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.