June Tay Sanders is an artist & photographer based out of Washington State. They are an MFA candidate in Photography at Washington State University and hold a BA in Media Disparity from Fairhaven College. Their work explores the intersections of gender, place, and the American landscape — looking at how we form our homes, our bodies, and our communities. 

 

EDUCATION:

M.F.A. Candidate in Photography at Washington State University, Pullman, WA 

B.A. in Media Disparity at Fairhaven College, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

2018 

The Curated Fridge - Spring 2018, Somerville, MA

Group Show @ Emerge Gallery, Coeur d'Alene, ID

First Year MFA Exhibition, Gallery II, Pullman, WA  

New Terrain, VU Gallery, Bellingham, WA 

Collision, Stray Galleries, Moscow, ID

Lovesome, Pankow, Berlin

MFA Exchange Show, Ridenbaugh Gallery, Moscow, ID

2017

Motherhood Unveiled, Stiches & Pics, Sackets Harbor, NY 

Mememto Mentori, Gallery II, Pullman, WA

Terrain 10 Showcase, Spokane, WA 

Portraiture: Looking at Photography, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR

Barnstorm, Punch Gallery, Ellensburg, WA

2016

Liminal, EWU Women’s Center Gallery, Cheney, WA
 

GRANTS / AWARDS / RESIDENCIES:

2018

Anderson Ranch Scholarship, Master Portrait Class with Catherine Opie (upcoming)

Rockland Residency 

Siler Graduate Fellowship in Fine Arts 

2017

Guest House Cultural Capitol Residency 

2016

Grants for Artists Projects (GAP), Artist Trust

Mark of Excellence Award, Society of Professional Journalists 

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS / LECTURES

2018

Instructor of Record, Beginning Photography, Department of FIne Arts, WSU, Pullman, WA (Fall 2018)

Instructor of Record, Visual Concepts 1, Department of Fine Arts, WSU, Pullman, WA  (Fall 2017 & Spring 2018) 

Speaker & Panelist for the Innermountain Gender & Sexuality Conference, ISU, Pocatello, ID

2017

Visiting Artist/Lecturer, WSU Tri-Cities, Richland, WA

Speaker for ‘New Media & Community Engagement’ group panel, EWU, Cheney, WA

Speaker for 'Transgender inclusion in the classroom' web conference, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Resource Center

 

ONLINE & PRINT PUBLICATIONS

2018

The Curated Fridge, Spring 2018 Exhibition, Curated by Francine Weiss

Fraction Magazine, 10th Anniversary Issue 

Fifteen Gallery: A look into Absence & Assemblage by June T Sanders & Ayanna Z Nayo.

Revolv, One Year Showcase

Light Leaked, Shift Exhibition

Incandescent Issue #13 

2017

Don't Smile, Motherhood Unveiled Exhibition

CVA Magazine Issue #5

2016

Nope Fun, Interview #464

Mull it Over, Interview with Jonathan Cherry

Kiwii Magazine 

This is Wander Interview

Life Behind a Lens Feature

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Curator for LUV exhibition at the Stray Galleries, Pullman, WA 2017

Volunteer & Community Engagement Coordinator at KYRS Community Radio, Spokane, WA - 2016-2017

News & Public Affairs Director at KUGS Community Radio, Bellingham, WA 2014-2016

Editor in Chief of From Bellingham With Love, Bellingham, WA 2014 - 2016

Editor & Designer for Klipsun Magazine, Bellingham, WA 2013 - 2014