Estelle Akamine is active/lives in California, Hawaii. Estelle Akamine is known for costume-like sculpture, fiber art.
Biography Estelle Akamine
Estelle Akamine was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1954. She moved to California in 1972 to attend college, studied weaving and textiles, and received her MFA in 1985.
For over 15 years Estelle has worked in an experimental direction in textiles: costumes for performance that are sculptures when not worn, wall commissions, and sculptures using images of clothing and identity. In 1986 she was one of 40 US artists chosen for the prestigious "Fiber R/Evolution" exhibit which traveled for 2 years.
From 1994 till the present, Estelle was best known and nationally exhibited for her clothing woven from garbage created while an artist in residence at the SF dump. There, she created over 25 formal outfits that were worn to th
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