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2019 Artists


Don Bailey

Don Bailey is known for his complex, richly colorful compositions. A Hupa tribal member, Bailey was raised on the Hoopa Valley Reservation in California and taught art at Chemawa Indian School, the oldest continually operating federal boarding school in America. Like a trickster rapper, Bailey samples the images of archival photographs and other artists' work, and layers them with images of traditional native design and landscapes real and imagined. In doing so, he tells original stories that shake up (mis)understandings of (indian) art and history. Bailey was featured on the Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) television show Art Beat. His work is in the collection of the Hallie Ford Museum (Salem, Oregon), the collection of the Chemawa Indian School (Salem, Oregon), Riverfront Park (Salem, Oregon), and private collections. He is a member of Gallery 114, an artist-led exhibition space and cultural resource in Portland's Pearl District, and works out of his studio in Portland, Oregon

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