June Daskalakis is a California based mixed media and fiber artist. She specializes in hand-cut collage on canvas, combining a variety of materials into her studio practice. Daskalakis' textured mixed-media collages often include playful juxtaposition between contemporary cultural elements and literary references. Her process involves building layers, then peeling away or blending what exists - much like arranging picture puzzle pieces.
Films, dreams, literature, and random conversations fuel Daskalakis' imagination. "I value surrealist dreams for their poetic content, as documentation from a marvelous alternate world, whose symbolism fills me with delight and is a constant source of inspiration. As far back as I can remember, I’ve created art to imagine & re-imagine a place formed from dreams.”
Born and raised in New York City, June developed her appreciation for art at an early age in the Brooklyn public schools where she won a citywide competition and displayed her first mixed media piece in the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
After arriving in San Francisco to work in Advertising, June shifted gears to form a cottage textile business from her Haight-Ashbury studio. After successfully promoting her hand woven garments, June returned to corporate life as an Executive Administrator for internationally acclaimed companies until welcoming her first child. During those years she found a visual language fueled by her desire to create and explore along new avenues. That thought process continues today in her studio at ARTHOUSE in Sacramento, California, where she is a resident artist. June regularly exhibits her work, which can be found in a number of private collections throughout the U.S. and abroad.