Books and Catalogues


Cambridge Art Association. Blue 2019. catalog. 2019

Cafe Review. Volume 30. Fall 2019.

Cambridge Art Association. Red 2018. catalog. 2018

Maine Arts Journal. Lines of Thought. UMVA Quarterly. Winter 2017

Cambridge Art Association. 2016 Red Biennial. catalog. 2016

Ferris, Alison. You Can't Get There From Here: The 2015 Portland Museum of Art Biennial. catalog. 2015

Routhier, Jessica Skwire. Maine Woman Pioneers III, University of New England Art Gallery. catalog. 2013

Rooney, Ashley E. 100 New England Arists. Shiffer Publishing Ltd. 2010

Duffy, Michael. Artcetera 2002. catalog. 2002

National Juried Exhibition of Small Works. Montclair State University Art Galleries. catalog. 1999

Cafe Review. Volume 8. Summer 1997.

Poras, E. Linda. New England/New Talent. Fitchburg Art Museum. catalog. 1992

Little, Carl. Noriko Sakanishi. The Joan Whitney Payson Gallery of Art. catalog. 1991

Ogunquit Art Association: 50th Anniversary Year 1978. catalog. 1978

Articles and Reviews



Bird, Alyssa. "Artful Abode." Maine Home+Design Magazine. March-April 2022.


Beem, Edgar Allen. "Elders of the clan: William Manning and Noriko Sakanishi at Mayo Street Arts." The Portland Phoenix. March 17, 2021.


Little, Carl. "Hurrah! Celebrating 25 Years at the George Marshall Store Gallery." Art New England. Nov. 2, 2020.


Kany, Daniel. "Group of shows at York gallery is triple threat." Maine Sunday Telegram. July 21, 2019.


Kany, Daniel. " 'Abstraction' crams Greenhut with creativity." Maine Sunday Telegram. February 19, 2017.

Kany Daniel. " 'LInes of Thought' go every which way, and to good effect." Maine Sunday Telegram. January 15, 2017.


Kany, Daniel. "A fitting farewell for one of Maine's great gallerists." Maine Sunday Telegram. August 21, 2016.

Fenton, Nora. "A New England way of seeing." Edge Magazine. August 4, 2016.


Schroeder, NIck. "About Face: Making Choices Toward a Better PMA Biennial." Dispatch Magazine. November 2015.

Brown, Bruce and Grisanti, Susan. "The New Masters." Maine Home + Design Magazine: Art Issue. April, 2015.


Konau, Britta. "Noriko Sakanishi Is Not One To Eschew Difficulties." Old Port Magazine. Fall 2014.

Kany, Daniel. "Collage artists front and center in stellar UNE exhibition." Maine Sunday Telegram. July 6, 2014.


Greenleaf, Ken. "An Afternoon's Wander: Marking Mud Time in Portland Galleries." The Portland Phoenix. March 22, 2013.

Kany, Daniel. "Collages and Constructions Form a Fine 'Confluence.'" Maine Sunday Telegram. March 3, 2013.

Konau, Britta. "Double Feature: 2013 Artist Listing." Maine Home + Design: Art Issue. April, 2013.

Royle, Dorothy. "Alumna Profile: Coming Home." University of New England Magazine. Spring 2013.

Thompson, Jamie. "Noriko Sakanishi." Artscope-New England Culture Magazine. March/April 2013


Beem, Edgar Allen. "Just Looking: New England Art - 100 Artists of New England." book review. Yankee Magazine blog. August 3,2011.

Isaacson, Philip. "Drawings with a pulse." Maine Sunday Telegram. May 15, 2011.

Konau, Britta. "Drawing to an end: A year-long celebration winds down." The Portland Phoenix. December 16, 2011.


Kany, Daniel. "When East geometrically meets West: symmetry, energy." Maine Sunday Telegram. February 14, 2010.

Greenleaf, Ken. "A show to see." The Portland Phoenix blog. February 20,2010.


Little, Carl. "Fragments: Collages by Mildred Johnson, Maureen Mullarkey, Noriko Sakanishi." Art New England. February/March issue 2009.


Geenleaf, Ken. Secretive process: Noriko Sakanishi creates her own way." The Portland Phoenix. October 19, 2007.

Isaacson, Philip. "George Marshall Store Gallery: Accord VII." Maine Sunday Telegram. November 18, 2007.


Little, Carl. "Noriko Sakanishi at June Fitzpatrick." Art in America. September, 2006.


Isaacson, Philip. Reveling in structure, detail." Maine Sunday Telegram. December 5, 2004.


McQuaid, Cate. Bernd Haussmann & Noriko Sakanishi: New Works." The Boston Globe, July 19, 2002.

Corbett, William. "Bernd Haussmann and Noriko Sakanishi." artsMedia. Summer 2002.


Greenleaf, Ken. "June Fitzpatrick Gallery/Portland - Noriko Sakanishi: Wraps." Art New England. February/March 2000 issue.


Gold, Donna. "Escape from Landscape." Maine Times. November 12, 1998.


Isaacson, Philip. "Sense of order rules Sakanishi works." Maine Sunday Telegram. October 5, 1997.

Fasoldt, Sarah. "Gallery explores familiar elements." The Courier-Gazette, June 22, 1997.

Greenleaf, Ken. Sakanishi new and old of a piece." Maine Sunday Telegram. June 22, 1997.

Greenleaf, Ken. "June Fitzpatrick Gallery/Portland - Noriko Sakanishi: Gates Of Mystery." Art New England. February/March 1996 issue.

Nudelman, Stuart. "Group show at June Fitzpatrick Gallery." York County Coast Star. February 5, 1997.


Isaacson, Philip. "In York, old furniture sits comfortable with contemporary art." Maine Sunday Telegram. November 24,1996.

McCartin, Jeanne A. "Past and present reach accord." Portsmouth Herald. November 24,1996.


Geenleaf, Ken. "Like her illusive works of art, Noriko Sakanishi is something else." Maine Sunday Telegram. November 19, 1995

Greenleaf, Ken. " If they can make it here (in NYC, at Thos Moser)..."Maine Sunday Telegram. April 16, 1995.

Hanstein, Bobbie. "Through injury and loss, this artist persevered." Lewiston Sun Journal. November 8, 1995.

Isaacson, Philip. " Vision, decision loom large in Maine artist's abstractions." Maine Sunday Telegram. April 23, 1995.

Jacks, Shirley. "Frick Gallery/Belfast - Four Women: Four Visions." Art New England. October/November issue 1995.

Nudelman, Stuart. " "'Maine abstract art' is not a contradictory term." York County Coast Star. May 3, 1995.

Tate, Haines Sprunt. "Belfast shows four female visions." Maine Times. July 28, 1995.

Tate, Haines Sprunt. Spirituality is found through mystery and meditation." Maine Times. November 9, 1995.


Chodosh, Pamela. "Below the gallery surface." Old Port. November 8, 1993.

Geenleaf, Ken. "Sakanishi's hanging shapes both meditative and challenging." Portland Press Herald. November 8, 1993.

Isaacson, Philip. Show reaches wide to capture state of the art of the State." Maine Sunday Telegram. June 6, 1993.

McWilliams, Margot Brown. "A lie of the mind: the deceptive form of Noriko Sakanishi's sculpture." Casco Bay Weekly, December 9, 1993.


Gold, Donna. "Artists are all women, but color's key to the show." Maine Sunday Telegram. June 7, 1992.

Henderson, Stewart. "Provocative works at Frick." The Waldo Independent. July 9, 1992.


Beem, Edgar Allen. "A determination to be far from likeness." Maine Times. July 19, 1991.

Beem, Edgar Allen. "Mopping up after the orgy." Maine Times. May 10, 1991.

McWilliams, Margot Brown. "Noriko Sakanishi and Carley Warren." Casco Bay weekly. June 6, 1991.

McWilliams, Margot Brown. "Subversive artists retrench at Greenhut." Caso Bay weekly. March 19, 1991.

Miller, Sherry. "Sakanishi's sculpture an invitation to introspection." Maine Sunday Telegram. May 12, 1991.

Nudelman, Stuart. "Cultural crossovers at Payson Gallery. York County Coast Star. May 22, 1991.


Beem, Edgar Allen. "Two women and a stick of wood." Maine Times. September 28, 1990.


Miller, Sherry. "Contemporary Maine Art." Casco Bay weekly. June 22, 1989.


Ward, Ellen McDonald. "Five for the 90s." Down East Magazine. January, 1988.


Beem, Edgar Allen. "Maine Coast Artists' annual rite of discovery." Maine Times. June 18, 1987.

French. George R. "Northeast Open showcases latest trends in artworks." Worcester Evening Gazette. January 19, 1987.


Beem, Edgar Allen. "A tree grows in Ogunquit." Maine Times. July, 1986.

Beem, Edgar Allen. "Still waiting for the Big One." Maine Times. February 14, 1986

Pappas, Christina L. "A new and improved Open." Worcester Magazine. January 22, 1986.

Sill, Gertrude Grace. "Silvermine annual show." Bridgeport Sunday Post. August 24, 1986.


Beem, Edgar Allen. "Will 1985 be the year of the unsung?" Maine Times. March 8, 1985.

Schiferl, Ellen. "Breakthroughs: Allen, Wagner, Sakanishi." Art New England. May 1985 issue.