In January I spent two weeks at the Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency at Sitka Center for the Arts. It was stimulating and productive time. It was an honor to work with master printer Julia D’Amario.
Upfor Gallery in Portland now represents my work. I am proud to be included in the wonderful group of artists represented by Upfor. Some of my work is up for viewing in their backroom space for the months of November and December.
I have some exciting work/travel plans this year! I have received the Signal Fire Outpost Residency for August, the Bullseye Glass Residency in September, and Ucross Foundation Fellowship for Native American Visual Artist in November/December.
c3:initiative, Pulp & Deckle Papermaking Residents Exhibition, March 31 - May 5.
Opening reception, March 31, 11am -2pm, artists talk at noon. c3:initiative is located at 7326 N. Chicago, Portland.
Recurring Chapters in the Book of Inevitable Outcomes is on view at Portland Center Stage at The Armory during the productions of Astoria and And So We Walked by Cherokee playwright DeLanna Studi.
Symmetry Breaking, a group show at The Art Gym at Marylhurst University is on view October 10 - December 10.
Pulp & Deckle is a papermaking residency in Portland. That's where you'll find me in the month of July!
The prints I created while at Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts have been released. The are stark and graphic and I love them! There are four editions and they are available for purchase at Crow's Shadow.
Connecting Lines, a two-person show with Luzene Hill, is at the Portland Art Museum's Center for Contemporary Native Art from March 11 - October 29, 2017.
In January, I participated in Map(ing)2017 at Arizona State University. Map(ing) is a biennial project using the visual language of printmaking as a vehicle for visual communication and the sharing of culture, language and identity. Erin Joyce in Hyperallergic wrote a review of the 10-year anniversary of Map(ping). Here's a link to Focus Break, the print I made while there.
I'm grateful to be awarded a 2016 Fellowship in Visual Arts from the Native Arts & Culture Foundation. Thank you, NACF. To be in the company of this talented group of 2016 Fellows is an incredible honor.
Crow's Shadow 2016 Golden Spot Residency Award. I'm excited for the opportunity to create work in this world class print studio with master printer Frank Janzen in May 2016. Funded by The Ford Family Foundation.
Bloom Variation is part of the Featured Objects Program, Bellevue Arts Museum, February-August 2016.
Oregon Art Beat, posted a video update on my work.
Printed, a group show, Butters Gallery, Portland, March 3 - April 2.
Solo exhibition, A Further Gleaning, at North View Gallery on PCC's Sylvania Campus in Febuary 22- March 19, 2016. Artist Reception, February 27, 2-5pm. I received a Regional Arts & Culture Council 2016 Project Grant this exhibition.
Great review of the GLEAN exhibition in Visual Art Source.
The Spaces Between, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR, January 8-30.
Observations and Collections (juror - Jenifer Kent), Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, February 6 - March 6.
Untitled, (solo exhibition), Grants Pass Art Museum, Grants Pass, OR, April 2 - May 29.
Adaptations, Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA, July 2 - August 1.
GLEAN Resident Exhibition, Disjecta, Portland, OR, August 14.
Glorious Underbelly, 209\\Gallery, Portland OR, September 12.
Mentor Exhibit, Furthermore Gallery, OCAC+PNCA, Portland OR, November 6.
Eiteljorg Museum Contemporary Art Fellows Exhibition, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN.
Anniversary Exhibition, Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA, December 3 - 31.
Slash and Burn, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA, December 12, 2015 - January 30, 2016.
Exhibition at Julie Nester Gallery, July 5-22, 2014
My 11-week residency at Anderson Ranch Arts Center last fall was a most amazing experience. Creative fellow residents, great facilities and equipment, wonderful staff, and the stunning surroundings of Aspen made this one of the most memorable and productive times in my life. I was a resident in the Sculpture Department, but the residency allows for cross-departmental access, so I also worked in the Printmaking and Digital Media studios. It was a time of exploration for me, and while I only made a few pieces that I consider truly finished, I launched a bunch of ideas and am continuing the work back in my own studio. Thank you, Anderson Ranch, for giving artists focused time; and thank you, Oregon Arts Commission and Ford Family Foundation, for grants to help make it all possible for me.
Reiterations and Rifts, my first solo show at Butters Gallery, runs June 5 and runs through 29. If you are in Portland, please stop by June 5 or 6 for the openings. Here is a great review by Richard Speer of Willamette Week.
A.R.T. regard Talented sculptor and blogger, Andrew Tirado featured my studio in his blog, A.R.T regard today. Check it out here. Besides writing about art, Andy profiles artists in some of his posts, and today's post was the result of a conversation we had about Knolling, an obscure topic he wrote about earlier.
I'm excited to be teaching at Anderson Ranch August 5-9. Sign up for a fun and creative week in the Rockies! Tell your friends. I took a workshop there last summer and it was an amazing experience. Great instructors, interesting fellow students, tasty food. I highly recommend it. And in your off hours you can hike in the high altitudes of Snowmass. Although most people are so busy and inspired in their classes that they work long past class hours.
Watch a video on Mechanics of Hither and Yon on Oregon Art Beat at Portland International Airport
Artist, Curator, and Art Professor, Avantika Bawa has invited me to speak about my work at Washington State University, Vancouver, WA this week.
Geoff Wichert reviews my show Julie Nestor Gallery in beautiful Park City, Utah. The show includes recent pieces from my Constrain to Vertical series, as well as the large wall piece, Protean Forms. The show runs from July 29 - August 31.