Andrea Saito 

(Peru, b. 1993)

 

Andrea Saito was born in Lima to parents of Japanese descent. In 2016, she completed her education at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú as a visual artist with an emphasis on printmaking. In 2015, she studied Japanese woodblock printmaking at the University of the Arts in London, and had a residency at the London Print Studio. Saito is presently working on her master’s degree in cultural management at the Universidad International de Barcelona in Spain.

As a young printmaker of unusual versatility, Saito has experimented with a wide variety of printing methods, such as giclée, monotype, intaglio, digital collage, and Japanese woodcut. Two of her best-known series are Planeta (2017) and the installation Autorretrato (2014); for the latter, Saito expressed through a series of symbolic intaglios what she is and where she came from. Her work has been shown extensively in Peru, and in 2018 she exhibited in Barcelona for the first time.