Artist’s Project: Noriko Ambe


For her stunning project Nagisa – Into the Edge of the Sea, the Japanese sculptor has created a removable 57"-long, 6-panel foldout, printed on translucent stock, that features a series of her evocative photographs of the ocean laced with 200 die-cut holes. Readers are invited to create their own sculpture by arranging the piece in an infinite number of configurations.


Based in New York City and Tokyo, Noriko Ambe’s recent solo exhibitions include (Un)Filtered Reflections at Aloft/Hermès, Singapore (2018) and Continuous Cutting Altered Daily at Maho Kubota Gallery, Tokyo (2016). Ambe has also participated in group shows at venues such as the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas; David Zwirner Gallery, New York; and the Horst-Janssen-Museum, Oldenburg, Germany. She is a recipient of a Freeman Fellowship (2003) and a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (2007) and has been awarded residencies at Art Omi and the Vermont Studio Center. Ambe’s work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the KKR Collection, Tokyo; and the Yale University Art Gallery.