The Seattle Art Museum presents an artist residency that will activate the Olympic Sculpture Park throughout the winter and help grow the artistic practice of contemporary Pacific Northwest Indigenous artists.
Architect and artist Kimberly Deriana (Mandan/Hidatsa) will take residence at the Olympic Sculpture Park to research, workshop, and realize a site-specific project. Over the course of January and February, Deriana will construct a temporary installation of cattail mats in collaboration with local weavers and participants. Deriana’s residency project will study how mother nature’s abundance offers strands of grass that transform through cultural sharing and arrange into forms creating processional portals into spaces for reflection, recharging, resilience, empowerment, and strength. Experience the project during two evening programs that invite participation and deeper learning about Deriana’s creative practice.
About the Artist
Kimberly Deriana (Mandan/Hidatsa) is an architect and artist specializing in sustainable, environmental Indigenous architecture, housing, and planning. Deriana’s methodologies focus on incorporating Indigenous lifestyle practices in relationship to past and present, designing for the 7 generations. Deriana strives to achieve exceptional design by weaving together respect for individuality, honor for cultural identity, and appreciation for contemporary quality manifested in the shape and structure of sustainable forms and communities.
Free and open to the public. RSVP requested.