Gabriel Akagawa and his wife Anne Knafl live Chicago with their two young children. Gabe is faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Akagawa is an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Sculpture department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He exhibits regularly as a Chicago-based artist. He has been awarded Artist-in-Residencies at the Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art in Kelowna, British Columbia, at Crabtree Farm in Lake Bluff, Illinois, and at Ox-Bow in Saugatuck, Michigan. His online social networking project called “Foundry Tree” he initiated in 2009 can bee see online at http://foundrytree.com/ . His situates his art and curatorial practices as medicinal activities to investigate humanity’s complex relationship with nature.
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