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Noriko Ambe



Noriko Ambe

b. 1967, Saitama, Japan

Education:
1990
B.F.A., Oil Painting, Musashino Art University, Tokyo

Solo Exhibitions:

2020
Shadows and Synchronicity, Maho Kubota Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2018
Parallel World, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX

2017
(Un)fltered Reflections, ALoft at Hermes, Singapore

2016
Continuous Cutting Altered Daily, Maho Kubota Gallery, Tokyo

2011
TIME LAG: Linear-Actions Cutting Project, 2011, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo

2010
Artist Books, Linear-Actions Cutting Project, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York , NY

2009
Artist Books, Linear-Actions Cutting Project, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX [catalogue]

2007
Flat Globe 2007, d.e.n contemporary art gallery, Culver City, CA.

2006
Flat Globe, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

2004
Was it a ghost?, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY

2003
Lands of emptiness, PIEROGI, Brooklyn, NY
Dear Lucy-Ten Elements Project: Focusing on a New Generation in Tokyo 2003, Gallery Natsuka, Tokyo [catalogue]
Voyage, Vermont Studio Center, VT

2002
Details, Gallery Natsuka b.p., Tokyo

2001
Works of Linear-Actions, Makii Masaru Fine Arts, Tokyo

1999
Like a Running River, Fukaya Station Gallery & Hiraka-ya, Saitama

1995
With the Continuously Current, J2 GALLERY, Tokyo

1994
The Romanesque in the Wild, J2 GALLERY, Tokyo

1993
On the Road to the Circle, Gallery Natsuka, Tokyo

1992
Beyond the Landscape, Gallery Q, Tokyo

Group Exhibitions:

2019
Mapping Life, The Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, New Jersey City University
CUT OUT! Adventure on Books - From UAM Collection, Urawa Art Museum, Saitama, Japan

2018
The 4th Kunming Art Biennale, Yunnan Art Museum, Kunming, China
Modes of Mapping, Shieley Fiterman Art Center(SFAC) at Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York
A Colossal World, Japanese Artists and New York 1950s - Present, Whitebox Gallery, New York

2017
Paper into Sculpture, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
Rock, Paper, Scissors, The Grace Building, One Liverty Plaza, New York
Deep Cut: Contemporary Paper Cutting, Currier Museum of Art, NH

2016
Cut, Folded, Pressed & Other Actions, David Zwirner Gallery, New York
Pioneer Lust, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX, USA
Pure White, Galerie Tore Suessbier, Berlin, Germany
ED Ruscha, Books & Co.[Various Small Books], Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
Architecture of Life, The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California
Between the Covers: Altered Books in Contemporary Art, Eberhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art, Scranton, PA

2014
Art Basel, Scai the Bathhouse, Basel, Switzerland

2013
Art Basel, Scai the Bathhouse, Basel, Switzerland

2012
Art Basel Miami Beach, Scai the Bathhouse, Miami, FL, USA

2011
Silent Significance, LMD Gallerie, Paris, France
Mappamundi, Berarudo Collection Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
Dojima River Biennale, 2011, Scai the Bathhouse
Art 42 Basel, Scai the Bathhouse

2010
Touched, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Holland Paper Biennial 2010, Museum Rijswijk/ CODA Museum, Rijswijk, The Netherlands
Open Book- An International Survey of Experimental Books, Eastern Michigan University, MI, USA
PaperCut, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI, USA
Recent Works, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX, USA

2009
Slash - Paper Under the Knife, The Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY [catalogue]
Volcano Lovers, Ise Foundation, New York, NY [catalogue]
Towerd Objects-Transforming the World of Books, Urawa Art Museum, Saitama, Japan
WALL ROCKETS: Contemporary Artists and ED Ruscha [Traveling show], Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Baffalo, NY
Mark-Making: Dots, Lines and Curves, Lora Raynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
10th Aniversary Show, Mixed Greens Gallery, New York, NY
A House is not A Home, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
Commune, Black & White Gallery, New York, NY
Cutters, The Leubsdorf Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY / Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ [catalogue]
The Book Borrowers, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA [catalogue]

2008
Exhibition 4 Tokujin Yoshioka Direction Second Nature, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Tokyo [catalogue]
WALL ROCKETS: Contemporary Artists and ED. Ruscha, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York [catalogue]
CUT: Making of Removal, Vincent Price Art Museum, Monterey Park, CA
Uncoordinated: Mapping cartography in contemporary art, CAC-The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH [catalogue]
Paper City, Mixed Greens Gallery, New York, NY
Mei Guo (The Beau Monde), Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai, China [catalogue]
Flow: Noriko Ambe, Ulrike Heydenreich, and Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN [catalogue]

2007
Making a Home: Japanese Contemporary Artists in New York, Japan Society, New York, NY [catalogue]
(Un) Contained Vessels, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY [catalogue] Sumazo project, kunstMARKE, Vienna, Austria
Force of Nature Documentary Exhibition in Japan, Kyoto University of Art and Design

2006
Art on Paper Biannual 2006, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
Dialogue with a Tree-Force of Nature Project, Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston, SC [catalogue]
Trans-boundary Experience, an exhibition from China, Korea and Japan, Spool mfg., Johnson City, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY [catalogue]
New World Orders, The Experimental Space, New York
Block Party-Art & Design in the New Urban Home, 14 Townhouses, Brooklyn, NY [catalogue]
Tokyo-Ikebukuro International Art Festival, Takamura Building, Ikebukuro, Tokyo [catalogue]

2005
Winter Session, Gallery Jin, Tokyo
Bonds, Ise foundation, New York, NY, Spanish Embassy in Miami, FL
To an Uncharted Landscape: Small works from 4 artists, Boubi-rou Gallery, Tokyo Pulp-Paper Sculptures, Produce Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA Ground Work, d.e.n. Contemporary art, Culver City, CA

2004
Microwave, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, Texas
Talespinning-Selection Fall 2004, The Drawing Center, New York, NY [catalogue]
Troy Stories, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Newpapers, Cristinerose/Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

2003
Terrarium, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY
JAPAN:RISING, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, FL [catalogue]
White, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, NY Take Out, Zabriskie Gallery, New York, NY Perforations, Valerie McKenzie Fine Arts, New York, NY
Plastic Gardens, Cristinerose/Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY
Line Dancing, Islip Art Museum, NY [catalogue]

2002
Dumbo Art Festival, (Open studio), Brooklyn, NY
Looking East Looking West: Asian Artists at the Vermont Studio Center, Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT [catalogue]
Philip Morris Art Award 2002-The First Move, Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo [catalogue]

2001
Hudson River Mural, Hudson River Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY
29 Artists of Manhattan Graphics Center NY, Gallery Delta, Paris, Gallery Slad in Elk, Poland
The 20st Imadate Contemporary Paper Art Exhibition, Imadate Museum, Fukui [catalogue]

2000
1st Biennale International Miniature Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada
The 5th Contest for the Best Contemporary Art Work 2001, SOKO Gallery, Tokyo
Biennale Internationale d estampes Miniatures de Montreal, Montreal, Canada [catalogue]

1999
Participates in Summer Printmaking Program at Studio Camnitzer, Valdottavo, Lucca, Italy (also 97, 98)
Mostra di Incisione, Barga, Italy (also 97, 98)
Book Art Exhibition, Gallery, Asuka, Tokyo

1998
The Gift to Children, Yurinkan, Gunma, Japan

1993
The 22st Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo (also 92) [catalogue]

Fellowships, Residencies and Awards
2011
AICA Award 2010, The 2nd place, comercial gallery nationally category, USA

2007
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, USA

2005
Art Omi International Residency, USA

2004-2005
Stayed in New York under fellowship of Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists, The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan
LMCC (lower Manhattan Cultural Council) Work space : session B, USA

2003
The Freeman Fellowship NY, stayed at the Vermont Studio Center, USA

2002
The Honorable mention of the Freeman Fellowship NY, stayed at the Vermont Studio Center, USA

1999-2000
Stayed in New York and Italy under the Pola Art Foundation Overseas Program, Japan

1994
The 8th scholar of Holbein Inc., Japan

Collections:
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA
Samsung Collection, Seoul, South Korea The Francis J. Greenburger Collection, New York, NY, USA
Urawa Art Museum, Saitama, Japan
K.K. R Collection, Tokyo, Japan
Yupo Corporation, Tokyo, Japan / Chesapeak, VA, USA

Publications:
(Exhibition catalogues indicated by [catalogue] above.)
Review, Yomiuri newspaper, May 3, evening edition, 2011
Review, Daily Yomiuri, April , 2011
Review, Geijyutu-Shincho, monthly art magazine, May edition, 2011(text in Japanese)
Meet the Artist, BT, April edition, 2011 (text in Japanese)
Roger Green, Open Book, Review, Sculpture, May edition, 2011
Doug McClemont, Lazzarini, Ambe, Dalton and Magnum Photos, Review, ArtNews Oct. edition, 2010
Ariel Evans, Noriko Ambe, Review, Art Lies, No.65, Spring, 2010
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, Noriko Ambe: Artist Books, Linear-Actions Cutting Project, Review,
The Austin Statesman, December 17, 2009
Haruo Sanda, The wind of Art [Toward Objects Exhibition] [text in Japanese] Review, Mainichi Newspaper, Jan.13, 2010
Yuki Ogawa, Watching, feeling Books as Contemporary Art, [text in Japanese] Review, Asahi News Paper, evening edition, Dec. 2, 2009
Noah Simblist, Mark-Making, Dots, Lines and Curves, Review, Art Papers, Nov.-Dec. edition, 2009
Lisa Movius, Mei Guo, ARTnews, Art Reviews, January edition, 2009
Second Nature Exhibition, Nikkei Science, Art Reviews, January edition, 2009
Ako Sugie, Tokujin Yoshioka Direction, Second Nature, Nikkei Design, Art Reviews, December edition, 2008
The place, thinking about the future of design, Mono Magazine, Art Reviews, December 2, 2008
Hideto Akasaka, Confront to the earth, ask design, Pen, Art Reviews, November 15, 2008
Design on the Future, Daily Yomiuri, Art Reviews, October 24, 2008
Scarlet Chang, Paper work? Bring it on, LA Times, Art Reviews, October 26, 2008
Eric Bryant, On the Cutting Edge, ARTnews, April edition, 2008
Karen Rosemberg, Willingly or Unwillingly, Calling New York Their Home, New York Times, Art
Reviews, November 9, 2007
Jonathan Goodman, Flat Globe, Sculpture, Reviews, November edition, 2006
Stratton Lawrence, Articulated Impermanence, Charleston City Paper, November 8, 2006
Kunie Sugiura, Around the world from NY report, [text in Japanese], BT, April edition, 2006
Merrily Kerr, New Paper Sculpture, Art on Paper, March-April edition, 2005
David Pagel, New Vistas in Landscape Painting, Los Angeles Times, February 11, 2005
Kelly Klaasmeyer, OCDelight, Houston Press, October 14, 2004
Grace Glueck, Working Words Into Images, Artists Become Story Tellers - Talespinning at the Drawing Center, New York Times, Art Reviews, Sept. 24, 2004
Lena Nelson, Mysterious Landscape, Embrace Swedish magazine, winter edition 2003
Seiichi Maeda, Noriko Ambe: The ripple from the layers of 100 sheets [text in Japanese], monthly
art magazine Geijutsu shincho, Review, September edition 2003
Wakahito Onishi, Looking at the New Generation: Contemporary Art Galleries SimultaneousTransmission [text in Japanese], Asahi Newspaper, evening edition, August 4, 2003
Haruo Sanda, Looking at the New Generation: Creative Younger Artists Who Eschew Trendy [text in Japanese], Mainichi Newspaper, evening edition, August 5, 2003
Elisa Turner, Japanese Art: Less whammo This Time Around, Miami Herald, Review, October 26、2003
Jessica Rosin, Linear-Actions Cutting Project 02: Lands of Emptiness, Art on Paper website, Review, February, 2003