Megumi Shauna Arai
My practice is inspired by craft, specifically textile traditions such as piecework and natural dye. My work references mixed cultural identity and practices of embodiment—such as dance and calligraphy—involving a meditative, process-based working style where concept and spontaneity meet to create large fiber based paintings. I am interested in literal and metaphorical borders and the notion of belonging.
While at Headlands
Last year I began a series of large works that connected my material knowledge and conceptual interests further. My time at Headlands will be focused on developing this language for a solo show in 2024.
Artist portrait by Brian Ferry.