Born and raised in New York City, June Daskalakis creates mixed media and assemblage works. Her appreciation for art began in the Brooklyn public schools, where she won a citywide competition and displayed her first mixed media piece in the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
June’s 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. Hidden symbols, childhood references, and a fondness for surrealism add to the narrative. Each frame serves as a window to a new 'dreamscape' - often inhabited by winged creatures.
June holds two degrees: one in Sociology from S.U.N.Y. at New Paltz and another in English Literature from San Francisco State University. She later attended the San Francisco Academy of Art and pursued graduate studies as a Fiber and Mixed Media MFA candidate at J.F.K. University in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In San Francisco June worked in Advertising before shifting 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 in Davis, California. June regularly exhibits her work, which can be found in a number of private collections throughout the U.S. and abroad.