| Born 1941, Tokyo Japan
Naoko Furue is a textiles artist who was born in Tokyo, Japan and immigrated to Canada in 1971. She graduated from Tama Fine Art University in Tokyo with a BFA in 1964 and from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan with an MFA in 1967. Since 1976 she has been an Associate Professor of Textiles at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University until her retirement in 2009. She is married with two daughters.
Furue has presented solo exhibitions and participated in group shows in US, Canada and Japan. Selected titles of the exhibitions are: Fabric in Space (Tokyo), The Language of Cloth: A Personal Inquiry (Halifax), Textiles, That is to say (Toronto) and Conceptual Textiles: Material meaning (U.S.A).