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Born in 1926 in San Francisco. Kay Sekimachi’s objects are at once simple yet crafted with an astounding complexity of detail. Her work, which started as weavings and wall hangings, has evolved into many different and distinct permutations, often creating new versions of familiar shapes and forms, such as her woven boxes, which she began making in the 1970s, or her ethereal flax and loosely woven baskets and bowls. She attended California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland. Since the 1960s, her fiber work has been exhibited extensively in the United States, Europe, and Asia, including solo exhibitions at the Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California, and at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles. Kay Sekimachi lives and works in Berkeley, California. She received the American Craft Council’s Gold Medal in 2002.