Hiroki Morinoue is a native of Holualoa, Hawaii, and holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the California College of Arts and Crafts. Morinoue has worked successfully in a variety of media including mixed media paintings, printmaking, ceramics, photography, and sculpture. He has long been a patient observer of the rhythms, cycles and patterns of nature. Morinoue has shown his works in galleries across the mainland and Japan. His art may also be seen in Hawaii State Art Museum collection, The Contemporary Museum of Hawaii, The Honolulu academy of Arts, The National Parks Collection, The De Young Museum print collection in San Francisco, The Ueno no Mori Museum in Tokyo, The First Hawaiian Bank, Neiman-Marcus’ Honolulu & Chicago Collection, Verizon Hawaii Collection. His arts in public places include Honolulu State Library, Honolulu Convention Center, Pahoa High School and Library, First Hawaiian Banks in Honolulu and Kona, Hawaii.
He is one of the founders and a volunteer Artistic Director of Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture, a non-profit organization on the island of Hawaii. In 1996 he was designated a Living Treasure of Hawaii by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission in Honolulu.