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:

2017   M.F.A. Candidate in Photography at Washington State University, Pullman, WA 

2012    B.A. in Media Disparity at Fairhaven College, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

 

SELECTED SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2018   First Year MFA Exhibition, Gallery II, Pullman, WA  

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2018   The Curated Fridge Spring Group Show, Somerville, MA

2018   Queer Showcase, Emerge Gallery, Coeur d'Alene, ID

2018   New Terrain, VU Gallery, Bellingham, WA 

2018   Collision, Stray Galleries, Moscow, ID

2018   Lovesome, Curated by Coral Short, Pankow borough, Berlin Germany

2018   MFA Exchange Show, Ridenbaugh Gallery, Moscow, ID

2017   Motherhood Unveiled, Stiches & Pics, Sackets Harbor, NY 

2017   Mememto Mentori, Gallery II, Pullman, WA

2017   Terrain 10 Showcase, Spokane, WA 

2017   Portraiture: Looking at Photography, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR

2017   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 

2018   Rockland Residency 

2018   Siler Graduate Fellowship in Fine Arts 

2017   Guest House Cultural Capitol Residency 

2016   Grants for Artists Projects (GAP), Artist Trust

2016   Mark of Excellence Award, Society of Professional Journalists 

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS / LECTURES

2018   Student Presenter, Society of Photographic Education NW Conference, Jackson, WY

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

2018   Instructor of Record, Visual Concepts 1, Department of Fine Arts, WSU, Pullman, WA  

2018   Speaker & Panelist for the Innermountain Gender & Sexuality Conference, ISU, Pocatello, ID

2017   Visiting Artist/Lecturer, WSU Tri-Cities, Richland, WA

2017   Speaker for 'Transgender inclusion in the classroom' web conference, Gender Identity and Sexual                     Orientation Resource Center

2016   Speaker for ‘New Media & Community Engagement’ group panel, EWU, Cheney, WA

 

ONLINE & PRINT PUBLICATIONS

2018   Fraction Magazine, 10th Anniversary Issue

2018   A look into Absence & Assemblage by June T Sanders & Ayanna Z Nayo, Fifteen Gallery, Chicago, IL

2018   Revolv, One Year Showcase

2018   Light Leaked, Shift Exhibition

2018   Incandescent Issue #13, Portland, OR

2017   Don't Smile, Motherhood Unveiled Exhibition

2017   CVA Magazine Issue #5

2016   Nope Fun, Interview #464

2016   Mull it Over, Interview with Jonathan Cherry

2016   Kiwii Magazine 

2016   This is Wander Interview

2016   Life Behind a Lens Feature

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018   Curator & Juror for 'From Here on Out' group photography exhibition, Object Space, Spokane, WA 

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

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

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

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

2013   Editor & Designer for Klipsun Magazine, Bellingham, WA