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Artist’s Project: Juri Morioka

By Juri Morioka

Esopus 14 (Spring 2010)
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“These works are a map of my surroundings, helping me to see where I am in this changing world. Like everyone, I’m moving about constantly, perpetually losing and finding myself along the way.”—Juri Morioka

Tokyo native Juri Morioka has made New York City her home since receiving her B.F.A. in painting from Parsons School of Design in 1990. Her work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the U.S. as well as in Japan, Greece, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, and Syria. Morioka, who has a studio at Kenkeleba House in the East Village, has been the recipient of a Chashama artist-in-residence studio space grant, a full-fellowship residency from the Vermont Studio Center, and grants from the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, the Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, and the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation.