Noriko FukuiPeople to Know: RAW ARTIST Noriko Fukui

RAW is at it again, showcasing amazing artist. We are at is again getting to know some of the featured artist a little better. Today we are getting to know Noriko Fukui.  She is showing at the next show SIGNATURE on March 17th at 8pm. Show will be at Maison Mercer. More details below.

Tell us a little about yourself.

Growing up in Japanese culture, which is so focused on maintaining harmony, I was not allowed to express and celebrate my individuality. But eventually I found the way to share through my art. 

Tell us about your work.

I don’t have any specific medium to create my art. I just let myself wonder. My art comes in different forms such as digital, ink, oil, acrylic and encaustic painting. But I always have something of interest that reflects back on female eyes, faces, and figures.

Noriko Fukui

How did you get started?

Natural I guess. 🙂 I was always painting since I was a child.

Are you trained or self tough?

I studied fine art major in oil painting. I learned technical skills there but didn’t do much as a career. After I move to Canada, art was always in my mind and I wish I had a job that I can enjoy and use my skills. So I went to a community college studying graphic design which I am working as UX designer right now. 

Favorite part of being an artist?

Total freedom. I am so happy and graceful to have a tool to express whatever I feel. I am a believer that everyone has a voice. As an artist, we have chances and opportunities to tell stories to rise an issues, create impact and share them to the world. 

What does a typical day in the studio look like?

Usually loud music and alcohol. hahah. 😛

Noriko Fukui

Your personal favorite piece?

I am the kind of person who get too curious but get bored too easily. I need to switch up mediums to keep me inspired. I must say newest piece is my favorite until I have new idea for the new painting. 

What makes you stand out from other artist?

I don’t know. As long as I enjoy what I produce, It doesn’t matter what others thinks. 😉 

How can we follow you?

Visit my website here.

If you are in the area, head out to Maison Mercer to say hi to Noriko Fukui on March 17th at 8pm. For more info click here!

Have any questions? Leave them in the comments!

Until next time!!

XOXOXO

Rebecca

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