The Artist

 
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The Artist

Megumi Shauna Arai is a self-taught Japanese/Jewish multidisciplinary artist working in a variety of mediums including photography, installation and textile. She grew up between the Pacific Northwest and Tokyo with a cultural anthropologist mother and economist father.  Immersive experiences of regional crafts related to her multicultural upbringing contribute to her reinterpretations of these traditions into a contemporary conceptual context.  The artist is drawn to investigating assimilation and resistance, othering and social disconnection in the present day.