C.K.Itamura is a Yonsei, Nikkei interdisciplinary artist based in Sonoma County, California. Her conceptual, visual, performance and community engagement art serve to engage intergenerational audiences in the exploration of observation, contemplation and expressive imagination.
C.K. is a recipient of the 2019 Discovered Awards for Emerging Visual Artists made possible, in part, by Creative Sonoma and Community Foundation Sonoma County. Her essay Circuitous Paths of the Yonsei was recently commissioned and published by Write Now! SF Bay and included in the anthology Uncommon Ground: BIPOC Journeys to Creative Activism.
She is: an Artist-in-Residence alumna of The Imaginists, Chalk Hill Residency and In Cahoots Residency; a co-founder of Book Arts Roadshow; an artist/director on the board of Berkeley Commonplace; an artist advisory council member of The Imaginists’ Guest House program; an advisory committee member of Write Now! SF Bay; and a former director of San Francisco Center for the Book. She has served in directorial, managerial and/or production roles for live theatrical performances, live events, concerts and festivals, radio shows and video productions.
C.K. is a resident artist of San Francisco Unified School District Libraries and works with SFArtsEd, San Francisco Public Library, Contemporary Jewish Museum and San Mateo County Libraries to provide professional development workshops for educators, and hands-on art-making workshops for students and the general public.