Midori Furze is a Japanese-born, Sydney-based contemporary artist. She came to Australia in 1989 and since 2002, she has participated in many solo and group exhibitions.
Midori’s Japanese background, having studied Japanese calligraphy, music, literature and visual arts since childhood, influences her works. Her fascination towards music and people gives her endless inspiration. She paints her dreams and concepts of love and music on her canvases.
She’s also passionate about origami (traditional Japanese paper folding) and she works with creative media in the design and creation of origami works. She has run many origami workshops in Sydney, including the Art Gallery of NSW, and Powerhouse Museum Discovery Centre.
Midori was a resident artist at Eramboo Artists Environment, Terrey Hills in 2010 and Rocks Pop-up, The Rocks in 2014. She is currently a resident artist at Warringah Creative Space in North Curl Curl.
Midori ran an origami project for the Sydney Children’s Hospital in 2011. In 2013, her Origami Festival received a grant from Japan Foundation and it took a part in Manly Arts Festival. Midori is also a premium plus professional member of National Association of Visual Arts, and her works are held in private and corporate collections in the UK, Europe, USA, Japan and Australia.