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, 2014

・LA PALABRA y el HOMBRE, Mexico, 2011

-Education

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

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

-Main Exhibitions, others  

 

2022

Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Niigata, Japan

12th Baltic Mini Textile Gdynia 2022, Muzeum Miasta Gdyni, Poland

the Miniartextil Numero 30, Marcq-en-Barœul, France

 

2021

"Artists' Breath", Ichihara Lakeside Museum, Japan

BankART AIR 2021 WINTER, Yokohama, Japan

the 30th edition of Miniartextil (Como), Italy​

 

2020

*21th International Mini Textile Exhibition, Slovakia

*Como-Miniartexil, Italy

 

2019

11th International Biennial of Textile Miniatures "MEASURE", Lithuania

BankART AIR 2019 again, Yokohama, Japan

 

2018

TXT Prize 2017 in 20th International Mini Textile Exhibition "CELEBRATION", Slovakia

Textile Art of Today 2018, Slovakia, Hungary, Czech, Poland

 

2017
10th International Biennial of Textile Miniatures "ETHNO", Lithuania

19th International Mini Textile Exhibition "Nearby-Faraway", Slovakia

 

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

 

2015
Artist in Residence 2015 in BankART studio NYK, Japan
5th Riga International Textile and Fibre Art Triennial "Diversity&Unity", Latvia                                             9th International Biennial of Textile Miniatures "Out of the Box", Lithuania                                              Tama Art University 80th Anniversary 1935-2015, Japan

 

2014
10th International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art "Scythia 10", Ukraine                                          16th International Mini Textile Exhibition "Textiles over Gold", Slovakia
Japan's Fiber Art MINI -part 2-, Ohio, USA
Rokko Meets Art 2014, Japan 

 

2013
Small Expressions  (HGA), USA
Made in Japan-Made in Slovakia, Slovakia
6th International Mini Textile Exhibition (Scythia), Ukraine
8th International Biennial of Textile Miniatures "Thoughts-that is...", Lithuania

Como-Miniartexil "Eros", Italy                                      

 

2012
Valcellina Award 2011, Italy
"TEXTILE PRESENT", Akibatamabi 21, Japan

                                                                                                                                  

2011
Awashima Artist in Residence, Japan

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

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

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

         

2010
Valcellina Award 2009, Italy

Como-Miniartextil "Happiness", Italy