Visual and performance artist.

bio / CV

biography

Kazumi Seki is a visual and performance artist whose artworks take a variety of forms such as artist’s books, interactive installations and projects on a socially engaged platform. Currently living in Chicago, Seki was born and raised in Japan where she earned a BA in psychology at Japan Women’s University. After that, Seki had continuing education at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where she was trained in book art, letterpress and other printmaking techniques. At Columbia College Chicago, Seki earned MFA, and she worked to go beyond the conventional concept of a “book” and she felt the medium of book art could help her expand the range of her expression.

Seki’s artist’s books have been added to the special collections at Colorado College Library, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art and some private collections. As a part of her MFA program at Columbia College Chicago, Seki has organized interactive art events entitled Encounter Cycle. She also led a workshop at the Revolution at Point Zero: Feminist Social Practice Symposium held by Neysa Page-Lieberman and Melissa Hilliard Potter conducted through a partnership with Open Engagement in 2017, and gave a performance at THAW 2018 hosted by Links Hall. For her MFA thesis project あるがまま[Arugamama], Seki received the Albert P. Weisman Award and the Caxton Club Grant Honorable Mention.

CV [PDF]

Education

MFA
Columbia College Chicago Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts, 2018

Continuing Education
Academy of Art University, San Francisco, 2014-2012

BA
Japan Women’s University, Kawsaki, Japan, 2000 Focus: Perceptual Psychology

Awards

Albert P. Weisman Award, Columbia College Chicago, 2018
Caxton Club Grant Honorable Mention, The Caxton Club, 2017
Aiko Nakane Fellowship, Columbia College Chicago, 2017
The Graduate Merit Award, Columbia College Chicago, 2014-now
Spring Show 3rd prize in Book Art, Academy of Art University, 2014

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Encounter to Encounter, fish tank gallery, Columbia College Chicago, IL

2016
Encounter Cycle, PIT Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

Group Exhibitionss

2018
MFA Thesis Exhibition,
The Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

2016
the book as art: boundless, The Periodical Gallery of Decatur Library, Decatur, GA
Living Layer, The Center for Book, Paper, and Print, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014
Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

2013
Student Show, Saint Reparata International School Of Art, Florence, ITALY
Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

2012
Winter Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

Produced Art Events

2018
Bedtime Breathing / Reading (a part of MFA thesis Project),
The Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

Cello Recital / Reading (a part of MFA thesis Project), The Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

2017
Encounter Cycle 3 : Daruma, Film Raw Cinema, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
encounternaonow, Bookbinding Studio, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

2016
Encounter Cycle 2 : Fukuwarai, Printmaking Facility and Papermaking Studio, Columbia
Encounter Cycle 1: Japanese Art and Crafts, Bookbinding Studio, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

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Copyleft (C) 2016-2019 Kazumi Seki, designed by Shoichi Koguchi All Rights Reserved.