SARA SIESTREEM

SARA SIESTREEM

BORN 1976, Springfield, Oregon

EDUCATION
2007 MFA, with distinction, Pratt Art Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2005 BS, with honors (Phi Kappa Phi), Portland State University, Portland, OR

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 black huckleberry, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2017 equidistant, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2017 mean time, Albatross Gallery, Portland, OR
2017 Clockwork White: Light and Signs, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
2016 winter work, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2015 love songs, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2014 sonnets, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2013-2014 ballast, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT
2013 Collections, Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, Umatilla, OR
2012 for children in cold climates, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2011 corridor to transport, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2008 day paintings, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR
2008 depth of defense, The Life Gallery, Portland, OR
2007 exposure: a discrete house on fire, Thesis Exhibition, Pratt Art Institute, Brooklyn, New York
2004 Rocks are Happy/In Blue and Green, The Know Gallery, Portland, OR
2003 I don’t recycle Michael, City Center Gallery, Portland, OR

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 Hexsa’am-to be Here Always, UBC Helen and Morris Belkin Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2019 y?haw, Seattle, WA
2018 Teachings of the Tree People: An International Gathering of Indigenous
Fiber Artists, Evergreen Longhouse, WA
2018 Resist, Subsist: A Contemporary Indigenous Performance, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2018 Continuum, Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, Montana
2018 The Shape of things, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT
2018 The River Will Not Abide, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
2018 Group Exhibition of Gallery Artists, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2017 Hawks on the Highway: Prints from Crow’s Shadow, Newport Visual Arts Center, Newport, OR
2017 Northwest Artists, Carl Hall Gallery, Hallie Ford Museum, Willamette University, Salem, OR
2017 Winter Group Exhibition, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2016-2017 Protect the Sacred: Native Artists for Standing Rock, Spaceworks Gallery, Tacoma, WA
2016 mamuk xalaqt ill?i, Littman Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, OR
2016 Remote Impressions, Works from Crow’s Shadow Press, Broadway Lobby Gallery, Lincoln Hall, Portland State University, Portland, OR
2016 Sg ig ial?tx at 20: Building Upon Past, Visioning Into the Future, Evergreen Longhouse, Olympia, WA
2016 Not Vanishing: Contemporary Expressions in Indigenous Art 1977-2015, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT
2016 Thinking Outside the Box, Royal Nebeker Gallery, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR
2016 Woven, The Art of Contemporary Native Basketry, Archer Gallery, Clark College,
Vancouver, WA
2016 Agriculture of the American Landscape, Giustina Gallery, LaSells Stewart Center,
Oregon State University Campus, Corvallis, OR traveling to:
Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, Baker City, OR;
Barber Library, Central Oregon Community College, Bend, OR;
Grants Pass Museum of Art, Grants Pass, OR
2015-2016 thiatwa-thiatwa: Indigenous Currents, Center for Contemporary Native American Art, Portland Art Museum, OR
2015-2016 Not Vanishing: Contemporary Expressions in Indigenous Art, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
2015 IN//APPROPRIATE, Littman and White Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, OR
2015 State of Oregon Craft, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR
2015 Byting Willows, 1Spot Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2015 Survivance, Portland State University, Portland, OR
2015 Winter Group Show, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2015 Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, Jacobs Gallery at The Hult Center, Eugene, OR
2014 Prints from Crow’s Shadow Press, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA
2014 Prints from the Plateau: The Works of Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, Rogue Gallery & Art Center, Medford, OR
2014 New Works by Gallery Artists, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2014 Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts 5th Biennial, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem OR
2014 ARTiculations in Print, Museum of Contemporary Native American Arts, (MoCNA) Crow’s Shadow Prints, Santa Fe, NM
2014 Missoula Art Museum, Crow’s Shadow Prints, MT
2013 Portland Art Museum, Portland State University, Shine a Light – Social Practice Contributor for Hotline Project
2012 Faculty Group Show, Portland Community College, Portland, OR
2010 Love Show 2-14, Launch Pad Gallery, Portland, OR
2009 Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR
2009 Siren Nation, Portland, OR
2008 24 hour draw-a-thon, Pip Gallery, Portland, OR
2006 Beulahland, Portland, OR (two-person exhibition)
2006 Daylight Walking, Native American Student and Community Center, Portland State University, Portland, OR
2005 Pratt MFA 1st Year Group Show, Brooklyn, NY
2004 Paranoia, Zeitgeist Gallery, Portland, OR (Nov.)
2004 Small Paintings, Zeitgeist Gallery, Portland, OR (Sept.)
2004 Vinyl Killers, Zeitgeist Gallery, Portland, OR (May)
2004 Cabin Fever, Zeitgeist Gallery, Portland, OR (Feb.)
2003 Cascade AIDS Benefit, Portland, OR (catalog)
2003 Modern Zoo, Portland, OR
2003 Angels of Mercy in an Age of Destruction, Zeitgeist Gallery, Portland, OR
2003 Stare-well, permanent mural collaboration, Portland State University, Portland, OR
2001 Portland State University Studio Scholarship Exhibition, Portland, OR

AWARDS
2016 Purchase Award, Oregon State University, College of Agricultural Sciences, Corvallis, OR
2016 Bonita Mestiza Basket awarded second place honor/Sg ig ial?tx
2015 MoNA Luminaries – Northwest Artist Award, Joel Brock Award for Emerging Artists (in the first ten years of a career), Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA

BIBLIOGRAPHY
“7 promising exhibits, including spotlight for artists who explore nature, race and identity,”
The Oregonian, Portland, OR, August 31, 2018, pp. 12 and 13 (illustrated)

Crow’s Shadow’s art of the land


“Art of Ceremony” Rebecca Dobkins, 2018
“Northwest Abstract: Modern + Contemporary,” Fresno Books, 2018
“Crow’s Shadow at 25” © 2017 by heather ahtone, Rebecca J. Dobkins, and Prudence
F. Roberts © 2017 by the Hallie Ford Museum of Art
“Review:MoNA represents three solo exhibits by prominent female artists,” http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/visual-arts/review-mona-presents-3-solo-exhibits-by-prominent-female-artists. April 18, 2017
“Artist’s “Whiteness Goggles” Blot out Significance of Cultural Appropriation,”
Indian Country Today Media Network.com, July 23, 2015
“Art Exhibit Explores the Hazards of Cultural Appropriation,” http://www.colorlines.com/articles/art-exhibit-explores-hazards-cultural-appropriation
“Interview with Sara Siestreem,” Contemporary Native Art Magazine, Issue #3, pp. 34-39,
2014 (cover and illustrated)
“Sara Siestreem: Blast”, Corridor, Missoula, MT, September 2013 Issue 26, p. 21 (illustrated)
Missoula Art Museum Newsletter, Missoula, Montana, Cover, p. 3, Fall/Winter 2013
Frank, Priscilla. ”Whiteness Goggles’ Set Out to Change How you See Cultural Appropriation,” Huffington Post, July 21, 2015 (illustration)
Hicks, Bob. “Punch counterpunch: art and argument in the galleries,’ Art,’ Dennison,
Wagner, Cleveland, Siestreem and an Ace in the hole.”
http://orartswatch.org/category/visual-art/?=siestreem September 20, 2012
Martin, Haley. “Weaving Back to Roots,” 1856 Oregon Magazine, July 2015
Ray, Jeoffrey. “Art Professionals on Display,” Vanguard, April 1, 2014, pp. 16 and 17 (illustrated)
Ray, Jeoffry. Emerging Artists’ Mixed Media Medley,
http://psuvanguard.com/arts/emerging-artists-mixed-media-medley January 28, 2013
Skinner, Margaret. “Sold Out, Oregon State of Craft, Portland Mercury, June 10, 2015
Speer, Richard. Editorial Recommendation, Visual Art Source, September 12, 2015
http://www.visualartsource.com
Speer, Richard. Visual Arts Listings, Willamette Week, WW Pick, September 2012
Speer, Richard. Visual Arts Listings, Willamette Week, WW Pick, December 2010
Speer, Richard. “Bright spots in a challenging year for the arts-Visual Arts Best of 2008,”
Best work on paper; (tie), wweek.com/Portland/article-1026-visual_arts_best_ of_2008
December 31,2008
Speer, Richard. Visual Arts Listings, Willamette Week, WW Pick, December 2008
Walsh, Cory. “Meaningful Abstract-Coos Tribe member’s show ‘Ballast’ at MAM
seeks balance”, Missoulain, Missoula, MT, September 6, 2013, pp. E1 and E5 (illustrated)

COLLECTIONS
Bonneville Power Administration Native Art Collection
Collins Foundation, Portland, OR
Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, Umatilla, OR
Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts Print Archive, Hallie Ford Museum of Art – Willamette University, Salem, OR
Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT
Native American Student and Community Center, Permanent Marker System, Portland State University, Portland, OR
Native American Student and Community Center, Salmon House, Portland State University,
Portland, OR
Oregon State University, College of Agricultural Sciences, Corvallis, OR
Portland Art Museum, Native American Art Collection, Portland, OR
Propel Insurance, Portland, OR
Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portable Works Collection, Portland, OR

GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
2017 Folk Life TAAP Grant, Oregon
2016 Native Artist Grants, Potlatch Fund, Seattle, WA
2016 Oregon Community Foundation, Creative Heights Grant, Portland, OR
2016 Bill Holm Center Visiting Researcher Grant, Burk Museum, Seattle, WA
2014 Native Master Artist Initiative Grant
2014 Hanis Coos Traditional Weaving and Research Project Grant
2012 Crow’s Shadow Workshop-Lithography, Umatilla, OR
2007 Joan Michel Foundation Award Nominee
2005 Merit Award, Pratt Art Institute, Brooklyn, New York
2003 Yale-Norfolk Fellowship Nominee, Norfolk, CT
2001 Florence Glazer Scholarship, Portland, OR

SPONSORSHIP
2010-2011 M. Graham & Co., Portland, OR

RESIDENCY
2018 Teaching of the Tree People, International Gathering of Indigenous Fiber Artist,
Evergreen Longhouse, WA
2017 Tears of Duk’wibuhl, Gathering of Artists from the Pacific Rim,
Evergreen Longhouse, WA
2016 Matrix Press Artist in Residence, Missoula, MT
2013 “Golden Spot,” Ford Family Foundation Residency – Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts (June-July)

ARTIST TALKS AND LECTURES
2018 Panel Participant, Shape of Things, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT
2018 Decolonizing Art and its Relationships to the Land: A Conversation with
Demian DinéYazhi and Guests
, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington,
Seattle, WA
2018 Artists Talk, CONTINNUM, Museum of National and Cultural History,
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
2018 Artist Talk, Portland State University, Introduction to Indigenous Studies,
Portland, OR
2018 Artist Talk, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Disputed Territory, Portland, OR
2017 We are Water: A Community Conversation, Disjecta, OR
2017 Artist Talk, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
2016 Artist Talk, Missoula Art Museum, MT
2016 Artist Talk, University of Missoula, MT
2016 Artist Talk, WOVEN: The Art of Contemporary Weaving, Vancouver, WA
2015 Artist Talk, Evergreen State College for the Arts Symposium, Olympia, WA
2015 Artist Talk, thlatwa-thlatwa: Indigenous Currents, Center for Contemporary Native American Art, Portland Art Museum, OR
2014 Panel participant, This is Not a Silent Movie, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR
2013 Artist Talks series, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDyuFqeBi4A – November 18
2013 Visiting Artist Lecture for Native American Youth, A. Susan Santos’ Journeys in Creativity Program – An Exploration in Native American Art, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
2013 Artist Lecture for Ballast exhibition, Missoula Art Museum, MT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BhlY0KjFio – September 16
2013 Artist Lecture for Collections exhibition, Crow’s Shadow Art Institute of the Arts, Umatilla, OR
2013 Evening for Educators, Contemporary Native American Art, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
2013 For Educators: How to Look at Indian Art, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018-2019 Lab Developer, Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
2018 Oregon Historical Quarterly Editorial Advisory Board
2018 Spruce Root Weaving Workshops: Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw First Nation,
Kingcome, B.C.
2018 When the Rivers Were Trails, Video Game Writer
2018 Community Education Instructor and Course Development, Pacific Northwest
College of Art, Portland, OR
2018 Consultant, Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education,
Portland, OR
2017-2018 Producer/Lead Educator: Portland State University, Native American Student and Community Center, Art Catalog Project (book, video, archive)
2017 Artist Educator/Professional Arts Practices for Indigenous Artists Workshops,
Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, OR
2017-2018 Consultant, Oregon Historical Society Museum, Portland, OR
2016 Producer/Director: Hanis Coos Traditional Weaving Tutorial Video, Sky Hopinka
2016 Contributing Photographer, Art of Ceremony, Rebecca Dobkins
2016-2018 Curatorial Trainer, CTCLUSI (The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians)
2015-2016 Adjunct Instructor, Indigenous Nations Study, Portland Statue University, Portland, OR
2014-2018 Traditional Weaving Practices Program Developer and Lead Teacher,
Confederated Tribes Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, Florence, OR
2014-2015 Native Advisory board, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
2015 Adjunct Instructor, Indigenous Nations Study, Portland State University, Portland, OR
2014 Lead Trainer for Native Arts Marketing Strategies for Creative Entrepreneurs Workshops/Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, Vancouver, WA
2014 Curriculum development, resource building consultant and lead trainer, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, Vancouver, WA
2014 Visiting Artist and teacher, A. Susan Santos’ Journeys in Creativity Program for Native Youth, Oregon
College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
2013 Visiting Artist Lecture, A. Susan Santos’ Journeys in Creativity Program for Native Youth, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
2013 Pre-College Painting Instructor, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
2013 Course Development and Creation, Tribal Museum Studies, Northwest Indian College, Lummi Indian Reservation, WA
2013-2014 Part Time Faculty, Tribal Museum Studies, Northwest Indian College, Lummi Indian Reservation, WA
2013 Artist Talks series, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
2013 A. Susan Santos’ Journeys in Creativity Program-An Exploration in Native American Art, Visiting Artist Lecture for Native American Youth, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
2013 Visiting Artist Lecture in Art Practices, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR
2013 Artist Lecture for Ballast exhibition, Missoula Art Museum, MT
2013 Visiting Artist Lecture in Drawing, Portland, Community College, Portland, OR
2013 Visiting Artist Lecture in Printing, Portland State University, Portland, OR
2013 Artist Lecture for Collections exhibition, Crow’s Shadow Art Institute of the Arts, Umatilla, OR
2013 Contemporary American Art Lecture, Portland Art Institute, Portland, OR
2013 Evening for Educators, Contemporary Native American Art, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
2013 For Educators: How to Look at Indian Art, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT
2012-2015 Docent and Curatorial Consultant, Native American Collection, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
2010-2016 Adjunct Instructor, Foundations, Portland State University, Portland, OR
2010-2013 Adjunct Instructor, Painting, Drawing and Watercolor, Portland Community College, Portland, OR
2008 Instructor, Introduction to Drawing, Portland Community College, (Community Education) Portland, OR
2005-2007 Assistant to Kay Walkingstick
2004 Native American Center at Portland State University, Portland, OR Commission for Public Art – Permanent Marker System Design and Development
2002-2005 Apprentice to Lillian Pitt
2001-2004 Native American Student and Community Center, Portland State
University, Internship and Artist Council Member, Portland, OR
2012 Curatorial Consultant, Portland Art Museum, Native American Collection
2004 Moths Only Kiss on the Neck: Doves of Freedom, Zeitgeist Gallery, Portland, OR
2004 Art Auction Benefit: a-ok, Beulahland, Portland, OR

CURATION
2010-2015 Curatorial Consultant, Portland Art Museum, Native American Collection
2004 Moths Only Kiss on the Neck: Doves of Freedom, Zeitgeist Gallery, Portland, OR
2004 Art Auction Benefit: a-ok, Beulahland, Portland, OR

Exhibitions

the place of beginning

SARA SIESTREEM – black huckleberry

September 6 - September 29, 2018