasaki was born and raised in Sendai, Japan and holds a BA in Journalism from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY, a MFA in Photography, Video, and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in New York, and has attended the Royal College of Art in London, England. In addition to the numerous exhibitions Kanako has been included in internationally, she has had solo shows in such locals as the Guardian Garden and Art Cocoon Galleries in Tokyo, Japan; Kiosko Galleria in Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Liget Gallery in Budapest, Hungary; and the gallery at Light Work in Syracuse, NY. In 2006, Kanako was selected as one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch. She has been awarded residencies at numerous locations including the Baer residency in Iceland, the MoKs artist residency in Estonia, and the Bundeskanzleramt Kunst residency in Vienna, Austria. Sasaki participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program in 2005.