Ray Morimura began as a painter but later turned to woodblocks as his preferred medium. He is well established as a printmaker with regular solo exhibitions in Japan and the United States. Ray Morimura is a “regular” at the annual, prestigious CWAJ print shows participating more than 20 times by now.
From Painting to Woodblock Prints
Morimura was born in Tokyo. He graduated from Tokyo Gakugei University. He began his career as a painter using abstract, geometric forms. Later he turned to woodblock printmaking. The use of geometric forms can still be found in the artist’s print designs.
A typical edition size for Ray Morimura prints is 60.
Ray Morimura currently works as an art teacher at Tokyo Zokei University and Nihon Kogakuin school.