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 14 years.
I am Member of the Los Angeles Print Making Society (LAPS).

Artist statements

I would like to be connected with things happening in the world through my art work. My art is an imprint of my life’s daily observations, feelings, and thoughts.
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 such as Intaglio, relief (woodcut / linocut), and monotype.

Solo exhibition

2016 The Loft, at University California San Diego, CA
2013 “Conceptual mapping” at Concordia University Irvine, CA
2010 The Visual and Performing office lobby, Orange Coast College, Cost Mesa, CA
2008 “Rift of existence” at Concordia University Irvine, CA
Solo exhibition (StoneRiver company) at Borders, Costa Mesa, CA
Selected group Exhibitions

2016
 “Made in California” (jurors: ) City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA

2015
 City of Laguna Beach 2015 Juried Fine Art Exhibition1(jurors: Malcolm Warner, Executive Director of the Laguna Art Museum) Laguna Beach CA
 Generations Forty Hues between Black & White (jurors: Stephen Anderson) at OCCCA Santa Ana CA
 Ink & Clay 41 (jurors: Cathy Weiss)_ California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
2014
 The Art of Stem Cells Show at OCCCA Santa Ana CA
 Ink & Clay 40 (jurors: Dave Lefner)_ Honorable mention_ California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
 Push and Pull Printmaking Show by Los Angeles Printmaking Sociaty (jurors: Frank Ellsworth) City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA
 82th Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA
 “Majesty of nature”(curator: Pat Sparkuhl)Wells Fargo Bank, Laguna Beach, CA
 Washi printmaking, Invitation, Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA
 City of Laguna Beach 2011 Juried Fine Art Exhibition1(jurors: Richard Chang) Laguna Beach CA
 Riflessi della Materia 2014, Invitation ,Philobiblon Gallery Via Bertoloni, Roma, Italy

2013
 City of Laguna Beach 2011 Juried Fine Art Exhibition (jurors:) Laguna Beach CA
 All Media 2013 Irvine Fine Art Center (jurors:Grace Kook-Anderson ) Irvine, CA
 Ink & Clay 39(jurors: Liza Folman & 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
 All Media 2012 Irvine Fine Art Center (jurors:) Irvine, CA
 Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, 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
 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, Brea, 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, Laguna Beach, CA
 Orange County Fair- Professional Graphics, (Honorable mention/ Juror’s choice)Costa Mesa, 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
 Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA
 Orange County Fair- Professional Graphics, (1st place /Division winner) Costa Mesa, CA
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
 Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA
 Orange County Fair- Professional Graphics, (1st place /Division winner)Costa Mesa, 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
 Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA
 Orange County Fair- Professional Graphics, (1st place / Best of the show/Division winner) Costa Mesa, 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
 Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA
 Orange County Fair- Professional Graphics, (Honorable mention・Juror’s choice) Costa Mesa, 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)
 Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA
 Orange County Fair- Professional Graphics, (1st place) Costa Mesa, CA

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

Education

Fine Art

Musasino Art University , Tokyo Japan

I was born and raised in Japan. I received BFA 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 for 14 years.

Specialties

  • Printmaking