Endless Possibility
「無限の可能性」

Modern Art ArtistMasaaki Noda

Masaaki Noda (1949–) is a modern art artist who was born in Shinichi-cho, Fukuyama City in 1949 and began an active career in Asia, Europe and other areas of the world using New York as his home base in 1977.
In the early 1970’s, he began working on silk screen prints and was highly appraised as a young, new member in Kansai artist circles, receiving the Osaka City Mayor’s Prize at the “26th Modern Art Association Exhibition”, and other awards.
From the 1980’s onward, his printing techniques became more elaborate and advanced. His intense, swirling, vibrant expressions, which invoked thoughts of the natural air, began to garner attention in the U.S. printing world as well.
From the 1990’s, he began to actively work on solid works based on paintings and prints, showing multifaceted developments from the two dimensional to the three dimensional.
From 2000 until recently, he has held private exhibitions not just in the U.S., but also in Shenzhen, China; Delphi and Marathon, Greece; and more, and installed monuments in Matsue and Fukuyama in Japan, greatly expanding the scope of his activities.

Profile

1949 Born Shinichicho, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture.
1972 Graduated from the Osaka University of Arts Fine Arts Department.
1976 ・Awarded the Osaka Mayor’s Prize at the “26th Modern Art Association Exhibition”.
・Selected to exhibit in the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art “Art Now ’76” new artists exhibition the same year.
1977 Moved base of operations to New York, U.S.A., and studied at the Art Students League.
1982 Held a private exhibition at the ACWLP Gallery, and was invited to exhibit at the “International Aerial Art Orchestration (Sky Sculpture)”. (N.Y., Sheep Meadow, Central Park)
1997 Installed large stained glass “Rising to the Firmament” and other works in Keihan Electric Railway Uji Station.
2000

Stainless steel sculpture “Perpetual Flight II Beyond Time and Space” installed in Shinichi-cho, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture.

2002

Installed “Perpetual Flight III Dream Catcher” in Tode High School, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture.

2003 ・Installed “Perpetual Flight V Luminary” in Hirano Nursery School in Kannabe Town, Hiroshima Prefecture.
・Installed “Perpetual Flight VI Rising to The Firmament” in the Shenzhen Museum of Art, China.
2005

Installed “Apollo’s Mirror” in Delphi, Greece (next to the Temple of Apollo).

2006 Held the “Masaaki Noda–Message from New York” exhibition at the Fukuyama Museum of Art.
2009

Installed stainless steel sculpture “The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn” in The American College of Greece, Athens, Greece. Installed a sister work at Lake Shinji, Matsue City the following year.

2010

Installed the stainless steel sculpture “The Spirit of Hermes” in Marathon City, Greece.

2011

Installed the stainless steel sculpture “Gale Flash Back” in the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art Hill of Sculpture.

2012

Installed the stainless steel structure “The Future Is Now” in the south plaza at Fukyama Station.

2014 Installed “Lafcadio Hearn–Odyssey of an Open Mind” at the Lafcadio Hearn Historical Center.
2015 ・Installed “Splendor” at the Japanese American Association of New York (New York).
・With an unveiling ceremony held on April 6, installed the Endless Possibility as his first private sector work at Shigiya Machinery Works, Ltd. (Fukuyama).
2016

Installed the monument “Enlightenment” on the wall of the blow-by of the Kannabe Civic Center of Fukuyama City.

現在 Resides in Soho, New York.
Director, Audubon Artists Inc.; Member, American Color Print Society; Member and Judge American Federation of Arts.