Unhinged (Map)

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    Jaune Quick-to-See Smith
    Born 1940, St. Ignatius Indiana Mission, Flathead Reservation, Montana

    1960 AD Olympic College, Bremerton, Washington
    1976 BA Framingham State College, Massachusetts
    1980 MA University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

    Selected museum exhibitions:
    Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana (2017); Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana (2016); Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Sante Fe (2012); Newcomb Art Gallery, New Orleans (2009); Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona (2004); National Museum of the American Indian, New York (2004); Penn State University, State College (2002); Art Museum of Missoula, Montana (2000); California State University, Long Beach (1989); Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana (1986)
    Selected honors: Woodson Foundation Award (2014); National Academy of Art (2011); College Art Association Committee on Women in the Arts Award (2002); National Women’s Caucus for Art Award in Visual Arts (1997); Joan Mitchell Foundation Award (1996); Wallace Stegner Award for Art of the American West (1995)
    Selected public collections: Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico; Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco; Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Miami Dade College Museum of Art and Design; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Modern Art; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington; Rhode Island School of Art and Design; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Whitney Museum of Art

    An enrolled member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith creates multifaceted art that communicates her insistent socio-political commentary. In Unhinged (Map), 2018, she presents her world view by painting a map of North American countries upside down and separated by blocks of color and abstract lines of centrifugal force. Highlighting the artificiality of political borders and reminding us of these nations’ histories with native peoples, Quick-to-See Smith’s provocative painting combines the personal and political.

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Unhinged (Map)

signed, titled and dated “Jaune Smith 2018 map unhinged” on the overlap
oil, acrylic and oil stick
60 x 40 in. (152.4 x 101.6 cm.)
Executed in 2018.

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NOMEN: American Women Artists from 1945 to Today

New York Selling Exhibition 19 June - 3 August 2019