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© 2020, Ka'ila Farrell-Smith.

January 18, 2020


Vision 2020: Ka’ila Farrell-Smith

The Southern Oregon artist, mentor, and anti-fracking activist creates visual art “rooted in Indigenous aesthetics and abstract formalism”


The Ascend Fine Art Portfolio features the works of 13 contemporary Indigenous womxn. The goal of this project is to highlight the unique issues Indigenous womxn face and support the equitable representation of Indigenous voices in the fine art institution. This projec...

January 12, 2020

Making a Better Painting: Thinking Through Practice

Making A Better Painting seeks to spark dialogue among regional artists and theorists about painting practices today and respond to new and pressing questions.

What can be called a painting today? How does painting’s im...

December 14, 2019

Ka'ila has new portraits by Sam Gehrke Photography Studio, 2019.

December 14, 2019

Predecessor Bundle

By Ka'ila Farrell-Smith

Acrylic, graphite, oil bars on vintage plastic IAIA student banner.

8 feet x 4 feet


Created at Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Artist-in-Residence (AiR) in Santa Fe, NM. Month long residency, this is a part of a serie...

August 20, 2019

Curated by Yaelle S. Amir, Elisheba Johnson and Ashley Stull Meyers
August 25 - November 3, 2019

Curated by Yaelle S. Amir, Elisheba Johnson and Ashley Stull Meyers
August 25 - November 3, 2019

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center is pleased to announce the Portland2019 Bie...

August 20, 2019

Exhibition on view at the High Desert Museum, Bend, OR through September 30, 2019.

January 21, 2019

Ka’ila Farrell Smith is an artist and activist from the Klamath Tribe in southern Oregon. We recently spoke about the proposed pipeline between Malin and Coos Bay, OR. The pipeline would run through 485 waterways and her tribe’s ancestral sacred lands.


January 21, 2019

Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts (CSIA) welcomed Ka’ila Farrell-Smith to the studio from October 21-November 2, 2018. Farrell-Smith is a recipient of a 2018 Golden Spot Residency Award at Crow’s Shadow. This Artist-in-Residence award allows Oregon-based contemporary...

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