Noriko Okada’s works are like siblings who look nothing alike. They’re like third cousins; like twins separated at birth; like people who you could have sworn were only children: each work is singular, but is related by a thread that runs deep yet just out of sight. Her amalgamous artworks of paint, fabric, prints, and ceramic don’t shout their message out loud, but invite viewers in for a chat.
Noriko Okada is an artist who combines a variety of media, such as painting, printmaking, ceramics and fabric, in her creation of artwork. Her process consists of physical mark-making and a kind of psychological conversation with the resulting materials.
She is from Osaka, Japan, graduated from Doshisha University in Kyoto with a bachelor’s degree in Aesthetics and Art Theory. After she found her love for art making at Suffolk Community College on Long Island, she earned MFA in Visual Arts and MA in Art History from Purchase College, State University of New York.