Originally from Yokohama, Japan, Sayaka Suzuki has spent much of her life moving around in the US and England until finally taking root in Richmond, VA. In 2000 She received her BFA in glass sculpture from Tulane University and in 2005 she received an MFA in Craft/Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. She’s been teaching glass casting at VCU for the past 7 years.

Her works are exhibited nationwide from group exhibitions that include Washington Project for the Arts-Corcoran (DC), Maryland Federation of Art, Mesa Contemporary Arts Center (AZ) and exhibitions though Canada. Her solo exhibitions include the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art and Pensacola Museum of Art and her works have been published in Art Papers, New Glass Review, and represented in a book 1000 Designs for Creative Reuse by Garth Johnson.  She recently received the “Kiln Caster’s Award” for Bullseye Emerge 2012 where her piece “Harvest Day” was chosen to travel from Portland, San Francisco, and to the New Mexico Museum of Art.