Artist Talk by Brenda Mallory

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Portland artist Brenda Mallory (American, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) will discuss her interest in reclaimed materials, themes in her art making, and new work. Brenda Mallory’s mixed media sculptural works are comprised of a variety of materials including cloth, fibers, beeswax, and found objects.  By creating multiple forms that are joined with crude hardware that imply tenuous connections or repairs, her work addresses ideas of interference and disruption in long-established systems of nature and human cultures. Mallory lives in Portland, Oregon but grew up in Oklahoma and is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. She holds a BA in Linguistics & English from UCLA and a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art.  She has received grants from the Oregon Arts Commission, Ford Family Foundation, and the Regional Arts & Culture Council, and was recently named recently a 2022 Hallie Ford Fellow in the Visual Arts. Audience Q&A to follow.

This program supports the UO Common Reading of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer.