Hiroki Morinoue studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts where he received his BFA degree. He also spent time in Japan studying with a Master woodblock printer. The skills he acquired there are evident in his direct, elegant, and fluid woodcuts and monoprints. Hiroki works in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics and prints. In all of his work there is a compelling sense of place; he is a patient observer of nature, its rhythms, cycles and patterns, and these observations become poetic images in his work.
He has shown widely in the US and Japan; he has completed several major public art commissions including projects at the Honolulu Public Library and the Hawaii Convention Center. His work is represented in the collections of The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu; the Honolulu Academy of Arts; The National Parks Collection, Maryland; Ueno No Mori Museum, Tokyo, and others.