Artist-in-Residence: Miya Sukune

Winter – Spring 2023

Miya Sukune is a visual artist working in the Puget Sound area. Raised in an immigrant family, stories are her inheritance. Creating works about her own narrative and that of others is her priority; not just tales of humor, grace, and resilience, but the importance of those silent pauses as well.  A Gage Academy graduate, her career encompasses painting exhibitions, public art, art residencies, and publications.  Her solo shows include Mt. Hood Community College (OR) and the Serlachius Residency Gallery (Finland). She has permanent artworks installed at the Danny Woo Garden (InterimCDA) and the Matsuda Farm of the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust. She has been an artist-in-residence at Vermont Studio Center, Studio Kura (Japan), Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the Serlachius Residency at the Serlachius Museums(Finland). Her work has been published in the Lantern Review, Toho Journal, Carnegie Mellon University’s Oakland Review, the University of Kentucky’s New Limestone Review and William & Mary Review. During her time as an Inscape Artist in Residence, she has been working on a graphic novel called “Searching For Saito” about a Japanese immigrant elder who, in the 1960’s, brought baseball equipment to a Chinatown field, mentoring neighborhood youth. She received a 2022-2023 Hope Corps project award through Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture to produce this work.