PROFILE

  • Each time I turn over the calendar's pages,
  • there is a new landscape.
  • The seasons turn.
  • I'm happy as I recall half-forgotten memories:
  • Spring wakens me
  • Summer dazzles me
  • Autumn reveals all the colours
  • Winter brings rest, a pause.
  • There are
  • Light
  • Shadow
  • Color
  • in the breeze which brushes my cheek.
  • And I want to catch the tones of the landscape's fragrances.
  • I want to picture the mind of nature.
  • Biography

    1978
    Born in Nara Prefecture
    2001
    Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Design
    2003
    Completed Master's degree at Tokyo University of the Arts (studied under Chinami Nakajima)
     
    2005
    Completed Master's degree at Tokyo University of the Arts (
    Present
    Japan Visual Arts Academy member
    Japan Artists Association member
  • Solo exhibition

    2020
    Solo Exhibition at Sogo Department Store (Yokohama)
    Solo Exhibition at Abeno Harukasu Kintestu Department Store (Osaka)
    2019
    "Revolving Seasons" at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Department Store (Tokyo)
    2018
    "Mikiko Noji ~Large Scale Nihonga Paintings Exhibition~ at Plazanorth (Saitama)
    "Musical Score of the Four Seasons" at Tenmaya Department Store (Okayama)
    "The Breath of Nature" at Tobu Department Store (Ikebukuro)
    2017
    Solo Exhibition at Art Fair Tokyo in Tokyo International Forum (Itsuki Art Gallery Booth)
    "Playing Molody of White" at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Department Store (Tokyo)
    2016
    "Far Long Seasonos" at Tokyo Department Store (Shibuya)
    "Transforming Steady Things" at Abeno Harukasu Kintestu Department Store (Osaka)
    2015
    "Stories of the Four Seasons" at Nagoya Matsuzakaya Department Store (Aichi)
    "The Four Seasons" at Fukuyama Tenmaya Department Store (Hiroshima)
    2014
    "The Four Seasons" at Osaka Rihga Royal Hotel
    "The Four Seasons" at Kobe Sogo Department Store (Hyogo)
    "Poetry of the Four Seasons" at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Department Store (Tokyo)
    2013
    "The Four Seasons" at Tobu Department Store (Ikebukuro)
    "Message of The Four Seasons" Seibu Department Store (Fukui)
    2012
    "The Four Seasons" at Tobu Department Store (Ikebukuro)
    2010
    "The Bookmarker of Time" at Tobu Department Store (Funabashi)
    "Turning the Calendar" at Sogo Department Store (Yokohama)
    2009
    "The Bookmarker of Time" at Tobu Department Store (Ikebukuro)
    2008
    "The Breath of Nature" at Osaka Umeda Daimaru (Osaka)
    "The Breath of Nature" at Matsuzakaya (Ueno)
    2007
    "The Breath of Nature" at Tobu Department Store (Ikebukuro)
    2006
    "The Breath of Nature" Exhibition at Matsuzakaya (Ueno)
    "The Breath of Nature" Exhibition at Tokyu Department Store (Shibuya)
    2005
    Mikiko Noji Nihonga Exhibition at Itsuki Art (Kyobashi)
    2004
    Mikiko Noji Nihonga Exhibition at Umeda Main Store of Hankyu Department Store (Osaka)
    2003
    Respoire Newcomer Selection Exhibition at Surugadai gallery (Ginza)
    Mikiko Noji Nihonga Exhibition at Hikawa no mori Cultural Hall (Omiya) and Gallery Shiki (Kyoto)
    2001
    Mikiko Noji Nihonga Exhibition at Hikawa no mori Cultural Hall (Omiya)
    1999
    Mikiko Noji Nihonga Exhibition at Gekkoso (Ginza) / Hikawa no mori Cultural Hall (Omiya)
  • Record of Awards

    2019
    "The 74th Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Spring" (Selected)
    2018
    "The Seventh Artist Group Kaze Large Scale Artwork Competitoin" (Selected)
    "The 73rd Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Spring" (Selected)
    "The 103rd Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Autumn" (Selected)
    2017
    "Sato Sakura Museum Ohka Award Exhibition" (Selected / Collectin of the Musem)
    "The Sixth Artist Group Kaze Large Scale Artwork Competitoin" (Selected)
    "The 72nd Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Spring" (Selected)
    "The 102nd Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Autumn" (Selected)
    2016
    "The 71st Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Spring" (Selected)
    "The 101st Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Autumn" (Selected)
    2015
    "The Fourth Artist Group Kaze Large Scale Artwork Competitoin" (Selected)
    "The 70th Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Spring" (Selected)
    "The 100th Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Autumn" (Selected)
    2014
    "The 69th Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Spring" (Selected)
    "The 99th Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Autumn" (Selected)
    2013
    "Sato Sakura Museum Ohka Award Exhibition" (Selected / Collectin of the Musem)
    "The 68th Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Spring" (Selected)
    "The 98th Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Autumn" (Selected)
    2012
    "The 67th Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Spring" (Selected)
    "The 97th Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Autumn" (Selected)
    2011
    "The 66th Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Spring" (Selected)
    "The 96th Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Autumn" (Selected)
    2010
    "The 65th Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Spring" (Selected)
    "The 95th Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Autumn" (Selected)
    2009
    "The 64th Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Spring" (Selected)
    "The 94th Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Autumn" (Selected)
    2008
    "The 63rd Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Spring" (Selected)
    "The 93rd Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Autumn" (Selected)
    2007
    "The 62nd Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Spring" (Selected)
    "The 92nd Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Autumn" (Selected)
    2006
    "The 61st Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Spring" (Selected)
    "The 91st Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Autumn" (Selected)
    2005
    "The 60th Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Spring" (Selected)
    "The 90th Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Autumn" (Selected)
    2004
    "The 59th Japan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Spring ." (Selected)
    2003
    Graduation work of Tokyo University of the Arts for Master's Degree, Salon du Plantain award and Shiho award (The Collection of Edogawa Gakuen Junior and High School)
    2002
    The Sato Taiyo Prize Competition (Accepted)
    Oh Ryu Oh Japanese Painting Prize Competition (Accepted)
    Shinsei Exhibition (Accepted)
    Saitama City Competition (Mayor's Award)
    Northland Biennale Exhibition (Honorble Mention)
    2001
    Graduation work of Tokyo University of the Arts, the design award and Shiho award (The Collection of Edogawa Gakuen Junior and High School)
    Myoko Shikisai Geijutsu Exhibition (The Shikisai Grand Prize)
    Fukui Thumbhole Art Exhibition (The Excellence Award)
    Amatsu Minato Town Painting Competition (The Excellence Award)
    Setsuryosha Firenze Award Exhibition (Honorable Mention)
    Ths Morikazu Kumagai Award Exhibition (Nominated)
    Tenryu-gawa Panting Competition (Accepted)
    The Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition (Nominated)
    2000
    Ikuo Hirayama Scholarship Award
    1998
    The Illustration Yokohama Competition 1998 (Accepted)
     
    In addition, Noji's artwork is used for books, magazines, and calenders.
Live with nature

Live with nature

Even if I open the window and look up at the sky in the morning, I can feel our mind being washed away by the air of the wide world. I feel the coming of season in colored trees with white clouds float. The warmth of the sun is received on the cheek, and the song of the little bird informs the time. I think nature has power such as magical.
I would like to capture the sparkle of moment and simple passage of the seasons as the breath and smell of nature for not to miss the fresh impression from dialogue with nature. I face nature obediently and express realistic. And then I would like to draw the pleasant smell wraped around that no shape such as light, wind and warmth, quietness. It's not only visible things such as shapes and colors. And I would like to express spirituality such as hope and power(soul).

  • "Beyond the sky"

  • "Kageru spell"

  • "Signpost" A pine of miracle
Tree & Natural

Tree & Natural

I liked to draw watching things but I was not good at an imaginary drawings since I was child have learned to the drawing class. I don't have what to be unconventional ideas by artist and unusual personality. Therefore, I decided theme of "Nature" like flowers and trees close to me that are just beautiful even replica the shapes.
WWhen I was in university fourth guraduate, I went all over to research the huge trees at Kanto for graduation. When I saw a giant tree that lived for more than a thousand years, I felt magnificently divine. And then, I went out to Yakushima and Shirakami Mountains. I still draw the theme of nature and trees by those experience of trips impress my heart.

  • At Yakushima

  • "tree" Graduation work
    University student

  • "Shiori" Graduation work
    the master's course of University student
Memory of time

Memory of time

When I was studying preservation and restoration at Tokyo art University, I used to replicate French paintings every day. It was great two years for me who was self-taught that I learn many things the basic techniques of Japanese painting how to draw a line, the characteristics of washi paper and silk, binding etc. On the other hand, both replica and restoration made me cramped very much, and I thought a lot "I want to draw freely favorite things as I like it!" In such a hectic days, I started to draw this "Series Memory of time" in earnest.
Originally, the chair and the table appeared so I called "series chair" because the image spread on it was formed. I drew it like a play with relaxing like release my cramped feeling. I would like to express what to go back to our childhood, a comfort that nostalgizes our hometown, warmth and connection in people's lives, by adding a cute fan I found on my trip and a piano I used to play. And works of "ginkgo" and "cherry blossoms" an extension of "series trees and natures" are also the same intend. The essence I want to express doesn't change even if the way of drawing is different.

  • "Peacock Mingo"
    Replica

  • "fan"

  • "piano"

  • "A weird gift"
Starting point

Starting point

Born in Nara in 1978. Office employee's father and teacher's mother. When I was two and a half, I moved to Omiya in Saitama by my father's transfer. My mother left the teacher and started a painting class at home. My home will change to painting classroom every evening. There was filled with children were all over the small room, but energetic children and the teachings of cheerful mother were such a fun space. After the children went back, always my mother began a critique with me. We arranged pictures on the floor, and she said "What kind of picture does Miki-chan like?" "How is this color?" "What to do for being better?" I didn't like well to draw picture though, but I've never gotten bored the daily critics.
And another daily routine, it's a picture diary that I continued drawing almost every day from kindergarten to elementary school upper grades. My mother always prepared for me to use drawing paper, brush, pastel crayon and paints freely at any time. Thanks to these environments, I was able to grow by touching drawings naturally. This is the foundation of my drawings, and I think it is probably the reason I can keep on as an artist now. Thirty years after that, my mother is still teaching drawings.

I'm really happy that I could do what I like at work. I think it's such a wonderful thing that my drawings make someone smile, and people say it thank you.

  • Picture diary


  • Self portrait
    "I'm 6 years old"

  • Still life
    junior high school student

  • Still life
    high school student

  • Drawing
    high school student