The work of Pacific Northwest artist Naoko Morisawa has been chosen to decorate traffic signal control boxes in the city of Kent. The Kent Arts Commission announced the completion and installation of the vinyl art wraps late last month. The art wraps are intended to curb graffiti and create a visually dynamic and interesting environment. […]
Seattle-based artist Naoko Morisawa was chosen as one of the recipients of The Individual Artist Award 2017 by The Santo Foundation, a nonprofit that recognizes and assist the careers of individual artists. Morisawa received $1,000. The winners were selected by Elyse A. Gonzales, who is Assistant Director and Curator of Exhibitions at the Art, Design […]
A selection of artist Naoko Morisawa’s wood mosaic collages is available for public viewing at the Edmonds Library through March 15. Morisawa’s work is a contemporary update of traditional Japanese wood mosaic popular during the Edo period (1603–1868). Her pieces, made from thousands of very small slices of natural and oil-dyed wood, explore imagery that […]
Crews finished installing street art work created by Seattle artist Naoko Morisawa on Dec. 22, at Aurora Avenue North and 205th Street Southwest in the city of Shoreline. Traffic control boxes are the large metal boxes that control traffic signals — they are also prime targets for graffiti. Adding art to these boxes beautifies the […]
Naoko Morisawa received the Merit Award and a cash award at Art Port Townsend 2016. Her work, “My Collection — Gulliver,” is an oil-stained, hand-crafted wood mosaic, acrylic, oil, sumi on wooden board. Morisawa earned her BA in Design, Ceramics at Tama Art University in Japan, and moved to Seattle in 2005. The Art Port […]
The Kirkland Arts Center current exhibition, “Slash and Burn”, features Japanese artists Naoko Morisawa and June Sekiguchi among the eight local artists represented. The exhibit started on Dec. 12 and runs through Jan. 30. “Slash-and-burn” is an agricultural method that involves cutting and burning off all vegetation on a plot of land to regenerate the […]
Seattle artist Naoko Morisawa was one of 55 worldwide artist selected to show her artwork at the Dublin Biennial 2014’s International Contemporary Art Exhibition that ran from June 13 to June 22 in Dublin, Ireland. The 10-day event featured film screenings, performances, workshops, and discussions.
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly From a distance, Naoko Morisawa’s artwork looks like a painting, but look closer, and you will notice that they are wood mosaics. Her art is made from hundreds of thousands of small slices of natural and oil-dyed woodchips on a palette. Her art style is transformed from a traditional […]
Pacific Northwest artist Naoko Morisawa has been chosen for inclusion in the 2013 CVG Show in Bremerton’s Collective Vision Gallery.
Artist Naoko Morisawa is one of five local artists featured in the upcoming First Friday Art Walk at Bellevue Place Fountain Court on Sept. 7. Bellevue’s First Friday art walks takes place on the first Friday of July, August, and September, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission to the Bellevue Art Museum is free […]