Archive for May 14, 2015

Artist of the moment…….Margarete Bagshaw




Margarete Bagshaw was an American artist renown for her modernist interpretations of Native Art. Margarete Bagshaw was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the year 1964.

Her mother was Helen Hardin and her grandmother was also a famous artist, Pablita Velerde. Three generations of professional artists came from his family! I have already created posts for her mother and grandmother.

Margarete Bagshaw didn’t start to create her own artwork until she was in her mid- twenties.

For a few years the artist was based out of the U.S. Virgin Islands.


In this clip a work featuring a female pharaoh:


Sadly Margarete Bagshaw passed away in March of 2015 at the age of 50. She had a brain tumor and recently had a stroke.

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Below a great selection of works by Bagshaw:

Margarete Bagshaw was an awesome artist, creating her own voice despite coming from a family with such an artistic tradition. Its so sad that she passed away at such a young age.



Artist of the moment……..Nicholas Galanin



Nicholas Galanin is an American multiple medium artist from Alaska. Nicholas Galanin was born in Sitka, Alaska in the year 1979. The artist works as a sculptor, with video and other digital mediums, and photographer. Galanin also is a musician.

Galanin studied at the collegiate level abroad earning a B.F.A. from London Guildenhall University. The artist went on to earn a M.F.A. from Massey University located in New Zealand.

Below a great interview with Nicholas Galanin:

Galanin represents the Tinglit and Aleut nations.

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One series done by Galanin featured sculptures of faces made from books, sometimes using as many as 2,000 pages. In this works the end sculpture might be a mask made from a book on Tinglit history. He even created a mask using a bible.

Galanin lists photographer Ed Curtis as a major influence. Curtis was known for his black and white images of Native Americans.

Below a link  to the website of the artist:

What I enjoy most about this artist is the way he mixes cultures such as French design with First Nations masks.