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Andrea Carlson

Visual Artist
2020 Make a Wave
Visual Arts

Andrea Carlson (Ojibwe, b. 1979) is a visual artist who currently lives in Potawatomi land (Zhigaagong/Chicago). Through painting and drawing, Carlson entangles cultural narratives while questioning institutional authority over objects based on the merit of possession. Current research activities include Indigenous Futurism and cultural assimilation metaphors in film. Her work has been acquired by institutions such as the British Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the National Gallery of Canada. Carlson was a 2008 McKnight Fellow and a 2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors grant recipient.

Featured Artworks

  •  Andrea Carlson artwork "Long Weekend"
  •  Andrea Carlson artwork "Cannibal Holocaust"
  •  Andrea Carlson artwork "Apocalypse Dominai"
  •  Andrea Carlson artwork "Exit"
  •  Andrea Carlson artwork "Anti Retro"
  •  Andrea Carlson artwork "Sunshing"
  •  Andrea Carlson artwork "Ink Babel"
  •  Andrea Carlson artwork "The Tempest"