St Louis, Missouri
Norleen Nosri was born and raised in Malaysia. She received a BFA (2010) in Ceramics, Minor in Art History and MFA (2013) in Ceramics at the University of Missouri-Columbia under the tutelage of Bede Clarke.
She is a full-time artist and a faculty member at STLCC-Forest Park. Her work has been featured in galleries and museums in Washington, Texas, Illinois, Kansas and Missouri. She was the artist-in-residence at the Missouri State Fair Fine Arts (2014), Ferguson/Florissant, MO School District (2015), Craft Alliance Center of Art & Design, St. Louis (2014-15) and Forsyth School, St. Louis, MO (2017).
Nosri was awarded public art commissions by the City of Columbia, Missouri in 2013 and Emerson (for the Florissant/Ferguson School District, Missouri) in 2015. In September of 2015, she received a letter from President Obama regarding the Emerson public art project. Her work, titled, CommuniTea, involves the public to participate in tea ceremonies. Nosri continues to teach, work as a studio artist, and is involved in the local arts community.