Profile

  • 1967

    Born in Saitama, Japan

  • 1990

    BFA / Oil Painting, Musashino Art University, Tokyo

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2022

    In the Room-A Portrait of Eroshenko” Nakamuraya Salon Museum, Tokyo

  • 2021

    Dividing” Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas, USA
    Lines that Talking” Kawaguchi Municipal Art Gallery ATLIA, Saitama, Japan

  • 2020

    Shadows and Synchronicity” MAHO KUBOTA GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan

  • 2018

    Parallel World”, Lora Reynoods Gallery, Austin, TX

  • 2017

    (Un)Filtered Reflections” Aloft at Hermes, Singapore

  • 2016

    Continuous Cutting Altered Daily” MAHO KUBOTA GALLERY, Tokyo

  • 2015

    Satellite View” Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX

  • 2013

    Noriko Ambe Cutting – Without an Outline” Leo Castelli Gallery, New York [catalogue]

  • 2012

    Inner Water” The Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
    White Scape” Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX

  • 2011

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

  • 2010

    Kiru, – Artist Books, Linear-Actions Cutting Project” The FLAG Art Foundation, NY

  • 2009

    Kiru, – Artist Books, Linear-Actions Cutting Project” Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX

  • 2007

    Flat Globe 2007” D.E.N contemporary 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

    Dear Lucy — Ten Elements: Focusing on a New Generation in Tokyo’ 03” Gallery Natsuka, Tokyo
    Lands of emptiness”PIEROGI, Brooklyn, NY
    “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, Japan

  • 1995

    “With the Continuously Current” J2 Gallery, Tokyo

  • 1994

    Romanesque in the Wild” J2 Gallery, Tokyo

  • 1993

    On the Road to the Circle” Gallery Natsuka, Tokyo

  • 1992

    Beyond the Landscape” Gallery Q, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2021

    Drawing -Lines that Encountering- collaborate with 96 children”
    Kawaguchi Municipal Art Gallery ATLIA, Saitama, Japan
    Winter” MAHO KUBOTA GALLERY, Tokyo

  • 2020

    “Homestyle ll” Castelli Gallery, NY

  • 2019

    “Mapping Life” The Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, New Jerse 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 Corossal World, Japanese Artist 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 Liberty Plaza, NY
    “Deep Cut: Contemporary Paper Cutting”, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester , NH

  • 2016

    “Cut, Folded, Pressed & Other Actions”David Zwirner Gallery, New York
    “Architecture of Life” The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, CA [catalogue]
    “Between the Covers: Alterd Books in Contemporary Art”

  • 2015

    “Unique Books: Zucker Art Books”, Gagosian shop, Madison Ave. NY [catalogue]

  • 2014

    “Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection” Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT [catalogue]
    “CT Unbound” Artspace, New Haven, CT [catalogue]
    “Pierogi XX: Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition at Pierogi” Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
    “Summer Show” Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
    “The Metamorphoses of Books” Directed by Ryuta Imafuku, Bakuro-cho Art+Eat, Tokyo
    “A Book between two stools” Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium
    “Final Cut” Horst-Janssen-Museum, Oldenburg, Germany [catalogue]
    “When Empty Self Becomes Form” TS Art Projects, Berlin, Germany [Leaflet]
    “There is no such thing as a good decision” Josee Bienvenu Gallery, NY

  • 2013

    “Nissan Art Award 2013 Exhibition” BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama, Japan [Catalogue]
    “Narrow Roand to the Interior – Contemporary Japanese Artists” Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona
    “ED Ruscha Books & Co [Various Small Books]” (traveling show)Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany/ Gagosian Gallery, Madison Avenue, NY
    “Undrawn Drawings, Works of Paper” Galerie Hussenot, Paris
    “The First Cut” (traveling show), Djangoly Art Gallery, Nottingham/ SeaCity Museum, Southampton, UK

  • 2012

    The First Cut” The Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK [Catalogue]
    “ABC, Art sand Books, Collaborated works ” Kitakyushu Municipal Museom of Art, Japan

  • 2011

    “ABC, Arts and Books, Collaborated works ” Urawa Art Museum, Saitama, Japan [catalogue]
    “Dojima River Biennale” Dojima River Forum, Osaka, Japan [catalogue]
    “Summer show” Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
    “The Tiger and the Sunflower” Schroeder Romero & Shredder Gallery, NY [Leaflet]
    “Silent Significance” LM D Gallerie, Paris
    “Mappamundi” Berarudo Collection Museum, Lisbon, Portugal [catalogue]
    “Asia Unspecific” FiveMyles, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2010

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

  • 2009

    Slash – Paper Under the Knife” The Museum of Arts and Design, NY [catalogue]
    Volcano Lovers” Ise Foundation, NY [catalogue]
    Towerd Objects- Transforming the World of Books” Urawa Art Museum, Saitama, Japan [catalogue]
    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, NY
    A House is not A Home” SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
    Commune” Black & White Gallery, New York, NY
    Cutters” The Leubsdorf Gallery, Hunter College, NY / Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ [catalogue]
    The Book Borrowers” Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA [catalogue]

  • 2008

    Second Nature” 21_21 Design Sight, Tokyo [catalogue]
    CUT:Makings of Removal” Vincent Price Art Museum, LA
    Wall Rockets” The FLAG Art Foundation, NY [catalogue]
    Paper City” Mixed Greens Gallery, NY
    Seven Beauties, Asian American Contemporary Art” Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai
    “Uncoordinated: Mapping cartography in contemporary art” CAC – The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH [catalogue]
    “Flow: Noriko Ambe, Ulrike Heydenreich, and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle” Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN [Leaflet]
    Wall Rockets” The FLAG Art Foundation, NY [catalogue]
    CUT:Makings of Removal” Vincent Price Art Museum, LA
    Paper City” Mixed Greens Gallery, NY
    Seven Beauties, Asian American Contemporary Art” Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai
    “Uncoordinated: Mapping cartography in contemporary art” CAC – The Contemporary Arts Center,Cincinnati, OH [catalogue]
    “Flow: Noriko Ambe, Ulrike Heydenreich, and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle” Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN [Leaflet]

  • 2007

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

  • 2006

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

  • 2005

    Winter session” Gallery Jin, Tokyo
    Bonds” Ise foundation, NY/ Spanish Embassy in Miami
    MICHINOHUUKEIE(for unknown landscape)” Gallery of BOUBIROU,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,NY[catalogue]
    Troy Stories” Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    Newpapers” Cristinerose/Josee Bienvenu Gallery, NY

  • 2003

    Terrarium” BRONX RIVER ART CENTER, Bronx, NY
    JAPAN:RISING” Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, FL[catalogue]
    White” Bill Mains Gallery,New York
    Take Out” Zabriskie Gallery, New York
    Perforations” McKenzie Fine Art, New York
    Plastic gardens”Chritian Rosé/Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York
    Line Dancing” Islip Art Museum,NY[catalogue]

  • 2002

    Open studio” studio DUMBO, Brooklyn,NY
    “Looking East Looking West – Asian Artists at the Vermont Studio Center” Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT [Leaflet]
    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 , Japan [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

    “Mostra di Incisione”, Barga, Italy (also ’97, ’98)

  • 1998

    “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 (also ‘92) [catalogue]

Fellowships, Awards

  • 2013

    Nissan Art Award, The finalist, Yokohama, Japan

  • 2011

    AICA Award 2010, Solo show “キル- Artist Books Series” The 2nd place, comercial gallery nationally category, USA

  • 2007

    The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, USA

  • 2004-05

    Stayed in New York under fellowship of Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists,
    The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan

  • 2004

    Snug harbor cultural council residency program,USA

  • 1999-00

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

  • 1994

    The 8th scholar of Holbein Inc., Japan

Residency Programs

  • 2005

    Art Omi International Studio Residency Program, NY

  • 2004~05

    Lower Mahattan Cultural Council, Work Space Session B, NY

  • 2002、2003

    Vermont Studio Center, (Freeman Fellow), VT, USA

  • 1997~99

    Summer Printmaking Program, studied to Luis Camnitzer, Lucca, Italy

Collections

  • The Museum of Modern Art, NY, USA

  • Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, USA

  • Yale University Art Gallery Allan Chasanoff Collection CT, USA

  • The Nissan Art Collection, Yokohama, Japan

  • Maxine & Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art

  • The FLAG Art Foundation, NY, USA

  • The Francis J. Greenburger Collection, NY, USA

  • Urawa Museum, Saitama, Japan

  • K.K. R Collection, New York / Tokyo
    The Francis J. Greenburger Collection, N

  • Yupo Corporation, Tokyo,/ Chesapeak, VA, USA

  • Swiss Re Ltd.