Getting to know you: Daphne Minkoff

Each week we ask a Seattle artist to answer 11 personal questions. Last week, Jeremy Kronbach. This week: Daphne Minkoff!


Daphne Minkoff’s work is about the places we remember and the marks we leave behind. With impeccable craftsmanship, she uses encaustic, painting, and collage to juxtapose letters from a grandfather she never knew (he died on the Russian front in WWII) with urban graffiti that she photographs on her travels.

"Mercy" (mixed media, 32 x 40)


Where is your studio?  My detached garage in back of my house

Native Seattleite or transplant?  I’m a transplant from Memphis, TN

What’s on your studio soundtrack? Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven, or Beastie Boys

Who is your art history crush?  Frank Auerbach

What is your favorite Seattle fall activity?  Probably having all my kids back in school and time for me to get back in the studio!

Where is the best coffee in town?  Lighthouse Coffee in Fremont

What is the last book you read?  The Great Gatsby

What is your most treasured possession?  My 3 kids

What is the worst job you’ve ever had?  Painting dorm rooms all summer

What super power would you like to have?  Super healing powers. And I would also love to have a real time “Control Z” button so that I could easily undo life’s little and not-so little embarrassing moments.

What is your favorite piece on Artsyo (that’s not yours)?  Springhill by Harold Hollingsworth

Thanks Daphne!

See more of Daphne Minkoff’s work on Artsyo.

"Dearest" (collage and encaustic on board, 41 x 32)