Noriko Kinouchi

The only way I can explain my work is as a manifestation, or an expression, of beauty. Beauty itself is no more or less than a pure state of energy that carries with it a natural vitality. At least, that is one way that I define the word. In an attempt to capture this beauty, I combine cutting edge technology with the expressive techniques of the past to create something beautiful, something that is both universal and like nothing that has ever been expressed before. My latest work is the result of these efforts. I use softwares like Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects not because they make the creation process easier, but because I am able to achieve finer detail than would be possible with paints. This work does not tell a story, rather, it aims to evoke the pulsation of the cells of which our bodies our made and the life force within them. I wanted to see how close the immaterial digital world could come to embodying a sense of vitality, and I feel that by setting this challenge for myself, I was able to take my work to a new level.

Born in Kanagawa, Japan. Currently living in Tokyo. 


2000 BA Tokyo University of the Arts. Major in oil painting. 

2002 MFA Tokyo University of the Arts. Major in Japanese style 

woodblock printmaking. 


2004 Solo Show, the NORBULINGKA Tokyo 

2005 Solo show, Art Front Gallery Tokyo 

2012-14 Group Show,Agora gallery NYC 

2015 Tokyo International Art Fair 

2015 Solo show, cafe Grumpy NYC

2017 solo show at KURAMAE4273,Tokyo

2018 The video work for the special event Matsuzakaya department store Ueno,Tokyo


2001 Tosa Print Making Biennial Exhibition 

2005 Tokyo Competition 

2008 Asia Digital Art Award Fukuoka graphic section 

2015,2016 Asia Digital Art Award Fukuoka animation section Award winning

2017 Asia Digital Art Award Fukuoka animation section Grand Award winning