CONTEMPORARY PAINTER AND ORIGAMI ARTIST
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Midori Furze is a Japanese-born Sydney-based contemporary artist and she is an active participant in the local art community. In 2016, the Consul-General of Japan, Sydney awarded her for the 40th anniversary of Basic treaty of friendship and cooperation between Australia and Japan. She is a member of the advisory group for the Warringah Creative Space since 2014. She has been in numerous group exhibitions as well as a number of solo exhibitions.
Midori’s work reflects her Japanese background. Her fascination towards music, literature and people gives her endless inspiration. She creates her dreams and concepts of love and music on her canvases.
She has been selected for Artist in residence programs. e.g. Heritage Hills in Melbourne in 2017, Warringah Creative space in North Curl Curl in 2014&15, Rocks pop-up in the Rocks in 2014, Eramboo in Terrey Hills in 2010. Her Origami festival has received a grant from Japan Foundation, Sydney in 2012.
Several “How to Paint” articles, in which Midori shares her knowledge of art, have been published in “Fine Art & Decorative Painting” magazine (Vol. 16 No.10, Vol.16 No.11, Vol.17 No.2, Vol.17 No.3 and Vol.17 No.12).
Midori is also known as an origami expert in Sydney and she works with event agencies to create origami works. Her work has been used for advertising including TV commercials. She runs origami workshops for private and public events, e.g. Art Gallery of NSW and Powerhouse Museum.
Midori’s work is held in private and corporate collections in the Australia, Japan, the UK, Europe, South America and USA.