Sakurako Reed is a multimedia artist residing in Cleveland, OH. Her work examines the intersection of being something, not being something, and how those somethings are defined. Through the use of various mediums and reoccurring motifs, her work is characterized by humor, play, language, and some potentially sad scenarios. Ultimately, she seeks to create work that resonates with audiences on a visceral level, evoking emotions and sparking conversations about what it means to exist as a human.
She received her BFA in both Painting and Drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2021, alongside a concentration in Creative Writing. In 2023, she received her MFA in Print Media from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her work has been exhibited at Parsons School of Design in New York (NY), the Rhodes Tower in Columbus, OH, the Cranbrook Museum of Art, as well as the Osaka University of Arts in Osaka, Japan, where she spent a semester studying traditional Japanese painting. Reed’s honors include the George Clements Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad, as well as a National Silver Portfolio with Distinction from the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. She will be attending the feverdream residency summer session in 2023.