Noe Aoki

 

 

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

Completed the graduate school of Musashino Art University. One of the fundamental materials Aoki is fascinated to utilize is iron, the substance to exist more than water on the earth, and near at hand of mankind for a long time. She works on the extremely solid material and her work of art is the creation of the repetitive process of fusing, and welding numerous parts of the industrial sheet of iron together. This craftsmanship induces and liberates a notion of sculpture – the chunk of material – and drastically alters every element in the materiality, even the spatial quality when the work is installed. With deep contemplation towards the condition of the exhibition space, and extensive composition to incorporate with visible/invisible detail also in sync with audience, her work creates a broad viewpoint distinguishing from the existing form of installation. In recent years, the body of her work employs various materials such as soap bars, plaster, and glass. Aoki is awarded Minster of Education’s Choice: New Artist prize, Mainichi Arts Awards, and in 2017, the prestigious Nakahara Teijiro Prize. Since 1997, she continues to create a series of publications made in copperplate, woodcut and paper print, and the total currently counts 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