Juror’s bio: Hiroki Morinoue is a native of Holualoa, Hawaii and holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the California College of Arts and Crafts. He studied Sumi-e (Japanese Brush Painting) from K. Ito sensei and Moku-hanga (Japanese Woodblock printing) from T. Okubo sensei in Japan.
Morinoue has worked successfully in a variety of media including mixed media paintings, prints, ceramics and sculpture. In all of his works, there is a compelling sense of place—of the shoreline, rocks, lava flows and skies of the Big Island. He has long been a patient observer of nature, in particular, of its rhythms, cycles, and patterns.
He is actively involved in teaching at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, for their summer program in Snowmass, Colorado and Holualoa Foundation for Arts & Culture for their on-going programs in Kona, Hawaii.
Morinoue has shown his works in galleries across the mainland, and his art may also be seen in Hawaii State Art Museum, The Contemporary Museum of Hawaii, The Honolulu Academy of Arts, The National Parks Collection in Maryland, The De Young Museum print collection in San Francisco, Ueno no Mori Museum in Tokyo, City of Fujisawa collection in Kanagawa, Japan, Honolulu Convention Center, and Honolulu State Library in Hawaii.
In 1996 he was designated a Living Treasure of Hawaii by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission in Honolulu.
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