Anna TsouhlarakisJuly 8th - 31st, 2024
Anna Tsouhlarakis received her BA from Dartmouth College with degrees in Native American Studies and Studio Art. She went on to receive her MFA from Yale University in Sculpture. Tsouhlarakis has participated in various art residencies including Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Yaddo, and was the Andrew W. Mellon Artist-in-Residence at Colorado College for the 2019-2020 academic year. Tsouhlarakis’s work has been part of national and international exhibitions at venues such as NEON Foundation in Athens, Greece; White Frame in Basel, Switzerland; Rush Arts in New York; the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto; the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts; the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; the National Museum of the American Indian; the National Portrait Gallery; and a recent solo exhibition at MCA Denver. She is a Creative Capital Award recipient for 2021. Other awards include fellowships from the Harpo Foundation, the Eiteljorg Museum, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, and most recently, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award. Tsouhlarakis is an Assistant Professor in the Art and Art History Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is Greek, Creek, and an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation.
Tsouhlarakis and fellow resident Shane Perley-Dutcher have also been commissioned to produce a permanent sculpture on the grounds of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (CMBG), and will be unveiled during our second symposia entitled, Deconstructing the Boundaries: The Land Fights Back. (Deconstructing the Boundaries is a monumental multi-year partnership between Indigo Arts Alliance and CMBG supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation). As the first of its kind at the Gardens, this program brings together community members of all backgrounds to ground ourselves in difficult conversations, creative expression and the power of being together. In 2023 the partnership kicked off with a one-day symposium, Deconstructing the Boundaries: A Future of Land and Food Resilience, which included a panel discussion and breakout sessions facilitated by scholars, artists, activists, and educators to explore the relationships between land stewardship, ethical resource usage and sharing nourishment; all in order to examine how we offer and create modes of being that exist outside of dominant normative U.S. cultural practices.
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