Artist Biography & CV

Forest painting

Stacy Sakai is a Canadian artist, based in Vancouver, BC. She spent her childhood in South America, Florida and northern British Columbia. From an early age, her interest in art was influenced by the teachings of her father and grandmother, both also artists.

Over the past twenty years, Sakai’s involvement in the art industry has covered a diverse range of work. Her experience includes writing, work in film, curating, as well as event planning and production for art shows and live performance from here in Vancouver to New York City.

Sakai enjoys painting with freedom to create abstracts that emphasize colour and energy. For the past few years, her work combined her interest in astronomy and cosmology with her unique painting style. Studying the images from the Hubble Space Telescope inspired her to capture the colourful impressions of galaxies and nebulae in her paintings. In this way, she created work that is abstract, yet specific. Her recent ‘One And The Same’ series expresses the boundless connection between us and the universe.

In 2012, she began the collaborative ‘TREADZ Tire Art’ series of abstract expressionist paintings using tires, as well as another series of her own incorporating food!

Sakai’s art is a rich fusion of her intellectual interests and her expressive creativity.


Curriculum Vitae


The Human Element
ROAM Gallery
Vancouver BC
November 2, 2014 – December 7, 2014
Artist Reception November 14, 2014 6 – 10pm


One And the Same
Quinary Art Projects Pop Up Gallery
Vancouver BC
July 3-7, 2012 by appointment
Artist Reception July 4, 2012 6 – 9pm

Spaced Out!
grace-gallery, Vancouver BC
September 17 – 27, 2009
Artist reception: September 17, 2009 7 – 11pm


Rove Art Night Tour
The Archer and the Horseman Art Gallery, Vancouver BC
May 1, 2014

Memory: International Mail Art Exhibition
Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond BC
November 17, 2013 – January 12, 2014
Opening reception on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 3 – 5pm

Virtual Art Show
Gastown / Virtual Vancouver
September 27, 2013

Antithesis of Digital Sickness
Waterfall Building, Vancouver BC
April 9, 2013

Dine Out Vancouver
Pink Elephant Thai restaurant, Vancouver BC
January 22, 2013

TREADZ Tire Art Exhibition
The Luxury & Supercar Weekend, Vancouver BC
September 8-9, 2012

Culture Days Group Exhibition
The Historic Old Foundry Building, Vancouver BC
October 1, 2011

Craftivism Art Show
Raw Canvas, Vancouver BC
September 25, 2010

The Contemporary Woman
Maynards Fine Art & Antiques, Vancouver BC
September 22, 2010

Taiwan Festival
Vancouver Art Gallery plaza, Vancouver BC
September 4, 2010

One World Art Show & Haiti Fundraiser
Science World, Vancouver BC
One night only: Saturday, May 1, 2010 7:30pm – 1:00am

Artwalk Vancouver 2010
32 – 2 Water Street, Gastown, Vancouver BC
February 12 – 14, 2010
To be continued throughout the Olympics!
Opening Night Celebrations: Friday, February 12, 2010 6pm – 11pm

Art of Giving
grace-gallery, Vancouver BC
December 16, 2009
Opening reception: December 16, 2009 7 – 11pm

Olio Festival – Music and art
School of Mix, Vancouver BC
August 15, 2009

Olio Festival – The Shoe Show
grace-gallery, Vancouver BC
August 14, 2009

Stellar Drift
The Drift – Art on Main
Artistrun Studio & Gallery, Vancouver BC
October 3 – 5, 2008
Private Preview & Artist Reception: Friday, September 26, 2008 7 – 10pm
Weekend public event: October 4 – 5, 2008 11am – 6pm

Spectrum Series
Gothic Solstice Show
Artistrun Studio & Gallery, Vancouver BC
June 20 – September 20, 2008
Artist Reception: June 20, 2008 7 – 10pm

The Waterfall Gallery, Vancouver BC
July 2003

West Coast Sunday Art Market, Vancouver BC
May 2002


Artist Exhibition for the United Way
Private Event, North Vancouver BC
October 18 – 20, 2006


Orchids, Trees & Leaves
Higher Grounds, Vancouver BC
June 6 – July 31, 2003
Artist Reception: July 24, 2003 6 – 8pm