Shin Sato was born in 1935 (Showa 10) in Tokyo. He was first selected for inclusion in the 21st Shinseisaku-ten Exhibition in 1957. In 1965, he received the Spring Exhibition Award for his work in the Spring Shinseisaku-ten Exhibition. In 1966, he was included in a traveling exhibition of contemporary Nihonga that was on view in Chicago. In 1974, he contributed work to the inaugural Soga-ten Exhibition, a public exhibition launched by former Shinseisaku Association members who broke away and formed Soga-kai. In 1992, his work was included in the Barcelona Nihonga Exhibition held at Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain. In 1999, he painted a ceiling mural titled Chushu at Zojoji temple located in Tokyo’s Minato ward. His work is included in the collections of Yamatane Museum of Art, Kitazawa Museum of Art, Saku Municipal Museum of Modern Art, Hiratsuka Museum of Art, and Zojoji temple, the head temple of the Jodo sect. He is currently a member of Soga-kai.