Nori Shirasu


Born in Nagoya, Japan, nationally and internationally renowned artist Nori Shirasu began painting at an early age. In 1997, after receiving a bachelor's degree in architecture from Chubu University, he moved to California. He earned a master’s degree in studio arts from California State University, Los Angeles in 2004. Nori has participated in numerous studio and commercial projects throughout Los Angeles including the LA Art Show 2010 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the LA Artcore exhibition held at the Art Brewery, a charity work with actor Danny Glover and City of Hope as well as painting several murals for American Apparel, Madison Marquette La Brea and the Pacific Asia Museum. Nori teaches Japanese/Chinese calligraphy and Sumi-e, and leads workshops in these traditional Japanese Arts at many area museums and institutions. Nori is also an accomplished dancer and performing artist. He draws on his nationality, experiences in America and love of jazz music and dance as inspiration for his fine art. He has many exhibitions and shows booked through 2015.


POP UP ART SHOW 2017 at Manhattan Beach Art Center, Manhattan Beach, CA

Untitiled at Manhattan Beach City Hall, Manhattan Beach, CA

“Illuminate” Creative Event at The Great Company, Los Angeles, CA

Inspiration of Mucis at LA Artcore – Union Station, Los Angeles, CA

Music Beyond Sound at Brushstrokes and Beverages, Long Beach, CA

The Art of Nori Shirasu at Mr. Music Head, Hollywood, CA

Self Deconstruction at ArcLight Cinemas at Beach Cities, El Segundo, CA

The Sister City Los Angeles at LA Art Show 2010 @ LA Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

Chosen as a Nagoya Japan Native Artist who lives in Los Angeles.

Uplifting at Cush, Beverly Hills, CA

Japanese Exhibition at Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA

Very Spontaneous at LA Artcore – Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA

Graduation Thesis “Very Spontaneous” at Cal State LA, Los Angeles, CA