Etsuko Ichikawa is a Tokyo-born, Seattle-based, multi-media artist.
Ichikawa graduated from Tokyo Zokei University in Japan in 1987 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. She moved to Seattle in 1993 to further her study of fine arts. She worked for Dale Chihuly as a studio assistant for eight years and became independent in 2003.
Ichikawa’s work has been exhibited internationally, including The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Seattle Art Museum, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, and The Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo. Her work has been represented by fine art galleries in the U.S. and Europe, including Winston Wächter Fine Art in Seattle and New York, Michael Warren Contemporary in Denver, and Ponyhof Artclub in Munich.
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 the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the 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.
She is a co-founder of Artists for Japan, a Seattle-base 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 who are paying attention to various social, political, and environmental issues.