Hiroki Morinoue was born in 1947 in Holualoa, Hawaii. He studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Morinoue spent time in Japan studying with a Master woodblock printer. The skills he acquired in this intense pursuit are evident in the direct, elegant and fluid woodcuts and monotypes Morinoue has made.
In all of Morinoue’s work there is a compelling sense of place- the ocean shoreline, lava flows and Japanese gardens. He is a patient observer of nature and its rhythms and cycles and patterns. These observations become poetic images in a variety of media including painting, sculpure, photography, ceramics and prints. Morinoue’s most recent print is “Anchor Stone”, whose panels combine patterns and symbols developed from the artist’s observations of the play of light on water.
Hiroki Morinoue has shown widely in the United States and Japan. He has completed several major public art commissions including projects at the Honolulu Public Library and the Hawaii Convention Center.