Etsuko Ichikawa’s work investigates what lies between the ephemeral and the eternal through the use of glass, paper, fiber, video, and sound. Her ‘pygrographs’ and ‘aquagraphs’ are drawings made by fire and water, capturing and eternalizing the immediacy of a moment. The format of her work varies from small two-dimensional images to large-scale installations and performance-based work. Ichikawa has completed several artist in residence programs at the Pilchuck Glass School and has been recognized by the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts and the National Endowment for the Art. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally, including The Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo, the Henry Art Museum and Seattle Art Museum.
About Etsuko Ichikawa
Japanese, b. 1963, Tokyo, Japan, based in Seattle, Washington