Eric and Barbara Dobkin Fellowship
Carly Feddersen (she/her), an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, is an early career artist with a concentration in jewelry and traditional Plateau twined basketry.
A trained metalsmith, Carly received her BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in 2016. Her work can be found in museum collections such as the Heard Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA), Eiteljorg Museum, Portland Art Museum, and more.
“Working in wearables and Plateau twined basketry, I create abbreviated stories that transmit ideas of an anthropomorphic and animistic nature. Plateau storytelling is an important source of inspiration for me which I interpret through a personal lens using contemporary design elements and pop culture references creating work that is ever-present…”
While at SAR, Feddersen aspires to gain deeper understanding of Indigenous techniques for in-the-round design and pattern making on cylindrical objects by researching baskets and pottery from the IARC collection. She will create a series of twined baskets that feature traditional Syilx patterns and storytelling elements intertwined that are simultaneously contemporary and traditional in their references.
Feddersen will be in residence at SAR from March 1 – May 31, 2024.
Carly Feddersen: Artist Talk & Open Studio
Thursday, May 23, 2024 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR campus, 660 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM
Carly Feddersen (Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation), “Basket with Cordage Chain”, 2022. Sterling silver, 28″. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Carly Feddersen (Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation), “Coyote and the Shoo Mesh Bow”, 2022. Waxed linen, 5 3/4″ x 6 3/4″. Photo courtesy of the artist.