NORIKO AMBE

Noriko Ambe was born in Saitama, Japan in 1967, gained a BFA in oil painting from Musashino Art University in Tokyo, and now lives and works in New York.
Ambe creates elegantly-flowing elaborate three-dimensional forms that tug at viewers’ senses, as can be seen in her cutting project works that involve cutting by hand into thousands of sheets of paper one by one, and stacking them so that the minute graduations of height introduced by each out sheet produce geological strata. In 2011, she became an AICA Award winner when AICA-USA (the US section of the International Association of Art Critics) selected her for second place in the Best Show in a Commercial Gallery Nationally category. She was also a finalist for the Nissan Art Award 2013.
Recent solo exhibitions include “Satellite View” Lora Reynolds Gallery (2015), “Inner Water” Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse University (2012), “キル – Artist Books, and Linear-Actions Cutting Project” The FLAG Art Foundation, 2010. Her works are included in many collections, including those of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Installation view of "Continuous Cutting Altered Daily"

2016

2016

Installation view of "Continuous Cutting Altered Daily"

2016

2016

The fold - Desert Bloom: Fazal Sheikh

2016

dimension variable Cut on a book "Desert Bloom"
2016

A piece of flat globe vol.39

2016

H.17 xW. 25.5 x D.11 cm Cut on Yupo, glue
2016

Man and the Sea

2016

H.36.5 x W.56.5 x D.5.7cm Cut on a book "Man and the Sea”
2016

Zero

2013

W.21 x H.18 x D.8 cm Altered book (catalogue of dOCUMENTA 13)
2013

A Book of Minimum

2013

W.16.3 x H.4.4 x D.14.4 cm Altered book
2013

2013

Installation view of "At the Edge of the Sea" / Nissan Art Award, BankArt NYK, Yokohama, Japan
2013

A Piece of Flat Globe Vol.30

2012

H.15 x W.12 x D.8cm + H.15 x W.5 x D.8cm Cut on Yupo, glue
2012

Inner Water - Sheltering

2012

2012

2012

Installation view of "Inner Water 2012" / Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse University, NY
2012

A Piece of Flat Globe Vol.20

2011

21.1 x 21.1 x 4.8cm Cut on Yupo, Glue
2011

Edges of Current

2011

H.16.4 x W.342.3 x D.100 cm Cut on paper, wood
2011

To Perfect Lovers: Felix Gonzalez-Torres

2010

H.27.9 x W.50.8 x D.22.9 cm 2 cut books
2010

2010

Installation view of “キル-Artist Books, Linear-Actions Cutting Project”/ The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
2010

A Piece of Flat Globe Vol.4

2008

H.15.2 x W.22 x D.15.5 cm Cut on Yupo
2008

Attention to Detail!

2008

H.31 x W.36.8 x D.29.2cm Cut on catalogues of "Attention to Detail - Curated by Chack Close" at Flag Art Foundation
2008

Cutting Book Series with ED Ruscha
"Artists who make pieces, Artists who do books"

2008

H.13 x W.36.8 x D.20.3 cm
2008

Flat File Globe 3B Red Version

2007

23.2 x 37.5 x 1.6 cm
2007

A Thousand of Self

2007

23.2 x 37.5 x 1.6 cm
2007

Cracking

2006

Cuts on Yupo 63.5 x 91.4 x 2.5 cm
2006