Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

June Sekiguchi (Issaquah) was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas and graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara.  She works with a scroll saw and engineered wood to create sculptures, installations, and wall constructions that address identity, cross cultural exchange, and personal narratives.  Along with her studio practice, she focuses on arts advocacy, including past service on the Issaquah Arts Commission, co-founding artEAST Art Center and METHOD Gallery, and currently serves on the board of the Antipodes Collective in Pum Prey, Cambodia and is the curator for Era Living venues.  She has been involved with international exchanges in Sweden, Morocco, and Laos.  Sekiguchi received an Artist Trust GAP award in 2007 and three 4Culture individual projects grants.  She is a 2005 EDGE graduate and participated in artist-in-residencies to Luang Prabang, Laos and the James Washington Foundation.  She recently exhibited in the Bellevue Arts Museum Biennial and is represented by ArtXchange Gallery.    

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From the Artist

I am deeply honored to receive the Artist Trust Fellowship award and have the support of the arts community acknowledging the work I have produced, the commitment to my art practice, and encouragement of future works.  The financial aspect of the award is significant to make it possible to produce new work, explore new directions, and document the work to launch more projects and exhibitions in meaningful ways to further enhance my art career.

June Sekiguchi