Grantees

Home > Grantees > Etsuko Ichikawa

Etsuko Ichikawa


County: King County

Website: http://www.etsukoichikawa.com/

Discipline:

Awards

EDGE Professional Development Program 2005
Learn About EDGE Professional Development Program

GAP Award 2008, 2012
Learn About GAP Award

Arts Innovator Award 2020
Learn About Arts Innovator Award

About

Etsuko Ichikawa is a Tokyo-born, Seattle-based, multimedia artist, filmmaker, and activist.

Ichikawa’s working media varies broadly: socially engaged art, performance, film, installation, sculpture, drawing, and poetry, which together brings a unique interdisciplinary approach that she uses to tell profound stories about our human dignity and the irreplaceable earth that we live on. She graduated from Tokyo Zokei University in Japan in 1987 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. She moved to Seattle in 1993 to further her study of fine arts and became independent in 2003.

Her work has been exhibited internationally, including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Seattle Art Museum, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, and the Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo. She has received grants from numerous institutions including the Pollock Krasner Foundation and Americans for the Arts Funding, and her exhibit NACHI (2003) was supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

She is a co-founder of Artists for Japan, a Seattle-based grassroots group to support the relief efforts of the Great East Japan earthquake and aftermath and is a member of NOddIN, a Tokyo-based collective of filmmakers who are paying attention to various social, political, and environmental issues.

Artist External Links

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EtsukoIchikawaArtStudio/

instagram: https://www.instagram.com/etsukomochi/

vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user737796

Featured Works


Support Artists

We work hard serving thousands of individual artists across Washington State each year, but we can’t do it without you! Learn how you can support artists year-round.

2021 Artist Trust Grants for Artists' Progress Recipient Andrew Creech

Learn More