June Daskalakis, an artist who creates mixed media and 3-dimensional works, was born and raised in New York City and eventually found her heart in San Francisco. She 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. Her early influences include Joseph Cornell, Marcel Duchamp, and Andy Warhol.
June holds two degrees: one in Sociology from S.U.N.Y. 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 in Fiber and Mixed Media at J.F.K. University in the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently residing in Davis, California, June continues to favor mixed media and regularly shows her work, which can also be found in a number of private collections throughout the US and abroad.
Within June's work are fragments of memory, intuition, and hints of what is yet to come. She attempts to engage the viewer to look more closely, "for the eye to wander while the mind wonders." "If all goes well," she explains, "time stands still, the humdrum of daily routines are suspended--creating a truly magical moment."