Rui Sasaki is a Japanese artist and educator mainly using transparent materials such as glass. Her work is about the exploration of discovery of subtle intimacy through the interplay between body and surroundings. She graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in the US with an MFA in 2010 and her BA from Musashino Art University in Japan in 2006. She taught glass and contemporary art at Rhode Island School of Design, Worcester State University and Pilchuck Glass School in the US, and Kyoto University of Art and Design and Seto Glass and Ceramic Centre in Japan. She was also working as a member of Toyama City Institute of Glass Art in Japan until March 2016. She has been invited many artist in residence programs and exhibitions around the world. She has been awarded a number of prizes and grants internationally such as the Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Award, the International Glass Prize, Irving Borowsky International Prize in Glass Art, Young Glass, Rakow Commission, and the Satoh Artcraft Research & Scholarship Foundation. Her work is a part of permanent collections in many museums all over the world such as the Ernsting Stiftung Glass Museum (Germany), Glasmusset Ebeltoft (Denmark), and Corning Museum of Glass (USA). She is currently working as a specialist/faculty at Kanazawa Utatsuyama Kogei Kobo in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan.