Noriko Steiner-Obata


Since moving to Switzerland, I have become more aware of my own cultural traditions. The experience of working in a Kimono atelier in Kyoto has also had a strong influence on my current creative work.
The dialogue between past and present, between East and West, is a recurring theme in my work.


Born in Oita, Japan

since 1986 in Switzerland
since 1997   learning at several art courses and self-educating of modeling, textile-art
                    in Switzerland
1976–1985  apprenticeship and worked at Yuzen (Japanese traditional silk painting )
                    Kimono atelier in Kyoto, Japan

*Doll award : 2014  The 20th Max-Oscar-Arnold Prize for Contemporary Art Dolls, Germany
                     “The best complete works of an established artist”

selected International Textile Exhibition
2021  The 7th International Textile Art Triennial  Szombathely, Hungary
          Special Award of the Cultural Foundation for Textile Art, Certificate of Appreciation
2020  The 5th International Textile Art Triennial TexpoArt  “Dream”, Romania
2020  Teximus 3, Switzerland
2019  The 9th International Mini and Micro Textile Art exhibition “Scythia”, Ukraine
2018  The 12th International Biennial of contemporary Textile Art "Scythia 12”, Ukraine
2017  The 19th International Mini Textile exhibition, Slovakia

Figure and Textile Exhibition in Switzerland
2021  UniQart Nidau CH
2020  Raku-Art Gallery  Winterthur CH
2019  Kultur-Mühle Lyss CH
2018  Gallery Schlosskeller Fraubrunnen CH
2017  Gallery Alte Krone Biel CH



Ausstellung - Exhibition 2023


23. - 26. March 2023

Teximus 4

Altstadthalle in Zug


8. - 17. Sep. 2023

La Voirie in Biel-Bienne






2. - 30. October. 2021

UniQart , CH-2560 Nidau

Hauptstrasse 43, 2560 Nidau



18. June - 28. August 2021

The 7th Triennial of Textile Arts

Art Gallery Szombathely,


 *3D Virtual Tour of exhibition




 1. - 20. Dec. 2020

TexpoART International Triennal

of Textile Arts in Romania

Victoria and Theodor Pallady

Art Galleries Iasi, Romania


15. - 18. Oct. 2020

Teximus 3


Unter Altstadt 14

6300 Zug



27. Aug. - 19. Sep. 2020

Raku-Art Galerie

Tösstalstrasse 14, 

8400  Winterthur










update : 13. Nov. 2022