Born in Lund, Sweden and raised in Japan


2003 University of Minnesota Master of Fine Arts, Minneapolis U.S.A

1999 Academy of Fine Arts, Magister (5year Degree) Cracow, Poland


Awards and Scholarships

2005 Artist Residency : Art Studio Itsukaichi Akiruno-city, Tokyo Japan

2003 Friend of Dard Hunter scholarship , Paper making conference

2001 Josephine Lutz Rollins Award , University of Minnesota

2001 Graduate Fellowship to study printmaking at the University of Minnesota MFA program

1998 Best Print of 1998 Juried Purchase Award at the Academy of Fine Arts, Cracow, Poland


Solo Exhibitions

2012 Miki Kato-Starr: Message from Japan

York College Galleries, York College of Pennsylvania, York, Pa


2009 Miki Kato Works on Paper

Art Space BASAC, Ichikawa-City, Chiba, Japan


2009 Red Connection

Charles Worthen Gallery, Shizouka, Japan


Group Exhibitions

2008 the 1st International Printmaking Biennial-Istanbul 2008
Isik University and Istanbul Museum of Graphic Arts, Turkey

2008 Daikokuya Contemporary Art Juried Exhibition
Itamuro Onsen, Daikokuya Salon, Tochigi-ken

International Portfolio “ Time Machine”
IMPACT5 International Printmaking Conference in Tallinn, Estonia

The Biennale internationale d'estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivieres
Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada

Printmakers from Tokyo
Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A

2006 The 74th Exhibition of The Japan Print Association – Juried Show
Tokyo Metropololitan Art Museum, Ueno, Tokyo

2005 Three Person Show : Art Studio Itsukaichi
Art Studio Itukaichi, Akiruno city, Tokyo

“ We’re Not From Around Here : Emigres, Aliens and Utopians”
International print portfolio. Presented at the IMPACT 4 international printmaking
conference, Berlin, Germany and Poznan, Poland

2005 Two Person Exhibition : Print and Drawing
Taiji Kiyokawa Memorial Gallery, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo

2004 Minnetonka Center for the Arts 2004 Juried Print and Drawing Exhibition
Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata MN

2004 The 4 th Minnesota National Print Biennial
Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Regis Center for Art, Minneapolis MN

2003 92nd Annual Fine Arts Exhibition – Juried show
Fine Arts Center, Minnesota State Fair Grounds, St. Paul MN

2003 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions
Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis MN

2003 Visible Fringe Art Exhibition
Thomas Barry Gallery,Minneapolis, MN

Digital Images
Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis MN

2002 Visual Literacy -All-State Juried Art Competition for Minnesota College Students
The Jurors: Lyndel King, Director, Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota
Joan Rothfuss, Curator, Permanent Collection, Walker Art Center
Martin Weinstein, Owner, Weinstein Gallery
College of Visual Arts Orbit Gallery, St. Paul, MN

2002 Tokyo Mini Print Exhibition:
Tama Arts University, Tokyo Japan

2002 Love & Sex
Juried Printmaking Council of New Jersey, Somerville NJ

2002 Printmakers of the World: An Exhibition of Seven Printmakers’ Visions
Winona Arts Center, Winona MN

2001 Printmaking Perspectives
The Minneapolis Foundation, Minneapolis MN

2001 MFA show
Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis MN

2000 Let’s See it Again and Again: An Exhibition of Reproducible Media.
National Juried Exhibition, Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis MN

2000 In coming Graduate Exhibition.
Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis MN

1999 Juried Print Exhibition Best Print of 1998,
Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Cracow , Poland

1999 Juried Drawing Exhibition,
Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Cracow, Poland

1998 “Meetings” Solo Exhibition.
Lamus Gallery, Bielsko Biala, Poland

1998 “Polish Great Orchestra” Awarded Purchase Prize
Bielsko Biala, Poland

1998 Juried Drawing Exhibition
Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Cracow, Poland


Public Collections

Poznan Museum of Fine Arts, Poznan, Poland

Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland

Akiruno City, Tokyo, Japan