contact name: Carolyn Lee Anderson
Ancient Traders Gallery
1113 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Mitakuye Oyasin/All My Relations, an urban Indian arts program designed to honor and strengthen relationships between contemporary American Indian artists and the living influence of preceding generations, between artists and audiences of all ethnic backgrounds, and between art and the soul of the neighborhood. A Cultural collaboration of the American Indian Neighborhood Development Corporation
2115 West 21st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Carolyn Anderson, a visual artist/curator, graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2006 with a B.A. in Studio Art. In her art she is interested in exploring how the "developed" world contrasts to the natural world's beautiful, less obvious, underlying order. She uses acrylic to create images that explore the Euroamerican battle against the "wild" and their attraction to straight, squared edges, clean, geometric shapes, and obsessively-trimmed lawns. She has exhibited at several venues throughout Minneapolis including Ancient Traders Gallery, the Bockley Gallery, the Susan Hensel Gallery, and the Gage Family Art Gallery at Augsburg College. In 2008 she began working on a set design project with Diné (Navajo) playwright, Rhiana Yazzie for her play, Ady, which will premiere at Pangea Theatre in Minneapolis June 2010.
As a curator, Carolyn is devoted to American Indian artists. The past two years, she has been working with the All My Relations Program at Ancient Traders Gallery to support contemporary American Indian artists. This past year, she interned at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts where she organized exhibits under the guidance of Associate Curator, Joseph Horse Capture. In October 2009 Carolyn co-curated a group exhibit of Alaska Native/Native American artists at the Out North Gallery in Anchorage with Emily Johnson, a dancemaker of Yup'ik descent. Carolyn is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation. She lives and works in Minneapolis.
Country of Citizenship:
Golden Valley, Minnesota
November 1, 1982