Noe Aoki



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

Completed a Master’s degree at 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.



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


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