Fann A Porter is pleased to present an online exclusive exhibition featuring the works of Juri Morioka, Japanese abstract artist living in New York City, USA.
Juri Morioka was born in Tokyo, Japan. She spent a year at the University of Toledo before moving to New York City where she earned a BFA in painting at Parsons School of Design in 1990.
The recipient of numerous grants and awards, Morioka has exhibited her paintings in galleries and museums across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Since her works were first introduced in Dubai in 2005, they have been showcased in galleries throughout the UAE.
From her studio in New York City's Lower East Side, Morioka writes, "I always approach the canvas directly, without any preceding sketches or studies. I paint in the manner of Zen, moving my brushes along with my mind's rhythm, relying solely on instinct and intuition. Outside of conscious thought, I search for harmony and form in the play of color and shapes, and a composition gradually emerges. Then, feeling my way with my brush, I enter the painting and wander through its spaces and along its paths with a deep sense of belonging. I welcome the viewer to join me on the same journey, with the same sense of belonging, sharing in the belief that everything has a life of its own."