Shizue Seigel

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Veils, 2009 Digital Photography 18x24 © Shizue Seigel
Double Vision, 2010 Solo Show Poster, Uc Santa Barbara 17 X 11 In. © Shizue Seigel
Jiichan, 20007 Digital Collage 17 X11 © Shizue Seigel
Rui, 12 x12 Mixed Media © Shizue Seigel
My Little Princess, 2008 Photocollage 17 X 11 In. © Shizue Seigel
The Great Divide, 2010 Installation 6 X 12 X 2 Ft. © © 2010 Shizue Seigel
The Great Divide, 2010 Installation 6 X 12 X 2 Ft. © © 2010 Shizue Seigel
The Great Divide, 2010 Installation 6 X 12 X 2 Ft. © © 2010 Shizue Seigel
© Courtesy of the Artist and SOMArts Cultural Center
Quick Facts
Lives in
San Francisco
Works in
San Francisco
japanese american, Asian American, Asian American Women Artists Association mixed-media, installation, photography, digital, figurative, exhibition/performance

Artist and writer

2010 Solo  and major art exhibitions:
Double Vision: A Celebration of Hybridity, UC Santa Barbara Multicultral Center, April 13-June 15
Distillations: Meditations on the Japanese American Experience, Art & Consciousness Gallery, John F. Kennedy University, Berkley, Aug-Sept

2010 Group exhibitions:

'From the Center: Now!,' National Women's Caucus for Art, juried by Lucy Lippard, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago
Creative Justice, University of San Francisco School of Law
Redrawing the Lines, Seed Corn Gallery, Greenlining Institute
Inspire/Aspire, APICC Festival, SOMArts

Art at City Hall, Supervisor Eric Mar's Office, San Francisco City Hall

Dia de los Muertos 2010, SOMArts

The Living Past: Innovating Tradition in the Arts, California Institute for Integral Studies


2010 Presentations/performances (art):

Celebrating International Women's Month, Eth-Noh_Tec Salon! You're On! March 2010

Celebrating International Women’s History Month, Eth-Noh-Tec Salon You’re On, with Clara Hsu, Nancy Hom, and Nancy Wang, Mar 12, 2010
Seeking the Essence: Artists' Panel, John F. Kennedy University, Aug 21, 2010
Intergenerational Legacies: Interactive slide talk (solo), Aug 28, 2010
Women, Healing and the Arts panel, moderator, A Place of Her Own, Driftwood Gallery, Sep 16
Distillations artists panel,  Japanese American Art, classroom talk, Betty Kano, SFSU, Sep 20, 2010
Asian American Community Arts Workshop, classroom talk, Valerie Soe, SFSU, Oct 27, 2010
Japanese American Personality, classroom talk, Wesley Ueuten, Nov. 8

2009: Richmond District Photographers, Sup. Eric Mar's Office, San Francisco City Hall

Dia de los Muertos, SOMArts, San Francisco

Asian American Womens Artists Association 20th Anniversary Exhibition, SOMArts

CONTROL, Womens Caucus for the Arts, South Bay and Peninsula Chapters, juried by Guerrilla Girls West

Zero NW Zero WMD, WCA Artwaves International, United nations NGO Conference, Mexico City

Cheers to Muses, Phase II, St. Luke's Cardiovascular Center, San Francisco

Hybridity: Explorations of Cross-Cultural Identities, SOMArts



2008: Cultural Resilience, Manilatown Heritage Center

Fast Food,Frankenart Mart

Behind Closed Dollars, Manilatown Heritage Center

2007: Fetish: The Culture of Fear and Desire,Kearny Street Workshop

Digital Offerings/Dia de los Muertos, SOMArts

The Second (After) Lifedigital gallery, SOMArts

Books: In Good Conscience: Supporting Japanese Americans During the Internment, AACP, Inc, 2006
Century of Change: Memoirs of Nellie Nakamura,
private commission, 2002

Poetry and prose in anthologies and journals: "Grandma's House" and "X-Ray Glasses," Empty Shoes: Poems on the Hungry and the Homeless, Patrick T. Randolph, ed., Popcorn Press 2009
"Survivor," Stone's Throw on-line journal, September 2009
"A Trunkful of Dreams" and "A Living Civics Lesson," My Words are Gonna Linger: The Art of Personal History, Association of Personal Historians, 2008
"Don't Look Away," Cheers to Muses, Asian American Women Artists Association, 2007

Presentations and readings (selected literary): Redmond Kernan Public Program Series: “Responses to WWII Exclusion & Incarceration” authors‘ panel, in conjunction with “Prejudice and Patriotism: 
The Story of Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service 1941-1952“ exhibition, National Japanese American Historical Society, Presidio of San Francisco, Dec 2009

Get Lit – APAture Festival Literary Arts Night, The LAB, San Francisco, September 25, 2008

“Cheers to Muses” Asian American Women’s Artists Association group reading, Modern Times

“In Good Conscience,” selected appearances: California History Center, Cupertino, CA, May 2009

South County Historical Society, Arroyo Grande, CA; Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists;

Willamette University, Salem, OR;  First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Francisco Mar 2, 2008; Livingston-Merced JACL, Merced College, Livingston, CA; 2007 Day of Remembrance  San Jose, CA; 2007 Day of Remembrance, Stockton JACL; Foothill College, Asian Heritage Month, Central Coast Japanese Community Center, Santa Maria, CA; "Japanese American History," half-day seminar, Multicultural History class, Genny Lim, New College, San Francisco Sept. 10, 2007

“Meet Authors John Hamamura and Shizue Seigel,” Sansei Legacy Project, Alameda, CA, May 2006

• “Conscience in Action: Quakers and the Internment,” and “In Good Conscience: The Impact and Lessons of Lifelong Compassion,” Friends General Conference Gathering of Friends, Tacoma, WA, Jul 2006

•  “In Good Conscience: A Case Study in Community-Based Personal History” presentation and “Diversity in Personal History” panel, Association of Personal Historians conference, Portland, OR, Oct 2006

•  “Acting in Good Conscience: the Minidoka Connection,” Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, Portland, OR, Oct 2006

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