Remembering Jim Denomie (1955–2022)

Jim Denomie, Untruthful, 2014

In an obituary by the Star Tribune’s Alicia Eler, Twin Cities artists and authors—including Andrea Carlson, Louise Erdrich, Frank Gaard, and the artist’s wife, Diane Wilson—remember Ojibwe painter Jim Denomie, who passed away March 1 at the age of 67. “For someone so modest and kind, Jim had a killer wit,” said Erdrich, the Pulitzer Prize–winning writer. When Jim’s Tonto complains ‘You lied to me’ and the Lone Ranger says, ‘Get used to it,’ he encapsulates over 500 years of Native-white relations.”