Megumi Arai
       
         Megumi is a self-taught, Japanese and Jewish multidisciplinary artist working in photography, performance, and the reinterpretation of craft into a contemporary conceptual context. She grew up between Seattle and Tokyo, and her mixed-race and cultural identity has drawn her to investigating assimilation and othering.

        In 2015, she traveled to Shikoku, Japan for an intensive residency in traditional paper making funded by the Artist Series Grant from local company Prairie Underground and was an Artist in Residence at the Photographic Center Northwest in 2016.
     
      Her textile works use modern and salvaged fabrics, joined with traditional Japanese boro techniques, and referencing American folk art and quilts.