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E D U C A T I O N

2014       M.F.A. Contemporary Art Practices/ Studio degree program, Portland State University (PSU). Portland, Oregon

2004       B.F.A. Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). Portland, Oregon

S O L O  E X H I B I T I O N S

2019       A Lie Nation, Alienation: New Paintings. Stumptown Artist Fellowship. Portland, Oregon

               Marks From A Journey Home. Fairbanks Gallery, Oregon State University. Corvallis, Oregon.

             

S E L E C T E D  G R O U P  E X H I B I T I O N S

2019        Portland 2019 Biennial. Curated by Yaelle S. Amir, Elisheba Johnson, and Ashley Stull. Disjecta, Portland, Oregon.

               Water Shapes the West. Prints, Painting, and Drum Glyph: Cordage, + Hitchhiker Installation. High Desert Museum, Bend, Oregon.

               Native Portraiture: Power and Perception. Tacoma Art Museum. Tacoma, Washington. February 10, 2018-March 3, 2020.

2018        In Red Ink. Curated by RYAN! Federsen. Museum of Contemporary Northwest Art, La Conner, Washington.

                America Likes Me. Curated by Josephine Zarkovich, Linfield Gallery, McMinnville, Oregon.

              Woven. Curated by Todd Clark. Port of Portland, Portland Airport, Oregon.

                Conversations in The Round House: Roots, Roads and Ritual. Curated by Cheryl Hartup and Danielle Knapp. Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, Oregon. 

 2017      Out of Sight. Curated by Ben Heywood, Greg Lundgren, S. Surface and Justen Waterhouse. Schoenfelds’ Building, Seattle, Washington.

                from which we rise. Curated by Satpreet Kahlon. The Alice Gallery, Seattle, Washington.

               Celilo Falls: The Center of the Universe. Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery, Salem, Oregon.

               Protect the Sacred: Native Artists for Standing Rock. Curated by Asia Tail. Spaceworks Gallery, Tacoma, Washington.

               Linda Hodges Gallery, Duo Show with Patti Bowman. Seattle, Washington.

               Many Lands. Curated by Ben Gannon. Bridge Productions, Seattle, Washington.

2016       What's the Story. Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, Washington.

               The Crossing over Place. Ka’ila Farrell-Smith, David Huffman, Nadia Myre, Trinh T. Minh-ha, and Justen Waterhouse. Curated by Justen Waterhouse. Institute                     New Connotative Action (INCA), Seattle, Washington.

               Out of Sight. Curated by Greg Lundgren, Sierra Stinson, Minh Nguyen, Julia Fryett, Beth Sellars, Molly Sides, Scott Lawrimore, Justen Waterhouse. King Street                   Station, Seattle, Washington.

               IMNDN: Woven | Contemporary Native Basketry. Curated by Todd Clark. Schingoethe Center at Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois.

               Not Vanishing: Contemporary Expressions in Indigenous Art, 1977-2015. Curated by Gail Tremblay and Miles Miller. Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT.        

               Northwest Art Now @ TAM. Co-curated by Rock Hushka & Juan Roselione-Valadez. Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington.

               In the Spirit: Contemporary Native Art. Washington History Museum, Tacoma, Washington.

               Sgwigwial?txw@20: Building Upon the Past, Visioning Into the Future. 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Longhouse Education and Cultural Center, The Evergreen      

               State College. Olympia, Washington.

               IMNDN Series:Woven | The Art of Contemporary Native Basketry. Curated by Todd Clark. Archer Gallery, Vancouver, Washington.

            Vision Quest Glyphology. Installation. Curated by Erin Dengerink. Vancouver City Hall, Vancouver, Washington.

2015      Not Vanishing: Contemporary Expressions in Indigenous Art, 1977-2015. Curated by Gail Tremblay and Miles Miller. Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA.

              Artworks Northwest. Juried by Marie Watt. Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Roseburg, Oregon.

              Abstract Sanctuary. Verum Ultimum Gallery. Portland, Oregon.

2014      Queer Spirits//Divine Creation. Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon.

              How Do I Look?: Race, Beauty, and Desire. Ray Warren Symposium on Race & Ethnic Studies. Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon.

2012      In the Spirit: ContemporaryNative Arts. Washington History Museum, Tacoma, Washington.

2011      In the Spirit: Contemporary Native Arts. Washington History Museum, Tacoma, Washington.

2003      Giovani Pulscioni. Arte Contemporaneo Cortona, Medici Fortress, Cortona, Italy.

P E R M A N E N T  C O L L E C T I O N S

2018     Enrollment. Oil painting in the Permanent Collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Eugene, Oregon.

2012     After Boarding School: In Mourning. Permanent Collection purchased with funds from the Native American Art Council, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon.

       

C O M M I S S I O N S
2019      Water in the West. Drum, Cordage + Hitchhiker Installation. High Desert Museum, Bend, OR.
2017      Abstract Painting Installation. Four (4’ x 4’) Abstract Paintings. Ilani Casino Resort, Cowlitz TribeRidgefield, WA.

P R O F E S S I O N A L   A C T I V I T I E S

2018       Crow's Shadow. Golden Spot Awarded Residency. Umatilla Reservation, Oregon.

               5 Paddles, 5 Prayers. Apprentice/Mentorship with Shirod Younker. Native Arts & Culture Foundation. (2017-2018)

               Community Coordinator, Co-Director. Signal Fire, Artist + Creative Agitator Residency Program. Portland, Oregon.

2017       Ucross Foundation Residency Program. Ford Foundation Fellowship, Sheridan, Wyoming.

              IAIA Artist-In-Residence. Institute of American Indian Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

              Artist Presentation + Museum Guide for MEPI Student Leaders Program. Middle-East Partnership Initiative with Portland State University at the Portland Art

              Museum, Portland, Oregon.

              Artist Presentation. Dispatch, First 100 Days. PICA, Portland, Oregon.

              Co-Director. Signal Fire. Artist + Creative Agitator Residency Program. Portland, Oregon.

             Co-Guide/Trip Leader, Signal Fire "Stealing Fire: Great Blanket of Stars," Hart Mountain Backpacking Trip, Southeastern Oregon.

             Steering Committee Member. Journeys in Creativity. Native American pre-college, full-residency art camp. OCAC. Portland, Oregon.

2016     Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Ford Foundation Fellowship. Woodside, California.

             Mentor. Prequel Artist Incubator Program, Portland, OR.

             Centrum Emerging Artists Residency. Centrum, Port Townsend, Washington.

             Rainmaker Residency. Portland, Oregon.

             Co-Guide/Trip Leader. Signal Fire “Unwalking the West,” Klamath Backpacking trip. Based out of Portland, OR.

             Grant Writing Workshop. MFA in Craft students, Oregon College of Arts and Craft (OCAC), Portland, OR.

             Artist Talk. Art and Ecology Unite! How Art is Necessary in Ecological Restoration Conference with artists: Vanessa Renwick, Lisa Schonberg, Peg Butler, Eric       

             Steen and Adam Kuby, Portland, OR.

             Artist Talk. Woven: The Art of Contemporary Basketry, Archer Gallery, Vancouver, WA.

             Artist Talk. In conjunction with Vancouver City Hall installation. North Bank Gallery, Vancouver, Washington.

            Co-Director. Signal Fire. Artist + Creative Agitator Residency Program. Portland, Oregon.

             Co-Director. One Flaming Arrow. Film Festival. Portland, Oregon.

             Steering Committee Member. Journeys in Creativity. Native American and Indigenous pre-college, full-residency art camp. OCAC, Portland, Oregon.

2015     Visiting Artist. Integrated Practices, MFA in Craft, Oregon College of Arts and Craft (OCAC), Portland, Oregon.

             No Boundaries Field Guide. Workshop for Journeys in Creativity students exploring the "No Boundaries: Contemporary Aboriginal Painting" Exhibit. Portland 

             Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), Portland, Oregon.

            Development Coordinator. Signal Fire. Artist + Creative Agitator Residency Program. Portland, Oregon.

             Co-Curator, Co-Organizer, Grant Writer, & Website Designer. One Flaming Arrow. Inter-tribal Art, Music & Film Festival.

            Juror. In the Spirit: Contemporary Native Art Exhibit. Washington History Museum, Tacoma, Washington.

             Faculty Diversity Internship Program. 2014-15 Fellow Recipient. Portland Community College, Sylvania, Portland, Oregon.

             Steering Committee Member. Journeys in Creativity. Native American and Indigenous pre-college, full-residency art camp. OCAC. Portland, Oregon.

2014     Academic Presentation. 9th Annual Liberation-Based Healing Conference.  “Decolonizing via Indigenous Film & Aesthetic:

             The Transformative Power to Heal & Dream within Indigenous Film.” Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education & Counseling.

             Artist Talk. Native Arts Marketing Strategies for Creative Entrepreneurs.‘Artist Website Development’ workshop at Grand Ronde       

             Tribal Education Center. Native Arts & Cultures Foundation.  Grand Ronde, Oregon.

             Artist Talk. THIS IS NOT A SILENT MOVIE. Symposium at the Portland Art Museum, in coalition with the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon.

2013     Artist Talk. Docent Training. Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon.

             Visiting Speaker. RACISM & SETTLER COLONIALISM: At Home and Abroad. NASCC, PSU, Portland, Oregon.

             Witness. Indigenous Arts Planning Conference: Developing an MFA in Indigenous Arts Degree Program & Indigenous Arts Campus.Longhouse Education &   

              Culture Center, Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington.

A W A R D S |  G R A N T S 

2019      Fields Artist Fellowship. Oregon Humanities and Oregon Community Foundation, Portland, Oregon.

2018      Golden Spot Award, Ford Family Foundation. Crows Shadow Residency. Umatilla, Oregon

2017      Ford Foundation Fellowship, Ucross Foundation Residency Program. Sheridan, Wyoming.

              Researcher Grant. Bill Holm Center, Burke Museum. University of Washington. Seattle, Washington.

2016      Native Arts Grant. Potlatch Fund, Seattle, Washington.

              Honoring the Northwest Award. ‘In the Spirit: Contemporary Native Arts Exhibit.’ Washington Historical Society, Tacoma, Washington.

              Professional Development Grant. Funding for Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Regional Art’s and Culture

              Council (RACC) Portland, Oregon.          

2015      Career Opportunity Grant.  Funding for Rainmaker Residency. Oregon Arts Commission, Salem, Oregon.

              Professional Development Grant. Funding for Caldera Artist Residency. RACC, Portland, Oregon.

              Ford Foundation Fellowship. Artist-In-Residence, Caldera Arts Center, Sisters, Oregon.

              Native Creative Development Grant. Longhouse Education & Culture Center at Evergreen State College.

              Precipice Fund Grant. Supporting "One Flaming Arrow and Inter-tribal Indigenous Arts, Music & Film Festival." Portland, Oregon.

2014     Best In Show. ‘In the Spirit: Contemporary Native Arts Exhibit.’ Washington Historical Society, Tacoma, Washington.

2013     Spirit of the Northwest Award. ‘In the Spirit: Contemporary Native Arts Exhibit.’ Washington Historical Society & Longhouse Culture Center at Evergreen State

              College. Tacoma, Washington.

             Native Artists Development Grant. Longhouse Education & Culture Center at Evergreen State College. Olympia, Washington.

2012     Spirit of the Northwest Award. ‘In the Spirit: Contemporary Native Arts Exhibit.’ Washington Historical Society & Longhouse Education and Culture Center at

               Evergreen State College. Tacoma, Washington.

2009      Individual Native Artist Grant. The Potlatch Fund. Seattle, Washington.

T E A C H I N G

2018      Portland State University."Decolonizing Via Indigenous Art," INST 410. Winter Term. Portland, Oregon.

2017     Portland State University: "Decolonizing Via Indigenous Art," INST 410. Winter 2017. Portland, Oregon.

2015     Portland Community College: Sylvania Campus, Portland, OR. Art Instructor (Spring 2015-Fall 2015). Professor of Painting & Drawing 131 A, B, C and

             231 A, B, C.

             A. Susana Santos: Journeys in Creativity Native Youth Art Camp: Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR.

             Mentor and Art Instructor (2012-Present) ‘Introduction to Painting’ workshop 2013 and ‘Monotype’ workshop 2014.

2005    Siletz Tribe: Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, Oregon. Art Instructor (2005-2004) 3-day tribal youth camp, ages 7-16 for the Siletz Tribe.