Tire, 2003. Joe Feddersen (Colville Confederated Tribes [Okanagan/Lakes]), b. 1953. Sandblasted blown glass. Museum purchase, 2003 (26/2874).

Feddersen’s elegant glass baskets place images of contemporary human marks on the land over raised Plateau basketry designs, themselves representing mountains, streams, animal tracks, and other landscape elements. This layering of imagery links these works closely to the monoprints for which Feddersen is best known, although the subtractive sandblasting technique used here is in effect a reversal of the additive printmaking process.

Joe Feddersen (Colville Confederated Tribes [Okanagan/Lakes], b. 1953) retired with Emeritus status in 2009 from The Evergreen State College—which honored him with its first distinguished faculty award—and returned home to the Colville Reservation. Recognized for both his monoprints and his glass baskets, Feddersen has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions. He received a BFA from the University of Washington and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin. His work has been collected by corporate and public institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art. He is the subject of Joe Feddersen: Vital Signs, published by the University of Washington as part of its Jacob Lawrence Series on American Artists.


Printmaking Workshop with Joe Feddersen
Sunday, October 24, 2010

Artist Joe Feddersen (Colville Confederated Tribes) led a hands-on printmaking workshop for kids and families.

Vantage Point: The Contemporary Native Art Collection

The National Museum of the American Indian
NMAI on the National Mall | Washington, DC