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. 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 is currently resident in Japan.

Seki’s artist’s books have been added to the special collections at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Baylor University Library, Colorado College Library, The Newberry, SCAD Jen Library Savannah Campus, University of California Irvine Langsom Library 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, gave a performance at THAW 2018 hosted by Links Hall and DEFBRL8R Performance Apprentice Showcase 2019. 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

Selected Group Exhibitionss

2019
DFBRL8R PERFORMANCE ART APPRENTICE SHOWCASE 2019 VISUAL ART EXHIBITION
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dfbrL8r Gallery, Chicago, IL, for the visual art of Encounter Cycle4 Yo-Yo balloon fishing from the performance at the showcase.

2018
2018 Albert P. Weisman Exhibition
, The Arcade, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
Artists’ Book Cornucopia IX, Art Students League of Denver, Denver, CO
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

Produced Art Events

2019
Encounter Cycle 4 : Yo-Yo balloon Fishing
, dfbrL8r Gallery, Chicago, IL, (one of the participating performances at DFBRL8R PERFORMANCE ART APPRENTICE SHOWCASE 2019.)

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
Encounter Cycle 3 : Daruma, Links Hall, Chicago, IL, (one of the participating performances at THAW 2018.)

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.