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Dyani White Hawk's first one-person museum exhibition See Her curated by Paul Baker Prindle is currently on view at the Lilley Museum at the Universtiy of Nevada, Reno. Show runs through May 23.

Dyani White Hawk
She Gives (Quiet Strength V), 2019
60 x 48 inches
acrylic on canvas

Psychic Reader: Brad Kahlhamer, Lauren Roche, and Aaron Spangler at co. (company projects) Scottsdale AZ through May 16.

Aaron Spanler

Read the recent article Foreign, but familiar: Lauren Roche turns dissociation into surreal artwork by Bridget Kranz at

Lauren Roche
untitled, 2019
30 x 22.25 inches
mixed media on paper

Julie Buffalohead is a John Simon Guggenheim 2019 Fine Arts Fellow.

Julie Buffalohead
A Little Medicine and Magic, 2018
52 x 72 inches (overall)
oil on canvas
collection: Denver Art Museum

Read the recent article on Jim Denomie's show Standing Rock Paintings by Sheila Regan in Hyperallergic.

Jim Denomie
Standing Rock-Mother and Child (Pre-birth), 2019
30 x 24 inches
oil on canvas

Cara Romero's work Wakeah is featured in the current issue of Paris Vogue.

Cara Romero
Wakeah, 2018
archival pigment print

Postcommodity's and Cara Romero's work will be included in Desert X 2019, opening February 9 in Coachella Valley, California.

Congratulations to Lauren Roche for receiving the Joan Mitchell Foundation 2018 Painters & Sculptors fellowship.

Lauren Roche
untitled, 2018
acrylic, gouache, water color, ink pen on paper

Intersections, a new exhibition derived from the Tweed Museum’s collection, features a selection of contemporary artworks by 19 Minnesota-based Native artists, including George Morrison, Jim Denomie, Julie Buffalohead, Dyani White Hawk, Frank Big Bear, Star Wallowing Bull, Francis Yellow and Andrea Carlson, among others. Exhibition dates: October 16, 2018 through August 19, 2019.

Jim Denomie
The Creative Oven, 2013 (detail)

Pao Houa Her's work is included in the Elevations Laos, the first Laos biennial, curated by Erin Gleeson. Exhibition dates: November 9, 2018 through January 16, 2019

Pao Houa Her
Jungle Fire, 2017

Postcommodity's work is included in Cargegie International, 57th Edition, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg. Show continues through March 25, 2019. Review in Artsy.

From Smoke and Tangled Waters We Carried Fire Home, 2014
coal, steel, glass

Andrea Carlson's work is included the exhibition Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville AR. Show continues through Jan 7, 2019.

Andrea Carlson
Ink babel, 2014
c 115 x 183 inches
mixed media on paper

Julie Buffalohead has a one-person exhibition at the Denver Art Museum. The show continues through Feb 3, 2019.

Julie Buffalohead
Black Snake Memory, 2018
60 x 84 inches, oil on canvas

Bockley Gallery will be participating in EXPO CHICAGO. Dates are September 27-30. We will be at booth 173 presenting work by Julie Buffalohead, Andrea Carlson, Jim Denomie, Pao Houa Her, Sky Hopinka, Postcommodity, Cara Romero, and Dyani White Hawk.

Jim Denomie
Wounded Knee (2016), 2018
54 x 70.25 inches, oil on canvas

Cristóbal Martínez from Postcommodity will speaking this Thursday, April 26 at 7 pm at the Regis Center for Art & Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota.

Postcommodity, Repellent Fence, 2015

Lauren Roche will give a talk about her current show Collected Vessels this coming Wednesday, April 18 at 7 pm at Bockley Gallery.

Two Tigers, 2018
30 x 44 inches
mixed media on paper

Curator Ingrid Schaffner announced today the artists in Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018, which runs October 13, 2018–March 25, 2019 at Carnegie Museum of Art. Established in 1896, the Carnegie International exhibitions have built a rich history of introducing audiences to contemporary art from around the world. The 2018 Carnegie International will feature the work of Postcommodity, among other artists.


A Conversation with Brad Kahlhamer happen this Wednesday, April 11, 7 to 8:30 pm at Bockley Gallery. New York-based artist Brad Kahlhamer will be joined by the M ‘s Curator Christopher Atkins for a conversation about Kahlhamer’s work – from painting to sculpture and his ongoing series of sketchbooks. Get a glimpse of his varied body of work, and hear more about this genre-defying artist’s take on the complicated mix of ancestral cultural narratives, personal affinities, and professional experiences that have fueled his creative vision.

This conversation, co-presented by the M and Bockley Gallery sets the stage for his forthcoming survey exhibition in the M’s new museum facility in 2019: Brad Kahlhamer: A Nation of One.

Brad Kahlhamer
photo: Maggie Shannon

Beyond the Guest Appearance: Continuity, Self-Determination, and Commitment to Contemporary Native Arts, a panel discussion with Nicholas Galanin, Ashley Holland, Candice Hopkins, and Steven Loft moderated by Dyani White Hawk at Walker Art Center Friday, March 29 at 7 pm.

Dyani White Hawk
untitled, 2017
18 x 18 inches,
acrylic, oil, vintage and contemporary beads on canvas

Work from Pao Houa Her's Attention series is included in the exhibition DIASPORA: Exit, Exile, Exodus of Southeast Asia curated by Loredana Paracciani opening March 3rd at the MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Pao Houa Her
Hmong Veterens, 2013
50 x 40 inches,
archival ink jet print

Jillian Steinhauer reviews for Hyperallergic curator Risa Puleo's exhibit Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly at Bemis Center. Exhibit includes work by Dyani White Hawk and Sky Hopinka among numerous others.

Dyani White Hawk
Black and White #4, 2016
9 x 9 inches,
acrylic, gold leaf, porcupine quills, beads, thread on linen

Artist talk with Jim Denomie at the Weisman Art Museum, Thursday, February 15, 7pm.

Jim Denomie
Tree People, 2018
35 x 49 inches, oil on canvas

Pao Houa Her's solo show My grandfather turned into a tiger opens this Saturday, 6-8 pm at Midway Contemporary Art.

Pao Houa Her
untitled, 2017
archival ink jet print

A Retrospective of Edgar Heap of Birds Rises High by Sheila Regan for Hyperallergic.

Edgar Heap of Birds
Do Not Dance for Pay, 2017
22 x 15 inches, monoprint

Postcommodity selected for Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellowship.

A Very Long Line, 2016
four channel video with sound

Willima S. Smith interviews Edgar Heap of Birds for Art in America.

Edgar Heap of Birds
Native Hosts for Minnesota, 2017
18 x 36 inches
printed steel panel

Meryl McMaster: In-Between Worlds at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art. On view through December3, 2017.

Meryl McMaster
Aphoristic Currents, 2013
36 x 50 inches
digital chromogenic print

Review of Edgar Heap of Birds exhibit by Alicia Eler for the Star Tribune.

Edgar Heap of Birds
Ocmulgee, 2005
18 x 12 inches (each panel)
steel panels

Edgar Heap of Birds interviewed by Euan Kerr on MPR.

Edgar Heap of Birds
Nuance of Sky, Neuf series, 2012
36 x 44 inches
acrylic on canvas

Postcommodity's work included in I am you, you are too organized by Vincenzo de Bellis, Adrienne Edwards, and Pavel Pyś. Opens Thursday, September 7, 2017. Exhibition dates September 7, 2017 through October 27, 2019.

Repellent Fence, 2015
land art installation and community engagement (earth, cinder block, para-cord, PVC spheres, helium installation view, U.S./Mexico Border, Douglas AZ/Agua Prieta SON

Edgar Heap of Bird's work included in An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940–2017 organized by David Breslin, Jennie Goldstein, Rujeko Hockley, and Margaret Kross. Opens Friday, August 18, 2017.

Edgar Heap of Birds
Relocate Destroy, In Memory of Native Americans, In Memory of Jews, 1987
22 x 30 inches
pastel on paper

Star Wallowing Bull's work included in We the People organized by Christopher Harrison, Johnnay Leenay, Mary Anne Quiroz, and Maggie Thompson. August 17 – October 29, 2017.

Star Wallowing Bull
New Age Fancy Dancer, 2010
60 x 48 inches
acrylic on canvas

Pao Houa Her's work included in On Attachments and Unknowns curated by Erin Gleeson, May Adadol Ingawanij, and Ben Valentine at Sa Sa Bassac, Phenom Phen. Exhibit opens May 19 and continues through August 19.

Pao Houa Her, untitled (My Mother's Flowers), 2017
edition of 3
archival digital ink jet print, found photograph manipulated

Inspired response from Louise Erdrich to Postcommodity's The Ears Between Worlds Are Always Speaking, their contribution in Athens for Documenta 14 on Walker Blogs.

Postcommodity, 2017

Postcommodity's Coyotaje at Art in General (through June 3). Reviewed by Katherine Brewer Ball for Artforum and Zachary Small for ARTSLANT.

Postcommodity, untitled, 2015

Postcommodity's work is included in the dynamic 2017 Whitney Biennial. Here are two insightful reviews: Roberta Smith in the New York Times and Jerry Saltz in Vulture.

Postcommodity, Repellent Fence, 2015

Artist Talk + Op-Ed Launch: Postcommodity at Walker Art Center on Saturday, March 11, 6 pm in the Garden Terrace Room. The event is free.

Postcommodity, Repellent Fence, 2015

Congratulations to Julie Buffalohead and Andrea Carlson for recieving the Joan Mitchell Foundation's 2016 Painters & Sculptors Grant.

Andrea Carlson and Julie Buffalohead detail

Universes Collide is an intriguing post by Misa Jeffereis on Walker Blogs about Big Bear's commissioned collage that is currently on view in the Walker Art Center's new Target Project Space.

Frank Big Bear,The Walker Collage, Multiverse #10, 2016 (detail)

From artist Frank Big Bear, the Walker gets a multiverse by Euan Kerr for Arts and Culture on MPR News.

Frank Big Bear with Multiverse collage at Walker Art Center

Andrea Carlson in dialogue with Tim Gihring about her project Let: an act of reverse incorporation at Mia November 10, 2016 through January 31, 2017. Carlson and collaborators will discuss the related video piece on Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 pm.

Carrying replicas of Mia objects during filming of the “Let” project on July 28

Congratulations to Julie Buffalohead and Pao Houa Her and the other recipients on being awarded the 2016 McKnight Visual Artist Fellowships.

Pao Houa Her
untitled, 2016
Desire series
40 x 30 inches
archival pigment print

An insightful review by Sheila Regan of the timely and interesting exhbit at Minnesota Museum of American Art including work by Jim Denomie, Pao Houa Her, and Francis Yellow. If you haven't seen the show, make your way, it closes Jan 3.

Pao Houa Her
Hmong Veteran, 2014
50 x 40 inches
archival pigment print

Marianne Combs interviews Meryl McMaster and Andrea Carlson about the exhibit Meryl McMaster: Ancestral on MPR.

Meryl McMaster
Ancestral 14, 2009
40 x 30 inches
digital chromogenic print

Mason Riddle spotlights Artists Singular: A Group Show in TC Daily Planet.

Bruce Anderson
untitled, 1986
40 x 60 inches
color pencil, enamel on museum board

Marianne Combs reviews Louise Erdrich: Asynchronous Reading for MPR.

Pallas Erdrich
Afterlife Flow Chart, 2015
18.5 x 20.5 inches
mixed media on board

Julie Buffalohead’s Theater of Animals, review by Sheila Regan of the Buffalohead exhibit currently on display at the Minnesota Museum of American Art.

Julie Buffalohead
The Misgiving Stick, 2014
25.25 x 37 inches
acrylic, ink, and graphite on mulberry paper

Saved by Art: Star Wallowing Bull of the Transformer Tribe by Alex Jacobs in Indian Country Today about his work and show at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe.

Star Wallowing Bull
Peace Dancer #2, 2014
40 x 30 inches
acrylic on canvas

Review of Julie Buffalohead: Uncommon Stories exhibit in First American Art Magazine.

Julie Buffalohead
Round 3: Counting Coup on Cheerleaders
2014, 19.75 x 21.5 inches
acrylic, ink, and graphite on Lokta paper

Steven Leyden Cochrane reviews Andrea Carlson's exhibit Eat-All at Plug In ICA.

Andrea Carlson
Ink Babel (detail), 2014
acrylic, ink, and pencil on handmade paper

Informative interview with Dyani White Hawk on Native Report.

Dyani White Hawk
Connect, 2013
7 x 6 inches
acrylic and pastel on paper

Lauren Roche’s Visceral, Evocative, And Singular Paintings, an article by Nathaniel Smith in current Beautiful Decay.

Lauren Roche
untitled, 2013
acrylic, ink, polyurethane on paper