Video Retrace, 1978

Norie Sato
(American, born 1949)

Location: Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane


The abstract print Video Retrace was created by artist Norie Sato. The geometric composition explores variations in values of light and dark to imply layers and depth.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Washington State University.


Seattle-based artist Norie Sato has worked in printmaking, video, sculpture, and glass. Her long career includes many site-specific installations that interact with their environment. Many of her public art projects involve urban planning and design, and collaboration with architects.

Sato moved to Seattle in 1972 to study and earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from the University of Washington. She was honored with a Washington State Governor's Arts and Heritage Award in 2014. She received the 2013 Twining Humber Award for lifetime artistic achievement and the 1997 George Tsutakawa Award for Advancement of Public Art, among many other awards.

MediumMixed media print
Dimensions20 in x 30 in
ID NumberWSAC1981.010.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyCommunity Colleges of Spokane
Artwork LocationSpokane Falls Community College
Warren G. Magnuson Building, 1st floor by room 102
WA CountySpokane
Site TypeCollege
Address3410 W Fort George Wright Drive
Spokane, WA 99224
Geo. Coordinates47.675975, -117.456702
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