I am a Japanese National.  I originally studied weaving in college under Kyoko Kumai, a textile artist in Japan who uses stainless steel fiber as a medium.  After relocating to San Diego in 2001, I graduated from UC San Diego with a bachelors in art and computing.  I then worked for various companies in graphic design before joining Palomar Handweavers' Guild in 2013 which is when I became focused on tapestry.
I feel fiber has an uncanny character which stimulates my imagination.  At the same time, it also has a stereotyped notion of flatness when we talk about a sheets of fabric.   I’m experimenting with how I can apply the uniqueness of dimension into my work by creating something fun and unexpected.
Contact me by email
Noriko Kage
noko@norikokage.com
EDUCATION
University of California San Diego BA
Oita Prefectural College of Arts and Culture, Japan AA
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018
Monochromatic M's and More, Designing Weavers Group Exhibition, Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery, Escondido CA
West Coast Fibers, Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery, Escondido CA
2017
Time Flies & Let It Sparkle, Designing Weavers Group Exhibition, Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery, Escondido CA
West Coast Fibers, Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery, Escondido CA
2016
HGA’s Small Expressions 2016, sponsored by the Handweavers Guild Of America (international juried show), Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
2015-2016
Small tapestry International 4, sponsored by American Tapestry Alliance (international juried show), Artspace Raleigh, North Carolina, Biggs Museum of Art Dover, Delaware, Orville Hanchey Gallery, Northwestern State University Natchitoches, Louisiana
2015
HGA’s Small Expressions 2015, sponsored by the Handweavers Guild Of America, Textile Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota,
AWARDS
2017 Honorable Mention, West Coast Fibers, the Escondido Arts Partnership (Juror Deanna Deeds)
2016 Edith Whitemen Award, Small Expressions 2016, the Handweavers Guild Of America (Juror Monica Obniski)
2015 1st place, Small Expressions 2015, the Handweavers Guild Of America (Juror Nicole LaBouff, PhD)
2014 First place in Tapestry, San Diego County Fair, Del Mar, CA
CATALOGS/PUBLICATIONS
2016 Tapestry Unlimited: 11th International, Unjuried Small Format Tapestry
American Tapestry Alliance
2015 Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot vol. XLVI No. 3 Issue 183 Summer 2015
The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.
2015 Honoring Tradition, Inspiring Innovation – Small tapestry International 4
American Tapestry Alliance
2014 Untitled/Unjuried, The 10th Unjuried Exhibit of Small Format Tapestries
American Tapestry Alliance
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