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The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art

July 12- August 24.
The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art
Rotary Centre for the Arts
#103, 421 Cawston Ave
Kelowna, BC

Seeking Visions for a Better World is a call for images and aspirational sentiments that invoke constructive visions of the future to counterbalance the preponderance of dystopic visions presented in pop-culture, literature, and media. Inspired by traditional pictographs and contemporary graffiti culture, this collection of visions creates space for a dialogue where we can build on ideas, reflect on our culture, and imagine better outcomes for humanity. By working to develop meditations on futures we would like to see, we can generate societal visions that are worth pointing towards. Community-sourced contributions received before July 21 will be translated into graphic treatments that will progressively saturate the Alternator gallery from July 12-23.


Borderlands Receives National Public Art Award!

Americans for the Arts honored 49 outstanding public arts projects created in 2017 through the Public Art Network Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. Chosen by public art experts, the roster of selected projects include: BORDERLANDS,  an Exhibition by the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture at Kingstreet Station Featuring: Anida Yoeu Ali, Carina del Rosario, Ryan Feddersen, Satpreet Kahlon, Pedro Lasch (lead project artist), Henry Luke, Ries Niemi, Crystal Schenk, and Inye Wokoma. Continue reading Borderlands Receives National Public Art Award!

In Red Ink – Museum of Northwest Art

Andrea Carlson, “Anti-Retro”,detail, 2017, screen print, Courtesy of the artist and Highpoint Editions

July 7, 2018 – September 23, 2018

Reception:  Saturday, July 7, 2018 – 1:00pm

Museum of Northwest Art 121 South First Street, La Conner WA 98257

A major exhibit of recent works by over 20 contemporary Native American artists, curated by artist RYAN! Feddersen (Okanogan /Arrow Lakes), with Chloe Dye Sherpe. In Red Ink, forms a corrective lens on stereotypical and historicized depictions of Native American identity by highlighting artists who are addressing their own histories and traditions while simultaneously reflecting their current realities within a living culture. Continue reading In Red Ink – Museum of Northwest Art

The Post Human Archive- Seattle Art Museum

June 14 – September 9, 2018

Seattle Art Museum 1300 First Ave, Seattle, WA

For the Double Exposure Education Space at the Seattle Art Museum, artist RYAN! Feddersen has created the Post Human Archive, an interactive artwork and thought experiment.This project explores conflicts surrounding Edward S. Curtis’s images of Native people by inviting visitors to put themselves in a similar position of being documented and defined by an outside force. Continue reading The Post Human Archive- Seattle Art Museum

Stomping Ground at the Mac Gallery


April 6—27, 2018

Wenatchee First Friday Opening Reception:  April 6, 5:00-7:00PM
Gallery Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday

WVC MAC Gallery 1300 Fifth St, Wenatchee, WA 98801

RYAN! Feddersen: Stomping Ground is a solo exhibition in the Wenatchee Valley MAC gallery featuring works that form connections between US history, Okanogan lore, and current events to ignite conversations on place, use of space, and our relationship to the environment.  Continue reading Stomping Ground at the Mac Gallery


January 24- March 3, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 25th at 6-8pm

Hedreen Gallery

The process for the show is simple: Local Artist 1 invites another artist (Local Artist 2) to show with them. Then, together, Artist 1 and Artist 2 invite another artist (Local Artist 3) to show with them. The invitations include a brief description of a specific piece of work and why that work was meaningful, memorable and/or influential (a love letter of sorts). The exhibition grows from the spirit of these exchanges. 

(Fav)(Seattle) = D.K. Pan
(Fav)(D.K.) = Christopher Paul Jordan
(Fav)(D.K.*Chris) = RYAN! Feddersen
Continue reading FAV FAV FAV

IAIA A-i-R: —Fashion, Photography, and Art in Public Spaces

Erica Lord, Peter Williams, Ryan Feddersen- Photography by Jason Ordaz[/caption]  

IAIA A-i-R: Erica Lord, Peter Williams, and Ryan Feddersen—Fashion, Photography, and Art in Public Spaces

Thursday, November 2 at 5:30 PM – 7 PM MDT
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
108 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Please join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) in a special evening with IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Erica Lord, Peter Williams, and Ryan Feddersen. The IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) Program hosts artists for residencies taking place on the IAIA campus during the academic year.

Free and open to the public. Continue reading IAIA A-i-R: —Fashion, Photography, and Art in Public Spaces

RedLine: 48Hrs Summit

Inspired by Denver’s Imagine 2020 Cultural Plan, 48 Hours of Socially Engaged Art & Conversation Summit aims to promote positive social change through creativity and innovation.

48 Hours: 2017 will follow RedLine’s annual theme: (Dis)place and will focus on geography, community, access to resources, location, and relocation. In a rapidly growing city, Continue reading RedLine: 48Hrs Summit

Out of Sight

August 3 – 27, 2017
Opening Reception ($50): Thursday, August 3, from 6pm-12am
General Admission ($10): Daily August 4-27

Out of Sight 115 South Jackson Street, Seattle, WA

Out of Sight is an annual survey of contemporary art in the Pacific Northwest exhibited in the historic neighborhood Pioneer Square in Seattle, Washington. Running concurrent and adjacent to the Seattle Art Fair, it populates over 18,000 square feet Continue reading Out of Sight


August- October 
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 3 at 6:30 PM – 10 PM

SDOT – King Street Station 303 S Jackson St, Seattle, Washington 98104

This summer the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture will activate the third floor of King Street Station with 2D- and 3D works from the City’s collection and site-specific installations. The exhibition will explore belonging and resistance. Continue reading Borderlands

In The Spirit Contemporary Native Arts

June 15 – August 20
IN THE SPIRIT Northwest Native Festival: Saturday, August 19, from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Washington State Historical Society 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
Tacoma Art Museum 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402

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


Saturday, June 3 at 6 PM – 11 PM
Equinox Studios 6555 5th Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98108

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

June 2 – August 12, 2017
Opening Reception: June 1, 2017 5:00-8:00 PM

Hedreen Gallery 901 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA

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

Echo Echo

Risk by Christopher Jordan

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.

This is the first exhibition organized Continue reading Echo Echo

Reservation X

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: Native Artists for Standing Rock


December 31st – February 16th, Monday – Friday 1 – 5pm
Opening Reception, Third Thursday, January 19th, 6 – 9pm

Spaceworks Gallery 950 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA

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.

Continue reading Protect the Sacred: Native Artists for Standing Rock

RYAN! Feddersen: Resistance

On View at the Missoula Art Museum

December 16, 2016 – April 22, 2017

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

Evergreen Longhouse: Artists Talk

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.

Evergreen Longhouse Exhibition

See RYAN’s work in the upcoming show:
2016 Sgwigwial?txw@20 Building Upon the Past, at 20: Building Upon the Past, Visioning Into the Future
This year the “House of Welcome” Longhouse Education and Cultural Center at The Evergreen State College is celebrating 20 years of groundbreaking work promoting indigenous arts and cultures through education, cultural preservation, and creative expression.

Continue reading Evergreen Longhouse Exhibition

Emerging Indigenous Voices

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

Strange Coupling

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.


The Project Rooms weekly Online periodical OFF PAPER poses the Quest(ion) “What is the first thing you ever made?” to artist RYAN! FEDDERSEN. Click here to find out.

AIAR: Confluence of Red Nations

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.