Eric and Barbara Dobkin FellowshipMeghann O’Brien, a Haida/Kwakwaka’wakw weaver, is interested in reconciling the perceived divide between male dominated totem and mask carving and that of weaving and textiles often deemed ‘women’s work.’ O’Brien views her work as wearable art and often draws her inspiration from high fashion. “The traditions in haute couture still honor textiles and the handmade as an art worth celebrating,” she writes. While in residence O’Brien will create an intricately woven necklace in the Chilkat tradition, depicting the mythological Haida Dogfish Mother. She will be in residence from March 1—May 31, 2019.
Ronald and Susan Dubin FellowshipIan Kuali’i is a mixed-media artist raised in Maui, Hawaii. Drawing inspiration from his Apache and Native Hawaiian heritage, Kuali’i addresses themes of urban decay through murals, large-scale hand-cut paper works, prints, and earthworks/land art. While at SAR, Kuali’i will develop a project inspired by the natural and artificial features of the region’s landscape. Kuali’i will be in residence from June 14, 2019, to August 15, 2019.
Rollin and Mary Ella King FellowshipTimothy Edaakie is interested in reviving traditional pottery methods and re-creating forms and designs thought to have been lost or forgotten within the pueblo. While at SAR, Edaakie will access the IARC’s Zuni pottery collection. Drawing from these pieces, Edaakie hopes to better understand the transition between Matsaki and A:shiwi styles and to use insights from his collections research to fashion an A:shiwi olla form and a Zuni stew bowl. Edaakie will be in residence from September 2, 2019, to December 23, 2019.