Kay Sekimachi is a fiber artist and weaver, known as a “weaver’s weaver” for her unusual use of the loom in constructing three-dimensional sculptural pieces. In the early 1970s she used nylon monofilament to create hanging quadruple tubular woven forms in an exploration of space, transparency, and movement. Sekimachi’s primary sources of inspiration are the shapes, forms and natural colors gleaned from her Japanese heritage.
She attended the California College of Arts and Crafts (CA), where she studied with Trude Guermonprez, and at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (ME), where she studied with Jack Lenor Larsen. Her work can found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), the Renwick Gallery (DC), the Museum of Arts and Design (NY), the Museum of International Folk Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MA). She is recognized as a pioneer in the resurrection of fiber and weaving as a legitimate means of artistic expression.