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.
|1949||Born Shinichi-cho, 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.|
Stainless steel sculpture “Perpetual Flight II Beyond Time and Space” installed in Shinichi-cho, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture.
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-cho, Hiroshima Prefecture.
・Installed “Perpetual Flight VI Rising to The Firmament” in the Shenzhen Museum of Art, China.
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.|
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.
Installed the stainless steel sculpture “The Spirit of Hermes” in Marathon City, Greece.
Installed the stainless steel sculpture “Gale Flash Back” in the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art Hill of Sculpture.
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 “Endless Possibility” as his first private sector work at Shigiya Machinery Works Ltd. (Fukuyama).
Installed the monument “Enlightenment” on the wall of the blow-by of the Kannabe Civic Center of Fukuyama City.
|Present||Resides in Soho, New York.
Director, Audubon Artists Inc.; Member, American Color Print Society; Member and Judge American Federation of Arts.