Picture That  

Naoko Morisawa
Greater Seattle Area, Washington

Born in Tokyo, Japan
Bachelor of Art. Design Tama Art University, Tokyo

My artwork is made of hundreds of very small slices of oil-dyed (wood) chips on board. The variety of wood grain is very beautiful and the pattern is never the same. The combination of natural grains creates interesting shadows and impressions. Each piece is created with the care one would use writing a letter to a loved one or friend. I make art that is natural, playful and lifts people's spirits. But I also want my artwork to be about myself, like a diary. Bright, fun, and unusual subjects attract and inspire me to work in new directions. Music, fashion, people, animal, food, tropical flowers, green trend and varieties of sweets are recurring themes in my work.

I have exhibited my art at Seattle Art Museum(SAM) Gallery, Northwind Art Center Gallery, Port Townsend, Nordstrom, Inc Corporate Gallery, Nordstrom APAM Exhibition Event, Lynnwood Convention Center, Parklane Gallery, Kirkland, Frances Anderson Center in WA State and ACCI Gallery, Berkley in CA, Hoffman Gallery OCAC Portland, Oregon, The Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas in NV. I also exhibited at BankArt studio NYK, Doll House Gallery, Yokohama, and Art Box Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.