Artist Profile - June Sekiguchi
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.
June received a 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.