Sakae Ozawa was born in 1980 in Shiga, Japan. In 2003 she graduated from Kyoto University of Art and Design with a BA honors degree. She furthered her studies in Austria and graduated at the top of her class from the Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste Wien (the University of Applied Arts Vienna). Since her graduation in 2003 Ozawa has exhibited extensively in Kyoto and Tokyo. Her work has been exhibited at SHContemporary, Shanghai as Best of Discovery 2008: Japan and, most recently, at the National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan in 2010. Ozawa Sakae currently lives and works in Kyoto.