Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts (CSIA) provides a creative conduit for educational, social, and economic opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development.

Since 1992 we've focused on using art as a transformative tool within the Native American community.

Recognizing creativity as an intrinsic and essential element of Native American culture, we are committed to helping people, young and old, develop their artistic gifts and skills.

The Gallery

Our online gallery features works from over 45 of our past artists-in-residence. Explore and discover new works that you can order online.

Discover Our Gallery

“Each print represents a triple threat of aesthetic and technical excellence combined with compelling subject matter. Crow’s Shadow Institute fosters work by Native American artists and this infusion also helps build our growing holdings of works on paper by Indigenous artists.”

-Katherine Blood, Curator of Fine Prints at the Library of Congress, discussing the 2015 purchase of 18 CSI prints for the Prints & Photographs Division of the Library of Congress

Yoonhee Choi

Yoonhee Choi is a multidisciplinary artist who often uses paper and installation components in her art. Choi’s background in city planning and architecture informs her visual explorations, which include processes of reordering. Her works using everyday materials seem to reinvent items, breathing new life into found objects. The re-categorization feels both playful and analytical, such as in Best By, where she pinned hundreds of plastic bread tags, like entomological specimens, to a gallery wall. The orderly clusters of colorful squares looked mapped into place, invoking aerial views of houses or jaunty buildings. A similar methodology exists in her collages, which incorporate tiny geometric shapes cut from bits of brightly hued tape, sometimes strung together in loops and other times held in place by the implied lines of her compositions. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where she previously showed at Blackfish Gallery.

Choi has a Bachelor of Engineering in City Planning from Hong-ik University in Seoul, South Korea; a Master of Architecture from Yale University in New Haven, CT; and a Diploma of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. She recently completed residencies at C3:initiative in Portland, and the Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. She taught architecture at Portland State University from 2007-2016.

Explore Yoonhee Choi's Work

Printmaking

At Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, our primary artistic focus is on the multifaceted medium of printmaking. Through our ongoing residency program Crow’s Shadow works with emerging and established artists of diverse media and artistic backgrounds. Invited artists collaborate with a Tamarind Master Printer with the goal of creating one or more lithographic editions.

“Landscape painting affords me a wealth of tradition and influence, and provides a platform that seems familiar and recognizable. 19th century romanticism, Japanese woodblock prints, and Abstract expressionism all factor into my works vocabulary.” 

-Adam Sorensen, 2014 residency

News & Events

4th Oct 2019
Yoonhee Choi Artist Talk & Reception
7th Nov 2019
This Good Land – Exhibition at BMCC
21st Nov 2019
Natalie Ball Artist Talk & Reception
13th Mar 2019
Crow’s Shadow featured in The NY Times!

Yoonhee Choi Artist Talk & Reception

Friday, October 4, 5-7pm ARTIST’S RECEPTION & TALK Crow’s Shadow will host a reception with Yoonhee Choi on Friday, October 4 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, with an informal artist talk beginning at 5:30 pm. The reception will be a great opportunity for the community to meet the visiting artist and see what has […]

See Event Details

This Good Land – Exhibition at BMCC

Exhibition of Crow’s Shadow Prints to be held at Feves Gallery, Blue Mountain Community College.
This Good Land: Contemporary Native Artists from Oregon
Exhibit Dates: November 7 – December 5, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 7, 4:30-6:30 pm

See Event Details

Natalie Ball Artist Talk & Reception

Crow’s Shadow will host a reception with Natalie Ball on Thursday, November 21 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, with an informal artist talk beginning at 5:30 pm.

See Event Details

Crow’s Shadow featured in The NY Times!

Crow’s Shadow featured in the New York Times! Writer Alex V. Cipolle’s article on Crow’s Shadow, “Increasing Exposure for Native Artists” came out in The New York Times yesterday (online) and will be in Friday’s hard copy of the paper. Click through to read the full story.

See Event Details

Workshops

16th Nov 2019
Basket Weaving Workshop with Joey Lavadour Nov. 16-18
2nd Nov 2019
Loom Beading Workshop with Terri Carnes
2nd May 2019
PNCA – Community Education Printmaking Retreat

Basket Weaving Workshop with Joey Lavadour Nov. 16-18

BASKET WEAVING WORKSHOP with Joey Lavadour November 16-18, 2019 Saturday & Sunday    9AM – 4PM Monday                      9AM – 3PM During this three-day workshop participants will be led through basket weaving with Joey Lavadour. The main focus of this class will be basic twining and […]

See Event Details

Loom Beading Workshop with Terri Carnes

BEADWORK LOOMING WORKSHOP with Terri Carnes November 2, 2019 Saturday 9AM – 3PM During this six-hour workshop participants will be led through looming beadwork with Terri Carnes. The main focus of this class will be looming a beaded bracelet using size eleven seed beads. Terri will teach how to begin and end the process of […]

See Event Details

PNCA – Community Education Printmaking Retreat

This four day intensive immersion into the art of monotypes and monoprint techniques is a perfect retreat for beginning and intermediate printmaking students.

See Event Details

“...My life has been radically shaped by a web of connections, friendships, and associations in which Crow’s Shadow Institute is the epicenter. I will take any chance I get to talk about the wonders of Crow’s Shadow, as I think it might have a similarly profound effect on others.”

-Marie Watt, multiple residencies, discussing the 2014 exhibition Articulations in Print: Prints from the Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, IAIA in Santa Fe