IN THE SPIRIT is Washington State Historical Society’s annual juried exhibition of contemporary Native art.2017 marks our 12th year! The exhibition culminates with a free cultural festival. The festival this year will be held on August 19, and is co-hosted with Tacoma Art Museum. Continue reading In The Spirit Contemporary Native Arts→
LISTEN: IT’S A SOUND SHOW is an immersive, one-night-only, multimedia art event presenting a dynamic and complex range of works that foreground the act of listening as a key element. The exhibition features stationary artworks and sound installations, live music, spoken word, and other performances that will fill the space in provocative and unpredictable ways. Continue reading LISTEN→
AND NOT OR brings new perspectives and layers of interpretation to existing collections of art and printed matter, and highlights the productive frictions that arise from contextual shifts.
Like the Boolean operators referenced in the title, which are used to connect terms and expand the scope of a search, the exhibition links and transposes two different spaces on the Seattle University campus: Hedreen Gallery and Lemieux Library, where much of the university’s art collection resides alongside thousands of books. Six Seattle-based artists—Ryan Feddersen, Wynne Greenwood, Margie Livingston, Shaw Osha, Rob Rhee, and Joe Rudko— Continue reading And Not Or→
February 11 – March 11, 2017 Closing Reception: Saturday, March 11, 5-8 pm.
The Alice 6007 12th Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98108
Sculptures and works on paper that collage internal dissonance through unexpected combinations of image, narrative, process, and material. By Pacific Northwest artistsAlex Boeschenstein, Meg Hartwig, Christopher Paul Jordan and Storme Webber and in Project Diana, RYAN! Feddersen.
February 2-February 28. Artists’ reception: Thursday, February 2, 5:30-8:30pm
Richmond Gallery 228 W. Sprague Ave Spokane, WA
Richmond Gallery is thrilled to present the work of three multidisciplinary Native artists of the Colubmbia Plateau: Carly Feddersen, Ryan Feddersen, and Lee Sekaquaptewa. “Reservation X” borrows a term coined by First Nations artist and author Gerald McMaster, and embraces Native artists whose intentions Continue reading Reservation X→
Protect the Sacred gives voice to the diverse Urban Indian community of this region. As Native artists, we reject externally constructed expectations for people of color, who are often confined by the recognition of their ethnicity in the mainstream art world. This exhibition empowers Indigenous artists to represent themselves, whether in traditional or contemporary contexts. Through our work, we hope to showcase the complexity of our cultures and identities, and broaden perceptions of Native American art.
Seattle-based artist RYAN! Feddersen (Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation) creates multi-layered environments and interactive sculptures. Feddersen’s work is tongue-in-cheek, but with a pointed message that considers the role that art and creative industries play in creating sustainable communities. For this exhibition, she has created four interactive installations that address equitable development and resource use: Unveiling the Romantic West; Disconnected Towers; Coyote Now! and Martha Stewart Cocktails. Continue reading RYAN! Feddersen: Resistance→
White Out is a temporary artistic intervention on a street-side building at Delridge Playfield. Working with the concept of erasure and reemergence, the artwork will change and disintegrate throughout the installation. The artwork’s transformation is an illustration of the rapidly changing neighborhood, and a symbol of the resilience of the Delridge community. Continue reading White Out – Put Art in Parks→
Six artists from the sgʷigʷialʔtxʷ at 20 exhibition, Vickie Era-Pancretz, RYAN! Feddersen, Patti Puhn, Richard Rowland, Alex McCarty, and Malynn Wilbur-Foster, will be at the Evergreen State College Art Gallery to talk about their work on Tuesday April 26, 2016 5PM to 7 PM.
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. Continue reading Emerging Indigenous Voices→
Capitalizing on the strong art community in the Seattle area, Strange Coupling was formed in 2002 to establish a meaningful connection between local artists and current UW students. The collaboration of eight “Couples” (paired student and local artists) culminates in an exhibition in April 2012. This years coupling process will be juried by The Strange Co. Organizers with the help of Catharina Manchanda, Director of Modern Art at SAM, and Kris Anderson, Director of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery.
2012 Artists include: Julie Alpert (MFA 2008), Tosh Beres, RYAN! FEDDERSEN, Troy Gua, Susie Lee (MFA 2006), and Amanda Manitach.
RYAN! FEDDERSEN was selected alongside four Native American artists to participate in the American Indian Artists Residency for the month of September 2010 in conjunction with the Confluence of Red Nations Symposium on September 11-12th. The AIAR is a fully funded month-long program in Basin, Montana. The residency program and symposium are expanding awareness of contemporary Indian life, providing and developing useful strategies for cultural survival and supporting art through residential creative space and intertribal dialogue.