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“A Lens on Contemporary Indigenous Art and Culture,” with Ka’ila Farrell-Smith (Klamath-Modoc)

Jan 31, 2018, 5:30 pm7:30 pm

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art


Join us in welcoming artist Ka’ila Farrell-Smith shares her art practice and teaching philosophy. Ka’ila is a contemporary Klamath Modoc visual artist based in Portland, Oregon. She works as a professor in the Indigenous Nations Studies at Portland State University and is Co-director for Signal Fire artist residency program.

Ka’ila has recently been selected for an upcoming installation responding to the theme Water in the West, which will be on display for 2018-2019 at the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon. Her work has been exhibited at Out of Sight 2017 + 2016, Bridge Productions, the Alice Gallery, Institute for New Connotative Action, Linda Hodges Gallery, Vancouver City Hall, Museum of Northwest Art, Tacoma Art Museum, WA; Missoula Art Museum, MT and Medici Fortress, Cortona, Italy; and in Oregon at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery, Blackfish Gallery, and is in the permanent collection of the Portland Art Museum. Ka’ila has recently been selected for Golden Spot awards to attend internationally renowned artist residencies at Caldera, Djerassi, Ucross, and selected for the new Institute of American Indian Arts A-I-R program. Ka’ila Farrell-Smith received a BFA in Painting from Pacific Northwest College of Art and an MFA in Contemporary Art Practices Studio from Portland State University.

This event is in conjunction with the exhibition Conversations in the Round House: Roots, Roads, and Remembrances.

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