Please join Crow’s Shadow in welcoming Demian DinéYazhi’, our second Artist-in-Residence of the year, to the studio and to Pendleton. This will be a chance to meet the artist and see the work he has been making during this residency. Demian will speak at about 5:30 and share his studio process with the public.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Demian DinéYazhi’ (Diné) is a transdisciplinary artist who uses social interventions to interrupt colonial power structures. His blog Heterogeneoushomosexual contemplates “Radical Indigenous Queer Feminist Art” and how a marginalized body navigates and resists assimilation. DinéYazhi’s practice includes curation, zine production, public interactions, as well as writing and poetry. DinéYazhi’ graduated with a BFA in Intermedia Arts from PNCA in 2014 and is the founder of Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment (R.I.S.E.) an activist initiative for education and preservation of Indigenous art and culture. He grew up in Gallup, New Mexico, and is currently based in Portland, Oregon. This is DinéYazhi’s first time working at Crow’s Shadow.