Jesianne Asagi Jesianne Asagi


I work with paper and found objects. Words are an integral part of my pieces. Most are found in the pages of outdated encyclopedias and dictionaries and are chosen based on instinct and interest in the study of language. I combine paper constructions, tiny horn/shell sculptures, and found objects with the words. Similar to deciphering hieroglyphs, I hope to create another language, as if artifacts from a different time have been uncovered.

Born in 1970 in Honolulu, HI, I moved to Seattle in 1990 and graduated from Cornish College of the Arts with a BFA in Graphic Design. I’ve exhibited in Seattle, Honolulu and Pomona.


instagram: sandoaisle


KOBO Seattle, Seattle (group show)
ArtInTime, fishcake gallery, Honolulu (group show)
studio e window, Seattle (solo installation)
Methodologie, Seattle (group show)
Curtis Steiner, Seattle (solo and two group shows)
Art at Mark's Garage, Honolulu (group show)
University House, Seattle (group show)
Stronghold, Pomona CA (solo installation)

"Asian and Pacific Islander American Women: An Historical Anthology" (book cover), Shirley Hune and Gail Nomura, NYU Press, 2005.

commission work:
Magda and Ian Webster, New York
Black Bottle, Seattle
Stephen Schlott, Seattle
Steve Blank, Chicago

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