Born in Ibaraki in 1961/ resides in Ibaraki
Early works of Masuda had been inspired by the idea of Carl von Linné’s plant taxonomy. Thereafter her works have challenged the conventional quality of painting using shaped canvases as surfaces for the interplays of her organic lines and vivid colors.
Since 2000 with the use of rectangular canvasses, more chaotic, painterly surfaces have been pursued.
Her works have been invited to numerous domestic as well as international exhibitions including Busan Biennale( 1987). In 2015 the exhibition titled “Satoko Masuda Retrospective: Symphonic Poem of Colors and Shapes” was held at the Hitachi City Museum. At KENPOKU ART 2016, her latest work that incorporates the use of Nishi no uchi paper, which has been registered as Intangible Cultural Property of Ibaraki Prefecture, will be presented at two locations; both are spa facilities.