NORIKO TOMITA

Textile Fiber Artist

 

I am always conscious of "taking up a challenge in textiles" when producing my works. Currently, the theme of patterns forms the core of my work and it is one of the most important elements in textiles; I am creating works that are focused on the relationship between materials and methods.

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, 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

・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 Exhibitions, others  

・ECHIGO-TSUMARI 2022, Niigata, Japan

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

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

・Contemporary Textile Art Biennial "Contextile 2016", Portugal
・Setouchi Art Triennale 2016, Awashima, 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