Noe Aoki

 

 

Noe Aoki
Born in Tokyo,1958. Lives and works in Saitama.

Completed the graduate school of Musashino Art University. Since 1980s, one of the key materials that Aoki has often made use of is iron; a substance more abundant on earth than water, and one which has fascinated mankind for millennia. Her work is the result of a repeated process of fusing and welding numerous parts of industrial iron sheets together. Such craftsmanship induces and liberates the very notions of sculpture (through the chunks of material), and drastically alters the environment in which the work is installed. With careful consideration for the qualities of each space, and through substantial compositions that incorporate details both visible and invisible, her work establishes multiple lines of sight diverging from the existing sculptural form. In recent years, she has started to implement a range of materials from plaster to glass and even soap bars. Aoki has been awarded the Minster of Education’s Choice: New Artist prize, Mainichi Arts Awards, and in 2017, the prestigious Nakahara Teijiro Prize. Since 1997, she has continued to create series of publications made in copperplate, woodcut and paper print, currently the total standing at 20.

 

Collection

Utsunomiya Museum of Art
Oita Art Museum
The Museum Morden Art Kamakura&Hayama
Kirishima Open-Air Museum
Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori Public University
National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
Shiseido Art House
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art
Asahikawa Museum of Sculpture In Honor of Teijiro Nakahara
Nagoya City Art Museum
The Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art
Hara Museum
Agency for Cultural Affairs
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
Pola Museum of Art
Meguro Museum of Art,Tokyo
Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum
Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art

 


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