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:

The Curated Fridge - Spring 2018, Somerville, MA

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

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

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

GRANTS / AWARDS / RESIDENCIES:

Anderson Ranch Scholarship, Master Portrait Class with Catherine Opie -  2018 (upcoming)

Rockland Residency - 2018 (upcoming) 

Siler Graduate Fellowship in Fine Arts - 2018

Guest House Cultural Capitol Residency - 2017

Grants for Artists Projects (GAP), Artist Trust - 2017

Mark of Excellence Award, Society of Professional Journalists - 2015

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS 

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

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

 

PUBLICATIONS / FEATURES / INTERVIEWS

Fifteen Gallery - 2018

Revolv - 2018 

Light Leaked - 2018

Incandescent Issue #13 - 2018

Dont Smile - 2018

CVA Magazine Issue #5 - 2017

Don't Take Pictures - 2017

Black Box Gallery - 2017

Nope Fun - 2016

Mull it Over - 2016

Kiwi Magazine - 2016

This is Wander - 2016

Life Behind a Lens - 2016

 

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