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Artist Bio

Miya Sukune is a visual artist working in the Puget Sound area.  Her career encompasses painting exhibitions, public art, art residencies, and publications.  She was a 2022-2023 City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture HopeCorps Award recipient, which supported the Searching for Saito project.  


Miya also received Pratt Fine Arts Center’s Bernie Funk Artist Explorations scholarship 2022-2023 and a 2023 INScape ARTS artist-in-residence.  She was also a recipient of a 2021 4Culture Art Projects award.  She has exhibited in group shows at ARTS at King Street Station, Phinney Center Gallery and Vashon Center for the Arts Gallery.  Her solo shows include Mt. Hood Community College (OR) and the Serlachius Residency Gallery (Finland).  A 2018 Public Art Bootcamp attendee, she created Feast for Art Interruptions, installing art along the Rainier Valley Greenway from 2018-2020.  Three pieces from Feast are now installed at the Danny Woo Garden (InterimCDA).  Her public art series Matsuda Family, about a Vashon Island family’s farm life and incarceration at Tule Lake during World War II, was exhibited at the Vashon Heritage Museum and will be permanently installed at the Matsuda Farm of the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust.


Images of these projects and other artworks are available to view at

Details about the Searching for Saito

Creator: Miya Sukune, illustrator, author and researcher

Available: December 2023 - First print edition and PDF on website.

Description: 74 pages, chiefly illustrations (chiefly color); 6 inches by 9 inches

The City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture’s HopeCorps 2022-2023 grant is instrumental in providing funding for this project.

Additional support provided by:

INScape ARTS and Friends of INScape for my artist-in-residency in the former Immigration and Naturalization Service building in Seattle's Chinatown-International District.

Pratt Fine Arts Center and the Bernie Funk Artist Exploration scholarship award 2022-2023.

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