Photo Credit: Traci Anderson, Noxie Studio
I have worked steadily at my art since 1962, and have had several shows in New York, including a solo exhibition at The College of New Rochelle. I’ve exhibited at Tribal Spears Gallery in Harlem in a two-woman exhibition with my daughter, photographer Jesi Kelley, and in We Are Still Here, curated by Marline A. Martin at Arts Horizons.
My work comes from my experience as an undocumented Native Womyn. Color, line, light combine with images about shifting identity, perceptions, reality, and abstractions. I explore the essential nature of womyn, freeing my vision from the constraints of my formal, Bauhaus influenced training, from the European male definition of ART. I use humor and sometimes the ‘side-eye’ to engage in a dialogue with the viewer, to confront clichés about “woman’s art” and what is trivial and what is profound.