Etsuko Ichikawa

Etsuko Ichikawa is a Tokyo-born, Seattle-based, multi-media artist. She graduated from Tokyo Zokei University in Japan in 1987 with a BFA and moved to Seattle in 1993 to continue her studies.

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

Ichikawa’s work has been exhibited internationally, including Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Seattle Art Museum, 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 was supported by Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and National Endowment for the Arts. Her work was featured in Crafted: Objects in Flux published by MFA Boston and reviewed in national publications such as Sculpture Magazine, NY Arts Magazine, and GLASS Quarterly.

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