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Andrea Carlson: Wholeness in Future

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Penny Stamps Speaker Series presents: Andrea Carlson
Wholeness in the Future

Andrea Carlson, (Ojibwe), is a visual artist whose practice cites entangled cultural narratives and institutional practices of possession and display. Her studio work includes multi-part paintings and drawings that feature iterative panoramic views of Indigenous futures. Her large-scale site-specific installations layer together imagery and Indigenous languages in an effort to provide visibility for Indigenous peoples within settler cities.

Carlson’s work has been acquired by institutions such as the Denver Art Museum, the British Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Walker Art Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the National Gallery of Canada. Carlson was a 2008 McKnight Fellow, a 2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors grant recipient, and a 2022 United States Artists Fellow. Beyond her artistic practice, Carlson has also served as a writer, curator, and lecturer. She is a co-founder of the Center for Native Futures—the only Native art center in Chicago. Her recent commission, Future Cache, is on display at the University of Michigan Museum of Art through the summer of 2024. In this installation, Carlson combines text and imagery to bring attention to the history of violent displacement of the Cheboiganing (Burt Lake) Band from northern Michigan.

In partnership with the University of Michigan Museum of Art.