"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." Juri Morioka
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Juri Morioka is a Tokyo born painter, living in New York City. She received her BFA from Parsons School of Design in 1990, and has had solo shows in New York City, Tokyo, Dubai and Portland, Oregon, and a two-person show in Abu Dhabi. She has participated in numerous group shows in locally and nationally at galleries and museums in New York, Texas, Florida, Michigan, South Carolina and Oregon; and in overseas galleries in UAE, Syria, Switzerland, Greece and Japan. She has received grants from The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, The Ruth Chenven Foundation,The Puffin Foundation, The Institute for Civil Society, and The Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, along with a chashama artist-in-residence subsidized studio space grant and a full-fellowship residency at the Vermont Studio Center. Her works can be seen at galleries in New York City, Portland (OR), Sarasota (FL), Damascus, Tokyo and Dubai.