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Nobuko Saji

Born in Tokyo, Japan

Lives in Great Neck, New York



Artist Statement

My paintings represent the relationship between our nature and the universe.  I feel a deep connection with the circle which is dominant in my artwork.  These circles are a symbol of peace, hope and unity in our human relationship.  The sun, moon, stars and planets that I paint on the canvas are no different than each of us on this small planet we call Earth. Sometimes I feel the universe's energy and its light which pours onto humanity.  This guides me in my creative visions. 


2021 - Seventh Annual Exhibition: Peace 2021

           at Japanese American Association of New York,

           New York City, NY  

          Togetherness and Oneness

           Williamsburg Art and Historical Center (WAH) -    

           Brooklyn, NY

           Solo Exhibition and Artery Magazine Interview

           Artifact Gallery, New York City, NYC

           The 22nd Annual WAH Salon Membership Exhibition

           Williamsburg Art and Historical Center (WAH) -

           Brooklyn, NY

2020 - Group Exhibition

           LiC-A @ Atlantic Gallery - New York City, NY

2019 - Off the Wall II

           Plaxall Gallery - Long Island City, NY

2018 - Escape Velocity

           Plaxall Gallery - Long Island City, NY


2017 - Breaking with Realism

           Agora Gallery - New York City, NY


2015 - Oil Painting Group Show

           Freeport Memorial Library - Freeport, NY

           Oil Painting Group Show

           Manhasset Public Library - Manhasset NY

2013 - Printmaking Group Show

           Manhasset Public Library - Manhasset, NY

           Lithograph Group Show 

           Gallery onetwentyeight - New York City, NY

2010 - Woodcut & Etching 

           The Andrews Organization - New York City, NY

2007 - Open Art Contest Group Show

           NY Coo Gallery - New York City

Professional History 


2005 - present

Fine Art Artist - Printmaking and Painting

New York City and Long Island, New York

2009 - 2017, Freelance Textile Designer

Home furnishings at Cowtan and Tout, P/Kaufamnn Fabrics​​ - NYC 


1993 - 2009, Senior Textile Designer

Swavelle Millcreek - NYC


1977 - 1993, Freelance

Anju/Woodridge Textiles and Fabrics, Clarence House, Covington Fabrics and Design, Richloom, Scalamandre Fabrics, Schumacher, Spectrum Home Textiles - NYC

1975 - 1976, Freelance Illustrator and News Reporter

Japanese magazine and newspaper - San Francisco, California

1963 - 1967, Public Relations & Advertising

ANA Airlines - Tokyo, Japan


Etching, Lithograph

School of Visual Arts, Continuing Education - New York City, NY

Fashion Illustration, Bookmaking

Fashion Institute of Technology - New York City, NY

Graphic design major art degree completion

Jyoshibi Art College - Tokyo, Japan

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