Name

Noriho Uriu

About

I was born and raised in Japan. I received BA at Musashino Art University, Tokyo and at the Art Student League in New York City. There, I focused on studying drawing and oil painting. After moving to California, I have been focusing to create printmaking and showing my prints at Laguna Art Festival for past 9 years.
I am Member of the Los Angeles Print Making Society (LAPS).

About my printmaking

The metal plate retains a trace of every successive stage of etching and carving, recording a process of spontaneous change and development.
And new and unexpected images are born out of the process of exploring various printmaking methods.
I explore symbols of hope surviving in the face of nature’s disasters and human destructiveness. I have recently experimented with abstractions of thoughts and images taken from daily life.

Solo exhibition

2012-2013 “Conceptual Mapping” at Concordia University Irvine, CA

2010 the Visual and Performing office lobby, Orange Coast College, Cost Mesa, CA

2008 Solo exhibition (StoneRiver company) at Borders, Costa Mesa, CA

2008 “Rift of existence” at Concordia University Irvine, CA

Selected group Exhibitions

2005-2013 Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA

2005-2010 Orange County Fair- Professional Graphics, Costa Mesa, CA
(2007-1st place / Best of the show/Division winner)

2013
City of Laguna Beach 2013Juried Fine Art Exhibition1(jurors: ) Laguna Beach CA

All Media 2013 Irvine Fine Art Center (jurors: Grace Kook-Anderson ) Irvine, CA

Ink & Clay 39 (jurors: Liza Folman and Michael David) California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

81th Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA

Arts & music Festival at UHill Community Center, Irvine, CA

7th Annual California Centered: Printmaking 2013 Merced Multicultural Art Center, Merced, CA

2012
“Potpourri ” (curator: Pat Sparkuhl)Wells Fargo Bank, Laguna Beach, CA

80th Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA

All Media 2012 Irvine Fine Art Center (jurors: ) Irvine, CA

“Made in California” (jurors: Rebecca Morse) City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA

Ink & Clay 38 (jurors: Michelle Deziel) California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

2011
Invitation printmaking show (curator: Kinda Hibrawi) Café Ciali, Santa Ana, CA

“From Dublin to LA and Back” Printmaking Exchange Exhibition between the Los Angeles Printmaking Society and the Black Church Print Studion of Dublin, Ireland.

All Media 2011 Irvine Fine Art Center (jurors: Perin Mahler) Irvine, CA

City of Laguna Beach 2011 Juried Fine Art Exhibition1(jurors: Richard Chang) Laguna Beach CA

“Mixed bag” (curator: Pat Sparkuhl)Wells Fargo Bank, Laguna Beach, CA
Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA

“The Festival Highlights Exhibition” (curator:Pat Sparkuhl) City of Laguna Beach ,Laguna Beach CA

79th Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA

Festival of Arts printmaking exhibit (curator:Pat Sparkuhl)
Wells Fargo Bank, Laguna Beach, CA

Juried LAPS Membership Exhibition 2011 (jurors: Mike Mcgee)
City of Brea Art Gallery, Bera, Ca

5th Annual California Centered: Printmaking 2011 (Honorable Mention)
Merced Multicultural Art Center, Merced, CA

Ink & Clay 37 (jurors: Allegra Pesenti) (Cash award
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

Boston Printmakers 2011 North American Print Biennial (jurors: Jim Dine)
The Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA

2010
All Media 2010 Irvine Fine Art Center (jurors: Karen Moss) Irvine, CA

City of Laguna Beach 2010 Juried Fine Art Exhibition (Honorable Mention)
(jurors: Martin Betz) Laguna Beach CA

Festival of Arts All Media exhibit (curator:Pat Sparkuhl)
Wells Fargo Bank, Laguna Beach, CA

2009
"The Small Print" (jurors: Patrick Merrill (OT Gallery) Tustin, CA

"Evolution and Change" (jurors: Patrick Merrill (OT Gallery) Tustin, CA

“The Mater Terra” (curator: Alessandro Fornaci) Rome, Italy

2008
“Identity” Los Angeles Printmaking Society Juried Member Exhibition
(jurors: Patrick Merrill)Craft and Folk Art Museum Los Angels, CA

“Between east and west” (Old Town Gallery) Tustin, CA

2007
“Another View” additional exhibition of the 19th National Printmaking Exhibition, Los Angeles (jurors: Linda Lyke and Harvey Jordan)

“Impression & Expression “ Community Art Project (Wells Fargo Bank ) Laguna Beach CA

2006
All Media 2006, Irvine Fine Art Center, (juror: Jerry Burchfield)Irvine, CA

Ink and Idea, Los Angeles Printmaking Society Juried Member Exhibition, (jurors: Linda Lyke and Harvey Jordan) The University of Judaism, LA, CA

LAPS – Belfast Etchers Exchange Exhibit, Belfast, Northern Ireland
(juror: Robin Accarino)

2006 Pacific States Biennial National Print Exhibition (juror: John T Scott) University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hawaii

Janet Turner Print Museum 6th National Print Competition & Exhibition
(juror: Deborah Cornell) Chico, CA

Los Angeles Printmaking Society Juried Member Exhibition (juror: Henry Klein) Burbank, CA

2005
Ten Year Anniversary Print Showcase (Old Town Gallery) Tustin, CA

18th National Printmaking Exhibition, Los Angeles (juror: Ruth Weisberg)

Ink and Clay 31, Pomona, CA (juror: Henry Hopkins)

2004
LAPS - New York Society of Etchers Exchange Exhibit, New York City (juror: Roxanne Sexauer)

Second Biennial Orange County Juried Exhibition, Muckenthaler Cultural Center (juror: Kim Abeles)

2003
Juried Orange County Fine Arts Member Show (Honorable Mention) (juror: Donna Westerman)

Los Angeles Printmaking Society Juried Member Exhibition (juror: Donna Westerman)

Women’s Festival, The Second City Council, Long Beach (juror: Ruth Weisberg)

2002
The Artist’s Eye (3rd Place), Orange County, CA

New Members Debut Show, Los Angeles Printmaking Society

2001
California State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition (Award of Merit), Sacramento, CA

America, The Second City Council, Long Beach, CA

1995
Japanese Artists Group in New York, Japanese Consulate, New York City

1980.s
Art Student League Juried Show, Lincoln Center, New York City
Solo Exhibition, Mitsubishi Bank, Tokyo, Japan
Art University Graduation Exhibition, Municipal Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Kokuga-Kai Art Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
This is a Ten, Kanagawa Prefectural Art Museum, Kanagawa, Japan