Etsuko Ichikawa

(Japanese, born 1963)

Artist Etsuko Ichikawa creates conceptual sculptures, site-specific installations, performance art, and mixed-media artworks. She is known for her "glass pyrograph" abstract drawings made with fire by scorching paper with molten glass. She is also a filmmaker, and activist.

Ichikawa was born in Tokyo, Japan and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Tokyo Zokei University. She moved to Washington State in 1993 to attend Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Northwestern Washington. She worked as a studio assistant for Dale Chihuly for eight years. Ichikawa has worked as an independent, full-time artist since 2003. She now resides in Hawaii.