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  Parallel to studies learn and worked at Yuzen (Japanese traditional silk painting )
                    Kimono atelier in Kyoto, Japan
1979   Ritsumeikan university graduate
*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
2023 "Voyage" Mini-Textile Art, Jyväskylä, Finland
2023 TexpoArt Iasi, Romania
2023 Teximus 4 , Zug-CH
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

Solo or Duo Figure and Textile Exhibition in Switzerland
2023 La Voirie, Biel-Bienne CH
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



Exhibition 2023


22. Nov. - 30. Dez. 2023

Advants Exhibition

UniQart, Nidau



9. Sep. - 3.Dec. 2023

"Voyage" mini-Textile-art Exhibition

Craft Museum of Finland

Jyväskylä, Finland




9. - 17. Sep. 2023

La Voirie in Biel-Bienne





10.- 20. May 2023

The 6th International Textile Triennial TexpoART

Iasi, Romania



23. - 26. March 2023

Teximus 4

Altstadthalle in Zug





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








update : 31. Oct. 2023