Shows

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  • Nike's Native American Network Festival 
    Nike Headquarters, Beaverton, OR, January 2015
     
  • “In the Spirit” Contemporary Northwest Native Arts Exhibit 
    Washington State Historical Museum, Tacoma, Wa, June - September 2014
     
  • Mint Condition #3 
    Ltd. Art Gallery, Seattle, Wa, March 2014  A Comic Book-inspired Art Show Presented by Ltd. Art Gallery and Emerald City Comicon! 
     

  • “Art Evolution – Contemporary Art of the Salish Sea, the New Wave” Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation Gallery, Edmonds, Wa, June - Nov - Dec 2013
     

  • “In the Spirit” Contemporary Northwest Native Arts Exhibit 
    Washington State Historical Museum, Tacoma, Wa, June - September 2013
     
  • Mint Condition #2 
    Ltd. Art Gallery, Seattle, Wa, March 2013  A Comic Book-inspired Art Show Presented by Ltd. Art Gallery and Emerald City Comicon! 
     
  • B: an art show tribute to B-Movies
    Ltd. Art Gallery, Seattle, Wa, October 2012
     
  • “In the Spirit” Contemporary Northwest Native Arts Exhibit 
     
    Washington State Historical Museum, Tacoma, Wa, June - September 2012
     
  • Ethnic Heritage Gallery
    Seattle Municipal Tower, Seattle, Wa, November 2011 - January 2012
     
  • Potlatch Fund Gala - Fundraising auction
    Seattle, Wa, November 2010, 2011
     
  • The B.E.S.T. of First Nations - expressions of Beauty, Eloquence, Strength, Tenacity
    The Blue Horse Gallery, Bellingham, Wa, November 2010
     
  • It’s Complicated - Art about Home
    Evergreen Gallery, Olympia, Wa, October 2010 - January 2011
     
  • “In the Spirit” Contemporary Northwest Native Arts Exhibit
    Washington State Historical Museum, Tacoma, Wa, June - September 2010
     
  • Art Institute Of Seattle Alumni Show
    Art Institute of Seattle, Seattle, Wa, July - August 2010
     
  • Native American Art Exhibit 
    The Kenneth Minnaert Center for the Arts Gallery, South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, WA, April - May 2010
     
  • Mostly Indian and Other Fables: Lawton Gallery
    University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay, WI, October 2010
     
  • Ethnic Arts Connection
    Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA, March 2010
     
  • Solo Art Show: “House of Learning Art Gallery”
    Peninsula College, Port Angeles, WA, January - April 2010
     
  • In the Spirit” Contemporary Northwest Native Arts Exhibit
    Washington State Historical Museum, Tacoma Wa, July - August 2009

Galleries

  • Ltd Art Gallery, Seattle WA, 2012-Current
     
  • Legacy LTD Gallery, Seattle WA, 2010-Current
     
  • Squaxin Island Tribe Museum Library and Research Center, Squaxin Island, WA, 2010-Current
     
  • La Familia Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2010-2011
    **Voted 3rd place in 2010 “Best Gallery” category in King 5: The Best of Western Washington
     
  • State of the Arts Gallery, Olympia, WA, 2009

Awards & Notes of Interest

  • The Top 100 Comic Book Covers of 2014
    IGN, http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/12/26/the-top-100-comic-book-covers-of-2014, Dec 2014
     
  • The Best Comic Book Covers of September 2014
    Paste Magazine, http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2014/09/the-best-comic-book-covers-of-september-2014.html , Sept 2014
     
  • Runner up People's Choice
    In the Spirit, Contemporary Northwest Native Arts Exhibit, 2014
     
  • Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art of 2013
    ArtTour International, New York, NY, 2013
     
  • National Native Creative Development Program Grantee
    Evergreen Longhouse Committee, Evergreen State College, 2013
     
  • Honoring Innovation Award Winner,
    In the Spirit, Contemporary Northwest Native Arts Exhibit, 2012
     
  • The Washington State Purchase prize,
    In the Spirit, Contemporary Northwest Native Arts Exhibit, 2012
     
  • Pendleton Award, (Runner-up for People’s choice)
    In the Spirit, Contemporary Northwest Native Arts Exhibit, 2012
     
  • Arts Innovator Award Nominee
    **one of 48 artists in the state nominated
    Washington State Artist Trust, 2010
     
  • Legacy LTD Award Winner
     
    In the Spirit, Contemporary Northwest Native Arts Exhibit, 2009
     
  • Top 200
    Art for God, International Contemporary Christian Art Competition, 2009
     
  • National Native Creative Development Program Grantee
    Evergreen Longhouse Committee, Evergreen State College, 2009
     
  • Native Arts Grantee, The Potlatch Fund, Seattle, WA, 2009
     
  • Formal request from producers of the feature film “Twilight: New Moon”
    request the rights to use the artwork “Steer Clear” as part of one of their Native home sets. 2009
     
  • Winner: Native American Art Competition
    The American Cancer Society, 2008

Commissions & Collections

  • The Seattle Art Museum
    Commissioned to create my 1st Art Installation
    Jan 2015
     
  • Washington State Historical Society
    Commissioned to create the main graphic for their "Living in the Shadows" Volcano exhibit
    Nov 2014
     
  • Rose City Comic Con
    Commissioned to create a con exclusive print
    Aug 2014
     
  • Visit Seattle
    Commissioned to create a Salish Geek Version of the Seattle Skyline for tourism promotions,
    May 2014
     
  • Viacom
    Commissioned to create a special T-shirt design for an internal campaign, April 2014
  • Actor Brett Dalton & Melissa Trn
    Commissioned to create a one-of-a-kind print of Brett's character: Agent Grant Ward on ABC's Agents of SHIELD, Feb 2014
     
  • Funko/Emerald City Comic Con
    Was given a blank POP figure to create for a fundraiser & new product release for Funko and the Seattle Children's Hospital, March 2014
     
  • The Works: Art & Design Festival
     Edmonton, Alberta, June 2013
     
  • Yale University
    Permanent collection, New Haven, CT, 2013
     
  • The Burke Museum
    Permanent collection, University of Washington, WA, 2012
     
  • Washington State History Museum
    Permanent collection,Tacoma, WA, 2012
     
  • Neosho County Community College
    Permanent collection,Chanute, KS, 2012
     
  • Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
    Anti-bulling campaign, Boys & Girls Club, Mayetta, Kansas, Portland, Or, 2011, 2012
     
  •  Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, WA, 2010
     
  • Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
    Suicide prevention campaign, Tulalip Tribal Youth Center Portland, Or, 2010
     
  • Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, Kingston, WA, 2010
     
  • Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
    Steer Clear campaign, Portland, Or, 2009

Related Professional Experience

  • Lead Graphic Designer/Studio Manager
    Masterworks, Poulsbo, WA, (2003 to 2014)
     
  • NDN Geek: Nerd Culture Contributor
    Indian Country Today Media, (2013 to current)
     
  • Guest Teacher/Workshop, The Burke Museum
    University of Washington, WA, January 2015
     
  • Guest Teacher/Workshop, The Seattle Art Museum
     Seattle, WA, December 2013, January & May 2014
     
  • Guest speaker, Gonzaga University
     
    Spokane, WA, September 2013
     
  • Guest Artist Speaker, Studium Generale
     
    Peninsula College, Port Angeles, WA, February 2010
  • Guest Instructor, Art Workshop
    (Serial Plane Formline design), Evergreen Longhouse
    Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, October 2009

Education

  • Honor Graduate
    AA: Industrial Design, The Art Institute of Seattle, Seattle, WA, 2000
     
  • Apprentice
    David Boxley, Master Tsimshian Carver, Kingston, WA, May 2001 through September 2001
     
  • Sculptural Training
    WizKids Games, Bellevue, WA, 2002