As a narrator of culture, Judy Shintani focuses on remembrance, connection, and storytelling. She works with materials and methods that best express the story such as organic and recycled materials, textiles, ethnic remnants, paint, and video. Shintani often collaborates with the community in the making of art. Her recent installation exhibited the personal wishes of members of a small town, stimulating conversation and connection. She creates art exploring the Japanese American incarceration camps, works that have been well received for their openness and educational value. Shintani received her MA in Transformative Art from JFKU in Berkeley and a BA in Graphic Design from San Jose State. She is a 2015 Joan Mitchell Emerging Artist Grant nominee.
Immigration / Emigration 2015/2016
El Granada, CA USA