RYAN! FEDDERSEN was selected to participate in Emerging Indigenous Voices. In summer of 2011, twelve young adult artists, ages 21 to early 30’s who have demonstrated extraordinary skills at expressing their talents through work influenced by the hip-hop subculture and urban and political art such as printmaking, graffiti, media and mural painting were invited to participate in a 3-Tier artists fellowship program. The Emerging Indigenous Voices: A New Generation of Artists came to fruition under the direction of Kua`aina Associates with the collaborative support of San Francisco State University’s American Indian Studies, the César E. Chávez Institute and the Department of Art; other partners are the East Bay Media Center, Inc., the Kipahulu `Ohana, the Maui Fish Pond Association, the Friends of Moku`ula and the Pa`ia Youth & Cultural Center. This project was funded by the Native Arts & Cultures Foundation, The Christensen Fund and members of Kua`aina Associates’ Sponsorship Circle.
Watch a mini-documentary on the residency: