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S O L O  E X H I B I T I O N S

2021        Ghost Rider. Ditch Projects. Springfield, Oregon

2020       A Lie Nation, Alienation. At Liberty Arts Collaborative, Bend, Oregon

                Un-Erasing. Nine Gallery. Portland, Oregon

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

2021         A Critical Conversation. ANTI-AESTHETIC Gallery, Eugene, Oregon

2020        Eartha. Adams and Ollman Gallery, Portland, Oregon

                 Portraiture from the Collection of Northwest Art. Curated by Storm Tharp and Grace Kook-Anderson. Portland Art Museum. Portland, Oregon

                 Making a Better Painting:  Thinking Through Practice. Exhibit and Symposium. Curated by Cara Tomlinson, Elise Richman, Cynthia Camlin, Tia Factor, Sylvan

                 Lionni, Amy Chaloupka, Kevin Bell. Hoffman Gallery, Lewis & Clark College. Portland, Oregon

                 Native Portraiture: Power and Perception. Tacoma Art Museum. Tacoma, Washington.

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

2018        Reverence. Natalie Ball, Rick Bartow, Ka'ila Farrell-Smith. The Little Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

                 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, Montana    

               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

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


2019      Water in the West. Drum, Cordage + Hitchhiker Installation. High Desert Museum, Bend, Oregon
2017      Abstract Painting Installation. Four (4’ x 4’) Abstract Paintings. Ilani Casino Resort, Cowlitz TribeRidgefield, Washington

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

A W A R D S |  G R A N T S 

2020      Fields Artist Fellowship. Oregon Humanities and Oregon Community Foundation, Oregon

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

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

2020       Board Member. Rogue Climate, Pheonix, Oregon

                Ascend Printmaking Collaborative. Organized by Kanani Miyamoto and Stephanie Fogel. Project Grant support from RACC, Portland, Oregon

                Rural + Tribal Community Director, Signal Fire. Artist + Creative Agitator Residency Program. Chiloquin, Oregon

2019       Rural + Tribal Community Director, Signal Fire. Artist + Creative Agitator Residency Program. Chiloquin, Oregon

2018       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      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

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

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


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, Oregon

             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.




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