June Anderson has a diploma in Art Education from Bath Academy of Art, England, and a BFA in Textile History from the California College of Arts, Oakland. She taught art in high schools in England, Canada, and Brazil and emigrated to the USA in 1977.
She pursued graduate studies in anthropology at UC Berkeley and, from 1983 to 2006, June worked in the Anthropology Dept. at the California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco’s natural history museum) conducting research and fieldwork on ethnic art around the globe, with a focus on Pre-Columbian textiles. She has written books on Turkish carpets, African-American woodcarving, and Hmong embroidery.
June works in both batik and acrylics in her studio in Penn Valley. Currently she is working on a series entitled “TORSO: And Other Body Parts” which focuses on the human body and the shapes formed by light/shadow falling on the nude figure.
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