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Noriko Ambe

Noriko Ambe

b. 1967, Saitama, Japan



B.F.A., Oil Painting, Musashino Art University, Tokyo

Solo Exhibitions:


Continuous Cutting Altered Daily, Maho Kubota Gallery, Tokyo


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


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


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


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


Flat Globe, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY


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


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


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:


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


Art Basel, Scai the Bathhouse, Basel, Switzerland


Art Basel, Scai the Bathhouse, Basel, Switzerland


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


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


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


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]


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]


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 20st 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 22st Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo (also 92) [catalogue]

Fellowships, Residencies and Awards


AICA Award 2010, The 2nd place, comercial gallery nationally category, USA


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

LMCC (lower Manhattan Cultural Council) Work space : session B, USA


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


The Honorable mention of 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


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


(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