Fumiyo Imafuku on Katazome: Reviving Ancient Color

Visiting from Hyogo prefecture, Japan, Professor Imafuku will give a free public talk discussing the themes and processes of her artwork. Fumiyo Imafuku's art is featured in the exhibition Katazome Today: Migrations of a Japanese Art at the Whatcom Museum. The exhibition was curated by Seiko Purdue and Amy Chaloupka.

Fumiyo Imafuku is a professor at Otemae University, in Hyogo, Japan.  She has a BFA and MFA from Kyoto-City University of Art and has been teaching surface design, including katazome.  Her research into natural dyeing and ancient Japanese colors is extensive.  She has been exhibiting her textile installation art nationally and internationally, such as at the 14th International Biennial of Tapestry in Lausanne. 

Open to all at no cost

Time and Location

Thursday, March 30 at 5:30 pm PDT
Miller Hall 138

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