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NORIKO TOMITA
Textile Fiber Artist
 

While learning dyeing and weaving at college, I became aware of "fiber as art". 

The materials I use in my works are all daily necessities, but since paper, which is made from pulp, and thread-like materials can be treated as fibers, metals and other materials are also used in fiber art. My work begins with my interest in such fibers and daily necessities derived from fibers, and then creating through repeated trial and error with my hands.

I think that encounters with materials in everyday life lead to the pursuit of fiber art creation outside of the general textiles production methods such as weaving, knitting and so on.

 

Currently, I have been creating works focusing on the relationship between materials and techniques, with patterns being one of the most important elements in textiles.

In developing fiber art using various materials, I think that the most important thing is to have a unique viewpoint after deepening my understanding of the background and thoughts behind the textiles as well as textile techniques. I am convinced that this will lead to expressions unique to fibers with depth and content, without being limited to surface decorations and patterns.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Tokyo, Japan

-Awards

・Won TXT Prize 2017 in 19th International Mini Textile Exhibition “Nearby-Faraway”, Slovakia, 2017    

・Won Second Place in "Small Expressions", the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA), USA, 2013    

・Won "Special Award" in 8th International Biennial of Textile Miniatures "Thoughts -that is...", Lithuania, 2013 

・Won "Excellent works" in 6th International Mini Textile Exhibition, Ukraine, 2013

・Won Second Prize in 3rd International Contemporary Textile Art Competition "Continere", Belgium, 2011  

・Invited to Awashima Artist in Residence, Japan, 2011

-Teaching

・Invited as a visiting lecturer, Da-Yeh University, Taiwan, 2012

-Publish

・Textile free magazine "mA" vol.13 edited by Tama Art University, 2023

・Shuttle SPINDLE & DYEPOT (HGA), USA, 2013

・LA PALABRA y el HOMBRE, Mexico, 2011

・Textile Forum Magazine "Como-Miniartextil", 2010

-Education

・M.F.A., Textile Design Course, Tama Art University, Japan, 2010

・B.F.A., Textile Design Course, Tama Art University, Japan, 2007

-Selected Main Exhibitions, others 

・"Desert 23°S" La Wayaka Current, the Atacama Desert, Chile, 2023

Echigo-Tsumari 2022, Niigata, Japan

・Textile Art of Today, Slovakia, ​toured Hungary, Czech and Poland, 2018-19

・TXT Prize 2017 in 20th International Mini Textile Exhibition, Slovakia, 2018

・Contemporary Textile Art Biennial "Contextile 2016", Portugal
・Setouchi
Triennale 2016, "SOKO LABO" Awashima Marine Museum, Japan
・5th Riga International Textile and Fibre Art Triennial "Diversity&Unity", Latvia, 2015 

・Tama Art University 80th Anniversary 1935-2015, Japan

・BankART Artist in Residence, Japan, 2015, 2019, 2021

・10th International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art "Scythia 10", Ukraine, 2014 

・Rokko Meets Art 2014, Japan

・TEXTILE PRESENT, Akibatamabi 21, Japan, 2012

・6th Biennial International Textile Art "World Textile Art", Mexico, 2011

・The Japan Contemporary Fiber Art Exhibition, Tama Art University Museum, 2011 

・3rd International Contemporary Textile Art Competition "Continere", Belgium, 2011

・Como-Miniartexil, Italy, 2010, 2013, 2020

・Valcellina Award 2009 / 2011, Italy

         

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