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Noriko Ambe

Born Saitama, Japan, 1967
Currently lives and works in New York


BFA / Oil Painting, Musashino Art University, Tokyo

Solo Exhibitions
• Noriko Ambe, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY

• The Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse University, NY (forthcoming)
• White Scape, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
• TIME LAG-Linear-Actions Cutting Project, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
•    キル - Artist Books, Linear-Actions Cutting Project" The FLAG Art
Foundation, New York
•    キル - Cut Artist Books, Linear-Actions Cutting Project, curated by Glenn Fuhrman, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
•    Flat Globe 2007, d.e.n contemporary gallery, Culver City, CA.
•  Flat Globe, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY
•    Was it a ghost?, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
•    Voyage, Vermont Studio Center, VT
•    Dear Lucy — Ten Elements: Focusing on a New Generation in Tokyo’03, Gallery Natsuka, Tokyo [catalogue]
•    Lands of emptiness, PIEROGI, Brooklyn, NY
•    Details, Gallery Natsuka b.p.Tokyo
•    Works of Linear-Actions, Makii Masaru Fine Arts, Tokyo
•     Like a Running River, Fukaya Station Gallery & Hiraka-ya, Saitama
•     With the Continuously Current, J2 GALLERY, Tokyo
•     The Romanesque in the Wild, J2 GALLERY, Tokyo
•     On the Road to the Circle, Gallery Natsuka, Tokyo
•     Beyond the Landscape” Gallery Q, Tokyo

Group Exhibitions
• Narrow Road of the Interior - Contemporary Japanese Artists, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
• Undrawn Drawings Works of Paper, Galerie Hussenot, Paris, France
• Ed Ruscha Book & Co, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
• The First Cut, Manchester Art Gallery and Gallery of Costume, Manchester, UK, traveling to Djangoly Art Gallery, Nottingham, UK and Southampton SeaCity Museum, UK
• Ecosophia- Dojima River Biannual, Dojima River Forum, Osaka, Japan
• Asia Unspecific, FiveMyles, Brooklyn, NY
• Mappa Mundi, Museum Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
•     Touched, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY
•     Holland Paper Biennial 2010, Museum Rijswijk/ CODA Museum, Rijswijk, The
•     Open Book- An International Survey of Experimental Books, Eastern Michigan
University, MI
•     PaperCut, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI, USA
•     Recent Works, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX
•     Mark-Making: Dots, Lines and Curves, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
•     Volcano Lovers, Ise Foundations, New York, NY
•     Slash - Paper under the knife, The Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY (Oct.7 - Jan.10, 2010)
•     A House is not a Home, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo (June 26~ July 25)
•     Commune, Black & White Gallery, New York, NY (May 26~)
•     Cutters, The Leubsdorf Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY / Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ [catalogue]
•     The Book Borrowers, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA [catalogue]
•    Exhibition 4 Tokujin Yoshioka Direction “Second Nature”, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Tokyo [catalogue]
•    WALL ROCKETS: Contemporary Artists and ED. Ruscha, FLAG Art Foundation, New York [catalogue]
•    CUT: Making of Removal, Vincent Price Art Museum, Monterey Park, CA
•    Uncoordinated: Mapping cartography in contemporary art, The Contemporary Arts Center/ Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, 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 Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN [catalogue]
•    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
•    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]
•    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
•    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
•    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]
•    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]
•    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 20th Imadate Contemporary Paper Art Exhibition, Imadate Museum, Fukui [catalogue]
•    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]
•    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
•    The Gift to Children, Yurinkan, Gunma, Japan
•    The 22nd Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo (also ‘92) [catalogue]


•    The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, USA
•    Art Omi International Residency, USA
•    Stayed in New York under fellowship of Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists, The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan
•    The Freeman Fellowship NY, stayed at the Vermont Studio Center, USA
•    Stayed in New York and Italy under the Pola Art Foundation Overseas Program, Japan
•    The 8th scholar of Holbein Inc., Japan

•    Musuem of Modern Art, New York, NY
•    Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA
•    The Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY, USA
•    The Francis J. Greenburger Collection, New York, NY, USA
•    Urawa Museum, Saitama, Japan
•    K.K. R Collection, Tokyo, Japan
•    Yupo Corporation, Tokyo, Japan / Chesapeak, VA, USA


(Exhibition catalogues indicated by [catalogue] above.)
•    Haruo Sanda, “The wind of Art [Toward Objects Exhibition]” 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,
•    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’s Simultaneous Transmission” [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