curriculum vitae


2009 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA

2008 Summer Programs, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

2005 Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM



2021 Permanent Public Art for Wallingford Ship Canal, in progress, Seattle, WA

2020 Permanent Public Art for Washington State Convention Center Addition, in progress, Seattle, WA

2019 Interior Public Art Mural, in progress, New Burke Museum, Seattle, WA

2018 Permanent Public Art for Prairie Line Trail, in progress, City of Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

2017 Happenings, Spaceworks, Tacoma, WA

2016 Reclining Figure, Seattle Mini Maker Faire, Experience Music Project, Seattle, WA

2016 White Out, Put Art In Parks, Office of Arts and Culture, Seattle, WA

2016 Coyote Now: Connecting with Nature, Healing Through Art, Peacehealth St Joseph Medical, Bellingham, WA

2015 900* Horses, Spokane Arts, Spokane, WA

2015 Coyote Now, Northwest Native Celebration, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

2015 Sky River, Annual Gala, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA

2011 Bumber By Number, Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA

2010 Creative Feast, Henry Benefit Gala, Seattle, WA



2018 Coyote Now, Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz, CA

2018 Phantom Lands, Northwest Museum of Art and Culture, Spokane, WA

2018 Stomping Ground, MAC Gallery, Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WA

2017 RYAN! Feddersen: Artist in Residence, Busted Knuckle Gallery, Eighth Generation, Seattle, WA

2016 Resistance, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT

2015 Disconnected Towers, Seattle Municipal Gallery, Seattle, WA

2012 TAG! You’re it, Joe Bar. Seattle, WA

2009 Glitter PornGrey Gallery & Lounge, Seattle, WA



2018 Squeeze, Bellwether Arts Festival, Bellevue Art Museum and City of Bellevue, WA

2018 Post Human Archive, (Double Exposure Education Space), Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2018 Artist Trust Benefit Gala, Fisher Pavillion, Seattle, WA

2018 Generations, Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA

2018 Wildlife, Pattern and Identity: Contemporary Native American Work from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer, upcoming, Ucross Foundation Gallery, Ucross, WY

2018 Origins, Boulder Public Library, Boulder, CO

2018 In the Spirit, Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, WA

2018 Fav Fav Fav, Hedreen Gallery, Seattle University, Seattle, WA

2017 Borderlands, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, King Street Station, Seattle, WA

2017 Tears of Duk’WibahL, The Evergreen Galleries, Olympia, WA

2017 Rogue Nellies, President’s Gallery, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA

2017 20th Anniversary Show, Joe Bar, Seattle, WA

2017 Out of Sight, Seattle, WA

2017 Land Trust, Redline Contemporary Art Center, Denver, CO

2017 In the Spirit, Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, WA

2017 And Not Or, Hedreen Gallery with Seattle University, Seattle, WA

2017 LISTEN, Equinox Studios, Seattle, WA

2017 Reservation X, Richmond Art Collective Gallery, Spokane, WA

2017 Echo, Echo, Project Diana, The Alice, Seattle, WA

2016 Standing Rock Benefit, Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA

2016 Protect the Sacred, Spaceworks Gallery, Tacoma, WA

2016 We Are Still Here, Hatch, Spokane, WA

2016 Contemporary Native American Film and Art Festival, One Heart, Spokane, WA

2016 Artist Trust 30th Birthday Exhibition, V2 Gallery, Seattle, WA

2016 Sgwigwial?txw@20: Building Upon the Past, Visioning Into the Future, The Evergreen Galleries, Olympia, WA

2016 Contemporary & Traditional Works, The Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, WA

2016 Not Vanishing: Ever-Present Indigenous Art 1977-2015, Heritage University, Toppenish, WA

2016 Not Vanishing, Contemporary Expressions in Indigenous Art 1977-2015, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT

2015 Terrain: Plateau Native Art & Poetry, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT    

2015 Not Vanishing, Contemporary Expressions in Indigenous Art 1977-2015, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA

2014 Extended Terrain, The Evergreen Galleries, Olympia, WA

2013 Staff Exhibition, Cornish College of the Arts, Alumni Gallery, Seattle, WA

2012 Joe Bar Retrospective, Joe Bar, Seattle, WA

2012 Strange Coupling, Object Gallery, Seattle, WA

2011 Emerging Indigenous Voices, San Francisco University, San Francisco, CA

2010 Confluence of Red Nations, AIR Residency, Basin, MT

2009 Suspension of Disbelief, Cairo Gallery, Seattle, WA

2009 CCA Alumni Exhibition, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA

2009 BFA Exhibition, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA

2008 Fire at the Dell, Youngstown Arts & Cultural Center, Seattle, WA

2007 Roll Call, Cornish College of the Arts. Seattle, WA

2006 Red Shirt Art Project, Red Shirt Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005 Winter Annual, Institute of American Indian Arts. Santa Fe, NM

2003 Members Exhibit, Gallery 76. Wenatchee, WA



2017-20 Public Art Roster, Office of Arts and Culture, Seattle, WA

2016-19 Oregon Art in Public Places, Regional Art & Cultural Council, OR

2016-19 Public Artist Roster, Sound Transit, Seattle, WA

2015-18 Public Artist Roster, ARTSWA, Washington State Arts Commission, WA

2014-15 Emerging Public Artist Roster, Office of Arts and Culture, Seattle, WA



2018 Public Art Network Year in Review, Borderlands, Americans for the Arts, Washington D.C.

2018 Visual Artist Fellowship, Artist Trust, Seattle WA

2018 Honoring Innovation, In the Spirit Awards, Washington State Historical Society, Tacoma, WA

2018 National Fellowship, Visual Art, Native Arts & Cultures Foundation, Vancouver, WA

2017 Art Project Grant, 4Culture, Seattle, WA

2017 Honoring Innovation, In the Spirit Awards, Washington State Historical Society, Tacoma, WA

2016 GAP Grant, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA

2016 Native Creative Development Project, Evergreen Longhouse, Olympia, WA

2008 Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship, Cornish College of Arts.

2007-08 Krielshiemer Award, Cornish College of the Arts.

2007-08 Presidents Art Scholar, Cornish College of the Arts.

2005 President’s Scholar, Institute of American Indian Arts. 



2019 Truth & Reconciliation Residency, upcoming, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

2018 Summer Indigenous Intensive Residency, upcoming, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC, CAN

2017 Artist in Residence, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, WA

2017 Tears of DukwibahL, Gathering of International Indigenous Visual Artists, Evergreen Longhouse, Olympia, WA

2017 Artist Residency, Eighth Generation, Seattle, WA

2016 Artist Research Residency, Bill Holm Center, Burke Museum, Seattle, WA

2016 Artist-In-Residence Workshop with Denise Wallace at OCAC, Evergreen Longhouse, Olympia, WA / Portland, OR

2011 Emerging Indigenous Voices Residency, Kua’ainaa Assoc, San Francisco, CA

2010 American Indian Artist Residency, Montana Artist Refuge, Basin, MT



2017 Micro Spills, In the Spirit Acquisition, Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, WA,

2014 Terrain: Plateau Native Art & PoetrySeattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT, Museum of Art and Culture, Spokane, WA, Hallie Ford Museum, Salem, OR,  Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ.

2011 Indigenous Voices Collaborative Mural for School of Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA.

2009 Mary Alice Cooley Print Collection, Cornish College of the Art, Seattle, WA.



2016 RYAN! Feddersen: Resistance, Published by the Missoula Art Museum with support from The Andy Warhol Foundation. Essay by Gail Trembley.

2016 “Hang Them All”: George Wright and the Plateau Indian War, 1858, Donald L. Cutler (Author), Laurie Arnold (forward) University of Oklahoma Press; 1 edition (July 28, 2016)

2011 Ink on Paper: The Mary Alice Cooley Print Collection at Cornish College of the Arts, Edited by Kathleen Rabel



2018 Crosscut, Seattle, WA, Brangien Davis, “Artist RYAN! Feddersen flips the script on Native American Stereotypes”

2018 Good Times, Santa Cruz, CA, Georgia Johnson, “Santa Cruz Leaves its Mark on MAH’s interactive Coyote Now”

2018 Seattle Magazine, Seattle, WA, Gwendolyn Elliot, “Seattle Artists and Tacoma’s Homegrown Creatives are Growing a Buzzworthy South Sound Arts Scene”

2018 City Arts, Seattle, WA, Margo Vansynghel, “RYAN! Feddersen: Trickster for Good”

2017 Indian Country Today, National, “IAIA Announces Artist-in-Residence Lineup”

2017 The Stranger, Seattle, WA, Emily Pothast, “BorderLands Crosses Boundaries at King Street Station”

2017 HyperAllergic, National, Christen Clifford, “Breaking the “Buckskin Ceiling”

2017 Westword, Denver, CO. Lila Thulin, “The 48 Hour Summit Brings Socially Engaged Art to RedLine”

2017 The Missoulian, Missoula, MT. Cory Walsh, “Fifth-graders go contemporary at the Missoula Art Museum”

2017 Montana Kaimin, Missoula, MT, Brooke Beighle,” ‘Resistance’ Exhibit shows Activism with Art”

2017 Art & Politics Now, Seattle, WA Susan S Platt. Ph.D., “The Spirit of Standing Rock”

2015 Aljazeera America, National, Kevin Taylor, N”ative American artist brings 900 horses back to life in Spokane”

2015 The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, WA, Carolyn Lamberson, “Mural project honors tribes, slaughtered horses”

2015 Pacific Northwest Inlander, Spokane, WA Mike Bookey, “Community Commemoration”

2012 OFF PAPER, The Project Space, Seattle, WA, “Quest(ion) What’s the First Thing You Ever Made, Ryan Feddersen?”

2011 Seattle Weekly, Seattle, WA, Brian Miller, “Triumph of Crowd-Sourcing”

2011 The Stranger, Seattle, WA Jen Graves, “Touch The Untouchable”

2011 BoingBoing, National, David Pescovitz, “Artists Alter Paint by Number for Exhibit”

2010 Missoula Independent, Missoula, MT Skylar Browning, “Postcard from Basin: The future of American Indian Art”



2018 Curator, Not Fragile, Portland Art Museum Center for Contemporary Native Arts, Portland, OR

2018 Lead Artist, Public Art: Public Action, Socially Engaged Practicum, Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality, Tacoma, WA

2018 In Red Ink, upcoming, Guest Curator Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA

2017-18 Guest Co-Curator, Inaugural Northwest Galleries Exhibition, upcoming, Bill Holm Center, Burke Museum, Seattle, WA

2018 Making the Invisible Visible, Presenter & Workshop Leader, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, WA

2018 Temporary and Participatory Projects, Public Art Bootcamp Instructor, Office of Arts and Culture, Seattle, WA

2017 Crossroads+Art and Indigenous Feminisms, The Problematics of Making Art While Native and Female, Led by Andrea Carlson, The Feminist Project: Rutgers / College Art Association, New York City, NY

2017 Artist Trust Fellowship, Panelist, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA

2016 Seeing Ourselves: Indigenous Women Artists Depicting Themselves, PechaKucha Night: Representation, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA

2016 Temporary and Participatory Projects, Public Art Bootcamp Instructor, Office of Arts and Culture, Seattle, WA

2016 Building an Artist Website, Artist Trust, Spokane/ Seattle, WA

2015 State of Native Art, Panelist, Bill Holm Center, Burke Museum, Seattle, WA

2014-16 Public Art Administrative Specialist, 4Culture, Seattle, WA

2010-14 Art Department Coordinator, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA

200610 Studio Assistant, Norie Sato, Seattle, WA

2008 Temporary Painting Studio Assistant, Ginny Ruffner Studio. Fremont, WA