June Sekiguchi

Resume:

Born in Fayetteville, Arkansas Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studio Art 1983, University of California at Santa Barbara

AWARDS:

2016 4Culture Individual Projects Grant to produce large scale immersive installation based on travels to Luang Prabang, Laos

2015 Artist Trust Fellowship in the category of Visual Arts

2014 4Culture Individual Projects Grant to produce work for the Bellevue Arts Museum Biennial Exhibition

2012 James Washington Foundation Artist-In-Residency, Seattle, WA

2010 4Culture Individual Projects Grant, travel grant to observe Lao art practices to inform new work and initiate artist exchange, Luang Prabang, Laos

2007 4Culture Special Projects Grant Artist Trust GAP Grant

2005
Artist Trust EDGE Program

SELECTED SOLO and GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2018
Art + Math. Center on Contemporary Art, curated by Kate Vrijmoet, Dan Finkel

2017
Revering Nature. Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, curated by Greg Robinson, Bainbridge Island, WA. Like Mother, a traveling exhibition curated by Kelly Lyles, ArtXchange Gallery, Seattle, WA and Ellensburg, WA Travel to Cambodia, Laos, and Morocco Feb – July 2017

2016
Familial Patterns. Solo 3-d work paired with 2-d group show of Australian Aboriginal Artists. ArtXchange Gallery, Seattle, WA
In Context. Satellite for the Seattle International Art Fair, curated by Ann Marie Stillion and Barbara Robertson, Seattle, WA River Run. Edmonds Community College Gallery, curated by Minh Carrico. Edmonds, WA Logic of Chance. Three person exhibition with Romson Bustillo, Rachel Hall Kirk, June Sekiguchi. Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human: De-stigmatizing Mental Illness, traveling exhibition, artEAST Art Center, Issaquah, WA in conjunction with $20,000 anonymous grant through the Issaquah Schools Foundation to focus on youth, curated by Kate Vrijmoet

2015
Fellowship Exhibit Artist Trust, Galvanize, concurrent satellite venue of Art of the City Fest during the Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA. Thought Patterns, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, curated by Greg Robinson, Winslow, WA The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human, Anne Focke Gallery, Seattle City Hall, De-Stigmatizing Mental Illness, curated by Kate Vrijmoet with funds received from the Neighborhood Matching Grant from the City of Seattle.
ArtXchange Artists, concurrent with Seattle Art Fair, ArtXchange Gallery, Seattle, WA Slash and Burn, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA Wormhole and Arch: Iterations of Within/Without, Center on Contemporary Art atRubix, Seattle, WA

2014
Bellevue Arts Museum Biennial Exhibition, Knock on Wood, Bellevue, WA Against the Grain, Three person exhibition of ArtXchange artists included in the 2014 BAM Biennial, exhibiting with Humaira Abid and Elaine Hanowell at ArtXchange Gallery, Seattle, WA

2013
Knock on Wood, Bellevue Arts Museum Biennial, Bellevue, WA Meaning of Wood traveling exhibition with new work, Kenneth J. Minneart Gallery, Olympia, WA Nihon Wa, White River Valley Museum, Auburn, WA Method Founder’s Show, Method Gallery inaugural exhibition, Seattle, WA The Meaning of Wood, curated by Suze Woolf, Lower Columbia College, Vancouver, WA Studio 54, Enumclaw, WA
ArtXchange Gallery, Seattle, WA

2012
Within/Without. Solo exhibition of work in response to artist-in-residency to Luang Prabang, Laos 4Cultural Individual Artist Projects Grant. ArtXchange Gallery. Seattle, WA with collaborative light and sound time based elements integrated into the installation by Spar Wilson and Rob Millis. Bellwether Biennial: Re-generation, Bellevue City Hall Re-Shift. Invitational, Shift Collaborative Studio, Seattle, WA Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery. Seattle Municipal Tower. Preston Hampton coordinator, Seattle, WA SAM GalleryRe-install sculptural installation of Within/Without, curated by Barbara Shaiman, Seattle The Material Calls: James Washington Residents, Hedreen Gallery, Seattle University Artist Trust EDGE Graduates. Convention Center, Seattle, WA

2011
Collaborations. Antioch University, Seattle, WA A Sense of Place, IDEA Odyssey Gallery. Inaugural exhibition, curated by Juan Alonso, Seattle, WA
ArtXchange Gallery at the Seattle Design Center 24 Hour Artmaking Marathon. artEAST Art Center, Issaquah, WA

2010
The Blood That Runs Through Us. Tacoma Artscapes installation. Collaboration with Mary Coss and Pam Hom. Tacoma, WA Bloodlines. Columbia City Gallery, Three person show with Mary Coss, Pam Hom, June Sekiguchi. Seattle, WA Fresh Eyes. ArtXchange Gallery, Seattle, WA American/Asian: ArtXchange Artists, remounting of exhibtion at Seattle City Hall, Anne Focke Gallery,curated by Deborah Paine, Seattle, WA Linear Progression. ArtEAST Gallery, curated by June Sekiguchi with artists Etsuko Ichikawa, Margie Livingston, Carol Milne, Milenko Matanovic, and June Sekiguchi. Issaquah, WA Light!ArtXchange Gallery. Light as sculptural art. Seattle, WA Farewell. Columbia City Gallery, curated by Byron Auyong, in conjunction with Spectrum Dance Company production by Donald Byrd, music by Byron Auyong. Seattle, WA

2009
Parts of the Whole: Two Visions. Mary Coss and June Sekiguchi. Shift Gallery, Seattle, WA Art Inspired by Textiles. ArtXchange Gallery. Seattle, WA Kinetic Collective Works. artEAST Gallery. Issaquah, WA American/Asian. ArtXchange Gallery. Seattle, WA

2008
Pattern Play. ArtXchange Gallery solo exhibition Seattle, WA. A Brief Walk on the Edge. Shift Gallery, solo exhition. Tashiro Kaplan Building, Seattle, WA
Art at Urban Hardwoods. 3 person show. Urban Hardwoods. Seattle, WA What Does Compassion Look Like? ArtXchange, Seattle, WA Fall City Sculpture Walk. Commission award. Fall City, WA

2007 How the Soy Sauce Was Bottled. Wing Luke Asian Museum. Tracy Fugami, Jason Huff, Alan Chong Lau, Ethelyn C. Abellanosa, jurors, Seattle, WA Intergenerational Moments. Chicago Cultural Center. Chicago, IL Small Works Members Show. Shift Gallery. Tashiro Kaplan Building. Seattle, WA Pratt Fine Arts Instructor/Student Show. Pratt Gallery, Tashiro Kaplan Building. Seattle, WA

2007
Annual Regional Juried Art Show. Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts. South Puget Sound Community College. Olympia, WA Demographic Tapestry: Strands of Our Culture. Inaugural Exhibition Sammamish City Hall. Dianne Elliott, curator. Sammamish, WA June Sekiguchi. Up Front[art], ArtEAST cooperative gallery, Issaquah, WA

2006
A Circular Route. Vidya Gallery. Solo exhibition. Co-sponsored by the Tibetan Healing Fund and the Tibetan Nun Project. Curated by Debbi Lester. Seattle, WA Plugged In and Caffeinated. Columbia City Gallery. Kamla Kakaria, Larry Calkins, Barbara Shaiman, jurors. Seattle, WA Infusions. Floating Leave Tea. Solo exhibition. Seattle, WA Collective Works. Featured artists from the Art Collective Issaquah, WA

2005
Contemporary Works of Asian Traditions. The Other Roadside Attraction, Mt.Vernon, WA Gilda's Club Red Door Campaign. Juried selection. Seattle, WA Greenwood Art Walk. Birdem Turban Gallery. Seattle, WA.

2004
Northwest Women Arts and Crafts Show. Karma Place. Bow, WA. Techlink Engineering Resources, Corporate Headquarters. Belleveue, WA. Greenwood Art Walk. Birdem Turban Gallery. Seattle, WA. Blue Heron Gallery. Vashon, WA.

2003
New Work: Ajrak Series. Chazen. Seattle, WA.
Aurora Women's Health Center. Seattle, WA.

2002
Coastal Kitchen. Seattle, WA. Joe Bar. Seattle, WA. Dynamik Space. Seattle, WA. June Sekiguchi and Garrison Coverdale. Blue Heron Gallery. Two person show Vashon, WA. International Microwave Symposium. Guest programs. Seattle, WA.

2000 Heart of the Beast invitational. Silverwood Gallery, recipient of Best of Show. Vashon, WA.
City of SeaTac. Peggy Weiss juror. SeaTac, WA.

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS:

2011
Ban Lao Hotel. Luang Prabang, Laos

2010
Shift/Candyland: Part 4, Mary Coss and June Sekiguchi. Candyland Artist Cooperative, Stockholm, Sweden. Fourth round of an artist exchange between Shift Studio/Seattle and Candyland/Stockholm. Fayetteville Underground. Shift exchange between Seattle and the Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville, AR

2009
Shift Exchange Seattle/Houston. G Gallery, Houston, TX Interactive. Woman Made Gallery. Chicago, IL

2008 Chefchaouen Municipality, Chefchaouen, Morocco

2006
Women Beyond Borders. National traveling exhibition. Paired with Black Rights Activist Yuri Kochiyama. Shrines for the Environment.
Mary Lou Zeek Gallery. Salem, OR

2000
Spontaneous Explorations. Adell McMillan Gallery. University of Oregon. Eugene, OR.

PUBLIC ART COMMISSION:

2008
King County Public Library System, Fall City Library, Fall City, WA

COLLECTIONS:

2017
Era Living private collection, University House Wallingford

2015
Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery Purchase, City of Seattle, Municipal Tower

2011
Prince Nithakhong Somsanith, Luang Prabang, Laos

2008
Chefchaouen Municipality, Chefchaouen, Morocco
Asian Counseling and Referral Service

2007 Wing Luke Asian Museum King County Public Art Collection Portable Works, City of Seattle

SELECTED COMMISSIONS:
Legacy Partners, Mercer Island, WA; Coast Hotel, Bellevue, WA; Protingent Staffing, Bellevue, WA; Flow Yoga, Redmond, WA; Stephen L. Nelson Offices, Redmond, WA; Cummins Residence, Bellevue, WA; Starr Residence, Vashon, WA; Domingo Residence, Newport Beach, CA

AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS:
Issaquah Arts Leadership Team, City of Issaquah 2015-16; The Antipodes Collective, non-profit teaching literacy and art, rural eastern Cambodia, Pum Prey, Cambodia, Board member 2014-15 METHOD, Collaborative exhibition space for experimental sculpture 2013-14 ArtXchange Gallery Japanese American Citizen’s League (JACL) board member –2012-13 Shift Collaborative Studio, 2007-2010, founded Swedish exchange with Alvaro Campo, co-curated national exchange with Leilani Law
artEAST Founding Member and past Board Member 2004-2010 Issaquah Arts Commission, 6 years completed April 2011

CURATORIAL:

Currently independent curator for Era Living at 8 locations including University House Wallingford, University House Issaquah, Ida Culver Broadview, Aljoya Mercer Island, Aljoya Thornton Place, Ida Culver House Ravenna, The Lakeshore, The Gardens at Town Square.

2017 Eva Isaksen and Joan Belmar, Aljoya Thornton Place Objects @ Rest & Motion, Ida Culver House Broadview Silver Linings, University House Wallingford Tell Me A Story, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, University House Issaquah Land and Sea, Ida Culver House Broadview Earth and Ocean, University House Wallingford The Photographer's Eye, The Lakeshore Town and Country, The Gardens at Town Square Global Explorations, Ida Culver House Ravenna Pastel Perfect, The Lakeshore Extraordinary from the Ordinary, Ida Culver House Broadview Wayfinders, Ida Culver House Ravenna Color Your World, Aljoya Mercer Island Still Life in a Modern World, The Lakeshore Shift Member's Exhibition, Aljoya Mercer Island With Flying Colors, The Gardens

2016
Johsul Namkung and Dick Busher, Aljoya Thornton Place East and West: Tun Kyi and Ann Leda Shapiro, Aljoya Thornton Place
In Pursuit of Happiness, University House Wallingford
Visible Spectrum, Ida Culver House Broadview
Keeping it Lyrical, University House Issaquah
Immersed in Our Surroundings, Ida Culver House Ravenna
Artists Among Us, The Gardens at Town Square
Gage Faculty Show, Aljoya Thornton Place
Rhythms in Nature, Aljoya Mercer Island

2015
Urban Ruminations: Randy Beckelheimer and Paul E McKee, Aljoya Thornton Place Circle, Square, Triangle, University House Wallingford Elements, University House Wallingford, Seattle, WA Waterworld, University House Wallingford Touch of the Hand: Textiles from the Collection of Leslie Grace, Aljoya Thornton Place
Poetry of the Surface: Art of Encaustic, Aljoya Thornton Place Face Value: Art of Portraiture, The Lakeshore Visual Biographies, The Lakeshore Figurative Collage by Nola Ahola, Ida Culver House Broadview Solo Exhibition Jeff Mihalyo, Ida Culver House Broadview
Environmental Art, Ida Culver House Broadview
First Impressions: The Art of Printmaking, Aljoya Mercer Island En Plein Air, Aljoya Mercer Island Residents Show, The Lakeshore Residents Show, Aljoya Mercer Island Iconography, Ida Culver House Broadview Visual Duet, Thane McCulloh and Robert Deffeyes, Ida Culver House Broadview

2014 Friends and Neighbors, University House Issaquah Ordinary Illuminated, Ida Culver House Ravenna Way of the Brush, The Lakeshore Cross Pollination, Ida Culver House Broadview Colorful Conversations: Karen Kosoglad and Victoria Johnson from Lisa Harris Gallery
Vantage Point:Lisa Snow Lady and Susan Walker, Ida Culver House Ravenna, A Cut Above, The Lakeshore flo-ra-bun-da, Ida Culver House Ravenna Animalia, University House Wallingford Issaquah Treasures, University House Issaquah Speakeasy, Aljoya Thornton Place Travelogue, The Lakeshore

2013
Forecast. Guest Curator. Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA
Head to Toe: Art of the Human Figure. University House Wallingford Game Changer, University House Issaquah Still Life: 21 Ida Culver House Broadview Flight Above the Lakeshore Legacy of Dreams, Ida Culver House Ravenna The Human Condition: Holly Ballard Martz and Kate Vrijmoet, Aljoya Thornton Place
Two Worlds: Jini Dellaccio and Chris Bennion, Aljoya Thornton Place Surface Treatment, University House Issaquah
Turning Point, University House Wallingford
Body Language, The Lakeshore
Continuance: Patricia Philipp and Melissa Koch, Ida Culver House Ravenna Time, Ida Culver House Broadview

2012
Adaptation. University House Wallingford ZZ Wei and Alfredo Arreguin. Aljoya Thornton Place Harold and the Purple Crayon. University House Issaquah Shadows and Reflections. University House Wallingford Shadows and Reflections II. Ida Culver Broadview MIVAL: Insight and Memory, Aljoya Mercer Island The Rookery Project. Aljoya Mercer Island Visual Biographies, Aljoya Mercer Island, co-curated with Kelly Lyles, Mercer Island Artist Couples. Ida Culver Broadview James Wille Faust and Stacie Chappell, Aljoya Thornton Place Saturation Point. University House Issaquah Inside/Outside. University House Wallingford

2011
Unfinished Business. University House Issaquah North South East West. University House Wallingford Guest Wall at artEAST Arts Center roster included Kamla Kakaria, Betsy Best-Spadaro, Deborah Kapoor, Don Haggerty, Stephanie Dickie, Stephen Rock & Nichole Dement, Issaquah, WA

2010 Linear Progressions Etusko Ichikawa, Margie Livingston, Carol Milne, and Milenko Matanovich, artEAST Gallery, Issaquah, WA

2009
Idiosyncratic Twists Alicia Bassinger, Chris Buening, John Brucker, and Yun Hong Chang. artEAST Gallery, Issaquah, WA

2008
Over the Edge+ Artists and others from the Artist Trust Edge Program. Rickie Wolfe, Deborah Kapoor, Pirjo Berg, Susan Lockwood, and Mary Coss. artEAST Gallery, Issaquah, WA

2007
Building C and 619 Western 2 exhibitions bringing artists from Seattle studios to the Eastside in the Collective Works exhibitions of artEAST Gallery.

2006
Collective Works. 10 exhibitions for artEAST Gallery, Issaquah, WA JURY PANELS: 2017Co-Arts members juried exhibition, Seattle, WA

JURIES AND PANELS: 2016
City of Seattle Municipal Building Cornish College for the Arts for Artist Trust Pratt Fine Arts auction jury 2015
Cornish College for the Arts for Artist Trust EDGE Selection Panel, Artist Trust 2013 EAFA Abstract Art Juror City of Seattle, Arts and Cultural Affairs, West Seattle Fire Station
2010
Bellevue Transfer Station 2006
4Culture Panel for granting individual and group special projects

ARTIST TALKS:

2017
Artist Summit, led by Sheila Klein, Bow, WA
Black Zone, Seattle, WA
Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA
ArtEAST Art Center, Issaquah, WA
University House Wallingford, Seattle, WA

2016 Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA Kirkland Art Center, Slash and Burn Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Thought Patterns, four artist walk through and tours

2015
Bellevue Arts Museum, in conjunction with the biennial exhibition, Knock on Wood
Western Washington University by invitation of faculty Pierre Gour
Group f5.6, Artist/Curator by invitation of Ron Hammond

TEACHING:

2017 Art teacher and curriculum developer at the International Green School of Benguerir, Morocco Volunteer art teacher at King Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Benguerir, Morocco

2011
Art instructor for Discovery Arts, Evergreen Chinese Bilingual Institute, and Museo Art Academy enrichment classes at various public and private schools in the Lake Washington and Issaquah School Districts since 2009

2009-2010
Wing Luke Asian Museum Artist/Mentor for YouthCAN, Creation of Language youth program. YouthCAN was the recipient of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Programs awarded by First Lady Michelle Obama.

2005-2007
Eastside Enrichment art teacher at Issaquah Valley Elementary and Spirit Ridge Elementary.

1996-2000
Owner/director of Issaquah Monart Drawing School.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Amanda Manitach writer and Miguel Edwards photographer for City Arts online magazine, January 2016.
Tamiko Nimura. International Examiner, March 2016 print issue. David Francis, Gayle Clemmons, essayists for The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human, Anne Focke Gallery at Seattle City Hall, produced from Seattle Neighborhood Matching Grants.
Davis, Jessica. Let There Be Light!, International Examiner, Dec. 15, 2010, Arts Volume 37, No. 4 Kunimitsu, Susan. Patterns as a Portal into an Artist's Life, International Examiner, Dec. 3, 2008, p12 Edwards, Haley. Modern Asian Art Flavored with History, Seattle Times, January 5, 2007, p45H Soukup, Jamie. 4Culture Rewards Two Local Artists, Issaquah Press, July 25, 2007, B6 Hayes, David. Art Project Honors Local Citizens, Issaquah Press, August 22, 2007, B6 Cover South Seattle Residents Guide 2010, photography Vera M. Chan-Pool American/Asian, ArtXchange Gallery Catalog for group exhibition, published by Blurb 2010 Pattern Play, ArtXchange Gallery Catalog for solo exhibition, published by Blurb 2008