About Artist

Sachiko Kodama

Sachiko Kodama links emergence phenomena with plastic art to create mixed media works that explore the relationship between forms/motion and vision/light.

Since 2000, Kodama has been working on a ferrofluid art project that she named “Protrude, Flow”. The expressions in her ferrofluid sculptures exist in the generation of organic forms and movement using ferrofluid, to present growing forms, contraction, rhythm, composition of curved surface and light, and emerging subtle/dynamic textures. The contradictory nature of ferrofluid (hard/soft, beautiful/ugly, growth/atrophy, attraction/repulsion, and rise against gravity/fall due to gravity) can communicate similar contradictory concepts and ideas in living organisms.

In parallel with her ferrofluid art project, Kodama has been creating works that use various media. She has presented interactive works in ”Bouncing Star Ball Project,” in which people interact with images projected in space by moving their bodies while using a ball.

In recent years, based on the principle of indirect light, she has presented kinetic light artworks “Lattice Window Series,” in which image of colored light changes slowly as if it melts into a lattice.

Kodama’s works, which are visually dynamic and sometimes subtly change without being noticed, are exhibited in galleries, museums, and public spaces in Japan and overseas.

Born in Japan in 1970. Lives and works in Tokyo.
1993 B.S. Hokkaido University (Division of Physics.).
1995 M.A. University of Tsukuba (master’s program in Art and Design)
2000 Completed doctoral program in Art, received Ph.D. from the University of Tsukuba.
Artist/Associate Professor at the University of Electro-Communications.


Selected as a recipient of the scholarship of Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists by Agency of Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan (New York)
Accepted for SIGGRAPH 2006 Art Gallery (Boston)
Accepted for VIDEOEX 2005 International Experimental Film & Video Festival
Accepted for the Ninth Annual MadCat Women’s International Film Festival
Awarded Grand Prize of Digital Art (Interactive Art) Division at the 5th Media Art Festival, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan
Japan Information-Culturology Society, Art Award
Digital Content Grand Prix 2001 Grand Prize in Art
Accepted for SIGGRAPH 2001 Art Gallery (Los Angeles)
Accepted for International Biennale in Nagoya – ARTEC’97
Accepted for International Biennale in Nagoya – ARTEC’95
Accepted for Fukui International Youth Media Art Festival

[Solo Exhibitions]

[Group Exhibitions]

[Art Fairs, etc. (selected)]

Art Paris Art Fair 2015, Galerie-da end (Paris)
Chanel J12 watch events(Paris, Tokyo, New York)
The Armory Show 2010, Piers 92 & 94 (New York)

[Commission / Museum Works]

Ars Electronica Center (Linz, Austria)
Wonder Museum (Okinawa, Japan)
National Science Technology Museum (Kaohsiung, Taiwan)
Panasonic Center Tokyo Creative Museum AkeruE (Tokyo, Japan)


Miyakonojo City Museum of Art (Japan)
Boghossian Foundation (Belgium)
ArtFutura (Spain)
3:e Våningen (Sweden)
M.A.D. Gallery (Switzerland)
Leeum (South Korea)
Collections by individual collectors and companies from Japan, South Korea, Singapore, China, Australia, Switzerland, Belgium, France and the United States.