Etsuko Ichikawa

Etsuko Ichikawa is a Tokyo-born, Seattle-based, multi-media artist. She describes her work as “a continuing investigation of what lies between the ephemeral and the eternal.” Her Pyrographs and Aquagraphs are drawings made by fire and water, capturing and eternalizing the immediacy of a moment, while her installations and performance-based work are about ever-evolving states of consciousness.

Ichikawa’s work has been exhibited internationally, including The Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo, Waterhouse & Dodd in New York City, and Seattle Art Museum. She has received grants from numerous institutions including the Pollock Krasner Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts. Her work has been reviewed in national publications such as Sculpture Magazine, NY Arts Magazine, and GLASS Quarterly.

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

Artist Support Program 2021: Production for a new podcast, Traveling Clouds.

Artist Support Program 2015: Record and edit sound for the Radiating Echoes film project.

Artist Support Program 2013: Record and produce audio from the decommissioned nuclear plant Satsop for her artwork Echo at Satsop.


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  • A blue sky with wispy clouds
    Etsuko Ichikawa - Traveling Clouds Podcast Episode 1
  • Jack Straw New Media Gallery Interview : Etsuko Ichikawa
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Announcing the 2021 ASP and Gallery Artists!

June 1, 2021

Jack Straw has awarded residencies in the 2021 Artist Support Program to 17 artists and artist teams spanning multiple disciplines and genres. Eight artists/teams were awarded 20 hours of recording and production time with an engineer in our studio. Nine additional artists/teams will receive matching awards. All artists are provided with training, events, and other […]

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