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As Pao Houa Her opens her first exhibition at the Walker Art Center, Paj qaum ntuj/Flowers of the Sky, writer May Lee-Yang sits down with her to discuss her path from high school dropout to Yale graduate, her attention to Hmong viewers, and her newest project, which examines the landscapes of Mount Shasta, California, home to Hmong farmers who navigate similar unforgiving terrains as their forebears did back in Laos.

Pao Houa Her
Untitled , 2022
light box, 60 x 75 inches
press release


Jonathan Thunder (Red Lake Ojibwe) has been named the recipient of the first Jim Denomie Memorial Scholarship. Created in partnership with the Denomie/Wilson family, All My Relations Arts Gallery, and Bockley Gallery, the annual $10,000 prize recognizes a Native artist who best exemplifies the values Denomie demonstrated in his own career: commitment to excellence, generosity of spirit, and engagement with community. Denomie passed away in March 2022 at age 66.

Jonathan Thunder is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in painting and digital media and currently resides in Duluth, MN. His imaginative, colorful work includes surreal paintings, digitally animated films and installations that address personal experience and offer social commentary. Since completing his studies at Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) and the Art Institute International, Thunder has exhibited in state, regional and national exhibits.

Jim Denomie (La Courte d’Oreilles Ojibwe) was an internationally acclaimed artist whose work earned numerous awards--including the McKnight Distinguished Artist award--for his imaginative imagery, brilliant use of color, and visual stories that combined humor with piercingly honest truth-telling. Denomie was also passionate about supporting and mentoring other artists. The tremendous outpouring of love and support following his brief illness and passing in March 2022 inspired his family to create the scholarship as a way to honor and continue his legacy.

“By announcing this award on Jim’s birthday, we’re celebrating his life and work by giving back to a talented Native artist,” said Diane Wilson, wife of Jim Denomie. “Seeing this first award go to Jonathan Thunder would have made him very happy.”

Scholarship partners include the Denomie/Wilson family (wife Diane Wilson, children Cheryl Lane, Sheila Umland, Cody Cyson and Jodi Bean), and Bockley Gallery (Todd Bockley) who has been Denomie’s gallerist for more than 15 years. Bockley Gallery is assisting in the establishment of the Jim Denomie Estate and will continue to represent and exhibit Denomie’s art.

“Jim’s unique vision as an artist was matched by his passion for championing young artists,” said Bockley. “This scholarship embodies both, in the best way possible.”

The Jim Denomie Memorial Scholarship will be administered by partner All My Relations Arts Gallery/NACDI, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, where Jim Denomie has exhibited in the past. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a new recipient for at least two years, and is completely funded by donations from family, friends, and supporters.

“Jim Denomie impacted and influenced so many artists and we at All My Relations Arts fondly remember his generosity, humility, humor, and his incredible talent that we were lucky to display on numerous occasions through our gallery's history,” said Angela Two Stars, All My Relations Arts Director. “We are honored to be a part of this scholarship which will continue his legacy of advocating and supporting up and coming Native artists. Jonathan Thunder is a prime example of an artist that exemplifies Jim's values as an artist. All My Relations has had the privilege of working with Jonathan on multiple occasions, most recently through his work as a mentor for the We Are Still Here project. I am impressed with his kindness, generosity and sharing of his knowledge as a mentor, as well as his dedication and commitment to his craft, which includes an impressive variety of paintings, animation, and public works. There is a humility in Jonathan's personality and humor in his work that is a reminder of Jim and it is heartwarming to know that Jim will continue to impact artists like Jonathan and others as this scholarship continues to honor Jim's spirit and legacy.”

To support Native artists please donate to the Jim Denomie Memorial Scholarship.

Jonathan Thunder
Suspension of Disbelief, 2022
acrylic on canvas, 72 x 48 inches
National Portrait Gallery

Tom Jones and Pao Houa Her take second and third prize in NPG's Outwin Prize.

Tom Jones and Pao Houa Her have claimed second and third prizes in the 2022 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, a triennial contest hosted by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Jones was honored for Elizah Leonard (2019), a portrait of a champion dancer wearing a Fancy Dance shawl and beaded necklace and earrings. Jones then affixed beads, rhinestones, and shells to the image's surface in patterns from his Ho-Chunk heritage, “a metaphor for the spirits of my ancestors who are constantly looking over us.”  Part of Jones's Strong Unrelenting Spirits series, the image is featured on the cover of the Outwin exhibition catalogue.

Her's untitled (man) (2019) features a Hmong elder, photographed at a senior center in St. Paul, who fought on behalf of the US in Vietnam's Secret War. Against a studio backdrop supplemented with fake flowers, the setting evokes the aesthetic of both Hmong portrait studios and memories of Laos shared by the artist's grandmother. "Both sitter and viewer enter into an 'imagined landscape,' one that bridges the historical realities of the Hmong elder’s past and present."

Top honors went to Alison Elizabeth Taylor’s Anthony Cuts Under the Williamsburg Bridge, Morning (2020), a “marquetry hybrid” that depicts an outdoor COVID-era haircut by stylist Anthony Payne created using paints, inkjet prints, and wood veneers.

The Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today, showcasing works by all 42 competition finalists, is on view April 30, 2022 through February 26, 2023.

Tom Jones, Elizah Leonard, 2019

Art World Ojibwe Artist George Morrison, an Undersung Abstract Expressionist, Gets a Line of USPS Postage Stamps writes Caroline Goldstein for artnet.

George Morrison, Sun and River, 1949
Courtesy of the United State Postal Service
The New Yorker

Peter Schjeldahl reviews the 2022 Whitney Biennial for The New Yorker and highlights Pao Houa Her's work.

Pao Houa Her
Installation view

Maximilíano Durón reviews the 2022 Whitney Biennial for ARTnews and highlights Dyani White Hawk's work.

Dyani White Hawk
Wopila | Lineage, 2021

Dougie Padilla on MPR's "Art Hounds" encourages a visit to see Jim Denomie's "Sweet Dreams" which is currently on display at Art Reach St. Croix in Stillwater

Jim Denomie
Four Days & Four Nites - Blue Green River, 2020

Alicia Eler writes about the late Jim Denomie's "Sweet Dreams," which is currently on display at ArtReach St. Croix in Stillwater.

Installation view

A beautiful tribute by Heid E. Erdrich, One thousand friends and kin: Remembering the generous spirit of artist Jim Denomie.

Jim Denomie (1955–2022)
photo: Dodd Demas
The Art Newspaper

Sheila Regan remembers Jim Denomie for The Art Newspaper.

Jim Denomie (1955–2022)

With deep sadness we mourn the passing of iconic artist Jim Denomie.

Jim Denomie (1955–2022)
photo: Joerge Metzner
United States Artists

Andrea Carlson has been named one of 63 recipients of 2022 USA Fellowship awards, an honor that recognizes these artists' "remarkable artistic vision and their commitment to community small and large." The Chicago-based Carlson will receive an unrestricted award of $50,000 and a year of financial planning.

Whitney Museum of American Art

Pao Houa Her and Dyani White Hawk are among the 63 artists selected to appear in the 2022 Whitney Biennial. Entitled Quiet as It's Kept, the exhibition aims to address "precarious and improvised times," says David Breslin, who co-curated the biennial with Adrienne Edwards. Quiet as It's Kept runs April 6 through September 5, 2022.

Remai Modern

Postcommodity's most significant museum presentation to date, Time Holds All the Answers (on view at Remai Modern in late 2021), has been captured in a new publication. The monograph includes new knowledge on the interdisciplinary collective's practice, including essays by exhibition curator Dr. Gerald McMaster, writer and cultural activist Roberto Bedoya, art historian Elise Y. Chagas, and others. It is available for purchase from Remai Modern.

US Postal Service

This spring the United States Postal Service will unveil a new collection of stamps honoring the art of Ojibwe modernist George Morrison (1919–2020). The spring 2022 Forever stamps feature five landscapes from the artist's Horizons series, demonstrating, as USPS puts it, how Morrison “challenged prevailing ideas of what Native American art should be, arguing that an artist’s identity can exist independently from the nature of the art he creates.”

George Morrison, untitled, 1995
9.625 x 8 inches
color pencil and ink on paper
Minneapolis Institute of Art

Leslie Barlow will give a virtual artist talk this Thursday, September 16 from 5:30-6:30 CDT on her series Within, Between, and Beyond at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Leslie Barlow
Alex, at Juxtaposition Arts, 2020
60 x 48 inches
oil, pastel, acrylic on panel

Bed Stuy Artist Residency

Lauren Roche is doing a residency for the month of July at the Bed Stuy Artist Residency in Brooklyn NY.

Lauren Roche
Weaver, 2021
22.25 x 30 inches
ink and pigmented acrylic wash on paper

Form + Content Gallery

There will be a moderated gallery talk hosted by Form + Content Gallery on Thursday, June 24 at 7 PM with Stuart Nielsen, Clarence Morgan and Howard Oransky in conjunction with their show When Pattern Becomes Form. Request a link to this free event by contacting the gallery at

Stuart Nielsen
Brite River, 2020
98 x 66 inches
oil on linen

Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney Museum of American Art in collaboration with High Line Art present Andrea Carlson’s Red Exit (2020) as part of an ongoing public art series. The 17-by-29 foot vinyl reproduction is installed directly across from the Whitney and the High Line on the southwest corner of Gansevoort and Washington Streets through September 2021.

Andrea Carlson, Red Exit, 2020
installation view
ArtsAsiaPacific Magazine

Erin Gleeson reviews Midway Off-Site at HmongTown Marketplace in the article Shared Desires and Active Waiting: Pao Houa Her and Tetsuya Yamada.

Pao Houa Her
HmongTown Marketplace
courtesy of Midway Contemporary Art
American Craft

Dyani White Hawk considers the concept of the gift in the article The Gifts in Making in the American Craft magazine.

Dyani White Hawk in the studio
New York Times

Holland Cotter for the New York Times reviews Sky Hopinka's survey show Centers of Somewhere at Bard College and his gallery show at Broadway. Centers of Somewhere continues through Febraury 14, 2021.

Sky Hopinka
There you are, before the sea, 2020
The Land Describes Itself
13 x 13 inches
edition of 3
ink jet print, etching

Postcommodity is featured in "Borderlands," the final episode of the new season of Art in the Twenty-First Century. It airs Friday at 10:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). Full episodes can be streamed from the PBS Video app. Full artist segments can be streamed from and

Set in the region between the United States and Mexico—long a site of political conflict, social struggle, and intense creative ferment—the featured artists respond to one of the most divisive moments in the history of this area.

Repellent Fence / Valla Repelente, 2015
installation view, US-Mexico border, Douglas, Arizona—Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico
Bomb Magazine

In Bomb Magazine, Pushing the Conversation Forward: Dyani White Hawk, writer Sheila Regan interviews the artist about her current exhibit at the Plains Art Museum (closing October 3).

Dyani White Hawk
Untitled (All the Colors), 2020
48 x 48 inches
acrylic, bugle beads, thread and synthetic sinew on canvas
Or Gallery

Pao Houa Her’s exhibit Emplotment curated by Godfre Leung is currently on view at the Or Gallery in Vancouver BC with a related public project and online program. Show continues through June 27, 2020.

Pao Houa Her
untitled, 2019
digital archival print
Plains Art Museum

Dyani White Hawk's exhibit She Gives is now open to the public at the Plains Art Museum and will be on view through October 3, 2020.

Dyani White Hawk
Nakíčižiŋ | Protect, 2020
Takes Care of Them suite
55.5 x 32 inches
screenprint with metallic foil
edition of 18

Bockley Gallery will present work by Dyani White Hawk and Sky Hopinka in the Focus Section at The Armory Show in booth F14 on Pier 90. The fair dates are March 5 to 8.

Dyani White Hawk
Untitled (All the Colors), 2020
48 x 48 inches
acrylic, bugle beads, thread and synthetic sinew on canvas

Bockley Gallery will be closed from March 3 to 9 while at The Armory Show.

Sky Hopinka
These are their ribbons, 2020
13 x 13 inches
ink jet, etching


Pao Houa Her's work is included in Rethinking Histories: Works from Mia's Collection currently on view at Mia. As well, her work will be included in the upcoming exhibition Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975, also at Mia, opening September 29, 2019.

Pao Houa Her
Untitled (Portrait), 2017
After the Fall of Hmong Tebchaw series 52.5 x 42 inches (image size)
archival inkjet print

McKnight Foundation

Congratulations to Jim Denomie for receiving McKnight's 2019 Distinguished Artist Award.

Jim Denomie
Four Days and Four Nites, 2018
24 x 30 inches
oil on canvas


Read The Spirit of Place in an Artist’s Soul, Mason Riddle's review of the Brad Kahlhamer exhibits at Bockley Gallery and Minnesota Museum of Art.

Brad Kahlhamer
untitled, 2019
29.75 x 22.25 inches
ink, gouache on paper


Read ‘A Sacred Architectural Gesture’: In Chicago, Postcommodity Addresses Migration and Community Through Spare, Sturdy Constructions, Claire Voon's review of Postcommodity's installation With Each Incentive at the Art Institute of Chicago.

With Each Incentive, 2019
installation view
Art Institute of Chicago

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Julie Buffalohead's, Andera Carlson's, Cara Romero's, and Dyani White Hawk’s work is included the exhibition Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The show continues through August 18, 2019.

Cara Romero
Kaa, 2017
44 x 40 inches
archival pigment print

Rockbund Art Museum

Julie Buffalohead’s work is included in the exhibition An Opera for Animals at the Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China. The show continues through August 25, 2019.

Julie Buffalohead
Spirit Dish, 2017
57 x 57 inches
acrylic, ink, graphite on Lokta paper

Lilley Museum

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, 2019.

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, 2019.

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

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

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

Desert X 2019

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

Joan Mitchell Foundation

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

Tweed Museum of Art

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)

Elevations Laos

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

Carnegie Museum of Art

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

Crystal Bridges

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

Denver Art Museum

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

Regis Center for Art

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

Carnegie International

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.


the M

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

Walker Art Center

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

Weisman Art Museum

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

Midway Contemporary Art

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

Ford Foundation

Postcommodity selected for Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellowship.

A Very Long Line, 2016
four channel video with sound

Art in America

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

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

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

Star Tribune

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

Walker Art Center

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

Whitney Museum of American Art

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

Minnesota Museum of American Art

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

Sa Sa Bassac

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

Walker Art Center

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

Art in General



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

New York Times


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

Walker Art Center

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

Joan Mitchell Foundation

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

Andrea Carlson and Julie Buffalohead detail

Walker Blogs

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)

MPR News

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

Mia Stories

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

McKnight Foundation

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

MN Artists

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

TC Daily Planet

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

Indian Country Today Media

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

First American Art Magazine

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

Native Report

Informative interview with Dyani White Hawk on Native Report.

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

Beautiful Decay

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