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In the virtual celebration of the opening of Anna Tsouhlarakis: To Bind or to Burn, that took place live on Friday, Feb. 12, curator of Southwest Art Polly Nordstrand spoke with the artist about her work and her strategies to indigenize contemporary art. The exhibition presents various bodies of work, including the projects Tsouhlarakis created while an artist in residence at the FAC. Watch the recorded conversation below.

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Artist Bio

Navajo + Creek + Greek

Anna Tsouhlarakis works in sculpture, installation, video, and performance. She 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.

Her work has been part of national and international exhibitions at venues such as Rush Arts in New York, the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Crystal Bridges Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, the Heard Museum, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. 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 lives and works in Colorado.

Top image: Anna Tsouhlarakis, 2/It Goes Like This, 2019, Found wood, IKEA remnants, porcupine quills, deer antlers, sinew, resin, plaster, Courtesy of the Artist