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Noriko Ambe

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

Education
1990
BFA / Oil Painting, Musashino Art University, Tokyo

Solo Exhibitions
2013
• Noriko Ambe, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
2012
• The Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse University, New York
• White Scape, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
2011
• TIME LAG-Linear-Actions Cutting Project, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
2010
• キル - Artist Books, Linear-Actions Cutting Project, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
2009
• キル - Cut Artist Books, Linear-Actions Cutting Project, curated by Glenn Fuhrman, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
2007
• Flat Globe 2007, d.e.n contemporary gallery, Culver City, California
2006
• Flat Globe, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York
2004
• Was it a ghost?, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York
2003
• Voyage, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermony
• Dear Lucy: Ten Elements: Focusing on a New Generation in Tokyo'03, Gallery Natsuka, Tokyo [catalogue]
• Lands of emptiness, PIEROGI, Brooklyn, New York
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
2014
• Final Cut: Paper Cutouts as an Autonomous Art Medium, Horst-Janssen Museum, Oldenburg, Germany [catalgoue]
2013
• Narrow Road of the Interior: Contemporary Japanese Artists, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona
• Undrawn Drawings Works of Paper, Galerie Hussenot, Paris, France
• Ed Ruscha Book & Co, Gagosian Gallery, New York
2012
• The First Cut, Manchester Art Gallery and Gallery of Costume, Manchester, United Kindgom; Djangoly Art Gallery, Nottingham, United Kingdom; Southampton SeaCity Museum, United Kingdom
2011
• Ecosophia- Dojima River Biannual, Dojima River Forum, Osaka
• Asia Unspecific, FiveMyles, Brooklyn, New York
• Mappa Mundi, Museum Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
2010
• Touched, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York
• Holland Paper Biennial 2010, Museum Rijswijk/CODA Museum, Rijswijk, The Netherlands
• Open Book-An International Survey of Experimental Books, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan
• PaperCut, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan
• Recent Works, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, Texas
2009
• Mark-Making: Dots, Lines and Curves, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
• Volcano Lovers, Ise Foundations, New York, NY
• Slash: Paper under the knife, The Museum of Arts and Design, New York
• A House is not a Home, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
• Commune, Black & White Gallery, New York
• Cutters, The Leubsdorf Gallery, Hunter College, New York; Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, New Jersey [catalogue]
• The Book Borrowers, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington [catalogue]
2008
• 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 Cincinnati, Ohio [catalogue]
• Paper City, Mixed Greens Gallery, New York
• 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, Minnesota [catalogue]

2007
• Making a Home: Japanese Contemporary Artists in New York, Japan Society, New York [catalogue]
• (Un) Contained Vessels, The Center for Book Arts, New York [catalogue]
• Sumazo project, kunstMARKE, Vienna, Austria
• Force of Nature Documentary Exhibition in Japan, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Japan
2006
• Art on Paper Biannual 2006, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina
• 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, State University of New York, Binghamton, New York [catalogue]
• New World Orders, The Experimental Space, New York
• Block Party-Art & Design in the New Urban Home, 14 Townhouses, Brooklyn, New York [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, Florida
• To an Uncharted Landscape -Small works from 4 artists, Boubi-rou Gallery, Tokyo
• Pulp-Paper Sculptures, Produce Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
• Ground Work, d.e.n. Contemporary art, Culver City, California
2004
• Microwave, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, Texas
• Talespinning-Selection Fall 2004, The Drawing Center, New York [catalogue]
• Troy Stories, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, California
• Newpapers, Cristinerose/Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York
2003
• Terrarium, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, New York
• JAPAN:RISING, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Florida [catalogue]
• White, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York
• Take Out, Zabriskie Gallery, New York
• Perforations, Valerie McKenzie Fine Arts, New York
• Plastic Gardens, Cristinerose/Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York
• Line Dancing, Islip Art Museum, New York [catalogue]
2002
• Dumbo Art Festival, (Open studio), Brooklyn, New York
• Looking East Looking West-Asian Artists at the Vermont Studio Center, Brattleboro Museum, Vermont [catalogue]
• Philip Morris Art Award 2002-The First Move, Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo [catalogue]
2001
• Hudson River Mural, Hudson River Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, New York
• 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]
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)
• Book Art Exhibition, Gallery, Asuka, Tokyo
1998
• The Gift to Children, Yurinkan, Gunma, Japan
1993
• The 22nd Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo (also ‘92) [catalogue]

Awards
2007
• The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York
2005
• Art Omi International Residency, Hudson Valley, New York
2004-2005
• Stayed in New York under fellowship of Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists, The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan
2003
• The Freeman Fellowship, New York
1999-2000
• Pola Art Foundation Overseas Program, Japan
1994
• The 8th scholar of Holbein Inc., Japan


Publications
(Exhibition catalogues indicated by [catalogue] above.)
2010
• Haruo Sanda, "The wind of Art [Toward Objects Exhibition]," Mainichi Newspaper, January 13
2009
• Yuki Ogawa, ""Watching, feeling Books as Contemporary Art," Asahi News Paper, December 2
• Noah Simblist, "Mark-Making, Dots, Lines and Curves," Art Papers (November/December)
• Lisa Movius, "Mei Guo," ARTnews (January)
• "Second Nature Exhibition" Nikkei Science, (January)
2008
• Ako Sugie, "Tokujin Yoshioka Direction, Second Nature," Nikkei Design (December)
• "The place, thinking about the future of design," Mono Magazine (December)
• Hideto Akasaka, "Confront to the earth, ask design," Pen, November 15
• "Design on the Future" Daily Yomiuri, October 24
• Scarlet Chang, "Paper work? Bring it on," Los Angeles Times, October 2
• Eric Bryant, "On the Cutting Edge," ARTnews (April)
2007
• Karen Rosemberg, "Willingly or Unwillingly, Calling New York Their Home," The New York Times, November 9
2006
• Jonathan Goodman, "Flat Globe", Sculpture, Reviews (November)
• Stratton Lawrence, "Articulated Impermanence," Charleston City Paper, November 8
• Kunie Sugiura, "Around the world from NY report," BT (April)
2005
• Merrily Kerr, "New Paper Sculpture," Art on Paper (March/April)
• David Pagel, "New Vistas in Landscape Painting," Los Angeles Times, February 11
2004
• Kelly Klaasmeyer, "OCDelight," Houston Press, October 14
• Grace Glueck, "Working Words Into Images, Artists Become Story Tellers-Talespinning at the Drawing Center," New York Times, Art, September 24
2003
• Lena Nelson, "Mysterious Landscape," Embrace Swedish (Winter)
• Elisa Turner, "Japanese Art: Less ‘whammo' This Time Around," Miami Herald, October 26
• Seiichi Maeda, "Noriko Ambe: The ripple from the layers of 100 sheets," Geijutsu shincho (September)
• Haruo Sanda, "Looking at the New Generation: Creative Younger Artists Who Eschew Trendy," Mainichi Newspaper, August 5
• Wakahito Onishi, "Looking at the New Generation: Contemporary Art Galleries's Simultaneous Transmission," Asahi Newspaper, August 4
• Jessica Rosin, "Linear-Actions Cutting Project ‘02: Lands of Emptiness," Art on Paper (February)


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